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Interview Clement Cheng on Gallants
We met Gallants director Clement Cheng at the London Terracotta Far East Film Festival for a one-to-one interview. Cheng is a warm and chatty character, so we decided not only to present the interview transcript below, but also to share edited transcripts of his masterclass and Q&A in the British capital.
 
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 1/6/2011
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  10 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Clement Cheng Sze Kit Page : 1  10  
Chen Kuan Tai Page : 7  8  
Bruce Leung Siu Lung Page : 7  8  
Movies : Gallants Page : 1  3  5  

The Rise of Johnnie To
(Johnnie To photo © Laurent Koffel www.laurentkoffel.com)
How did Johnnie To go from an almost unknown director in Western circles circa 2000 to one of the world’s most talked about international filmmakers today? This is the tale by Marie Jost of fanboys and cult cinema, film festivals and bitter debates waged by critics, and ultimately the embrace of Johnnie To by international film festival programmers and the academic community. Marie also analyzes how To talks about To in the Western media. As a complement, Thomas Podvin interviewed five persons living in Hong Kong, critics, academics and fanboys. They offer a Hong Kong perpective on Johnnie To and his work.
A PDF version of the document is available to download on page 1.
 
Author(s) : Marie Jost
Date : 28/2/2011
Type(s) : Analysis, Food for thought, Information
 
Index :
  20 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Johnnie To Kei Fung Page : 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  15  16  18  19  20  
Wai Ka Fai Page : 2  12  13  15  17  18  19  20  
Articles : Page :   
Companies : Milkyway Image (HK) Ltd. Page : 2  3  4  6  11  12  13  
One Hundred Years of Film Page : 12  

Interview Clara Law, Eddie Fong: Chinese Diaspora & Global Dream
In March 2010, filmmakers Clara Law and Eddie Fong participated in a panel discussion at the University of Hong Kong. The filmmakers discussed the themes of Chinese Diaspora, existence and dream in their films Farewell China, Autumn Moon, Floating Life, Goddess of 1967 and their latest effort Like A Dream. A printer friendly version of the article is available page 1 (pdf format).
 
Author(s) : Gina Marchetti
Date : 26/8/2010
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  7 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Eddie Fong Ling Ching Page : 1  2  
Clara Law Cheuk Yu Page : 1  2  6  7  
Movies : Autumn Moon Page : 3  7  
Farewell China Page : 1  5  
Floating Life Page : 1  4  5  
The Goddess Of 1967 Page : 6  
Like A Dream Page : 1  5  

Interview with Chee Keong Cheung, on his HK action film debut
Brit Film-maker from Chinese decent Cheung Chee Keong, or Chee Keong Cheung, discusses below his brand new film, the actioner Bodyguard: A New Beginning. Shot between HK and the UK, and a bridge between two countries and two cultures, Bodyguard is Cheung’s first step in the world of action drama, the HK style.
 
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 30/12/2008
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  6 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Cheung Chee Keong Page : 1  
Carl Ng Ka Lung Page : 2  4  
Richard Ng Yiu Hon Page : 1  2  3  4  
Vincent Sze Page : 3  4  
Movies : Bodyguard: A New Beginning Page : 1  2  3  

Interview Nicholas Chin on Magazine Gap Road
For his directorial debut, Nicholas Chin has weaved a beautiful tale, set up in the highest part of Hong Kong Island, The Peak. Magazine Gap Road stands in a grey area where the high society and high-end prostitution collide. Below, Chin discusses in details how he got the indie film off the ground, from the initial idea, to hiring a great cast and crew and to his unique creative process.
 
Author(s) : Mounir Zekhnini, Thomas Podvin
Date : 7/12/2008
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  4 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Nicholas Chin Page : 1  
Richard Ng Yiu Hon Page : 1  2  
Elvis Tsui Kam Kong Page : 1  2  
Movies : Magazine Gap Road Page : 1  3  

Interview Hung Yan Yan on Coweb
Hong Kong number one baddy directorial debut Coweb is an answer to thai action film extravaganza, and especially to the latest entry, Chocolate. Let’s hear what this new film has to offer.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 11/11/2008
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  1 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Hung Yan Yan Page : 1  
Jiang Lu Xia Page : 1  
Movies : Coweb Page : 1  

Interview Antony Szeto on Wushu
Filmmaker Anthony Szeto’s (Dragon Blade, 2005) new directorial effort, Wushu, appears like a bridge between productions from HK and the Chinese mainland, between old-school and new school action films and between a feature film and a TV movie.
Is it ambitious or just schizophrenic?
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 8/11/2008
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  1 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Antony Szeto Wing Wa Page : 1  
Movies : Wushu Page : 1  

Conversations with Peter Chan Ho Sun
Below are two unpublished transcripts of our conversations with Peter Chan in 2005 and 2007.
Chan discusses his films (Perhaps Love, Comrades, Almost a Love Story and The Warlords), his childhood, movie-making techniques, his love for Casablanca, the situation of the world cinema, his love for women and so on.
A printer-friendly version is avaiable (PDF) page 1.
 
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 27/10/2008
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  15 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Peter Chan Ho Sun Page : 1  
John Woo Page : 1  2  6  
Movies : Comrades, Almost A Love Story Page : 2  3  
Heroes Shed No Tears Page : 1  2  6  
Perhaps Love Page : 1  2  3  4  7  8  13  
Three... Extremes Page : 2  
The Warlords Page : 8  9  12  13  14  
Companies : Applause Pictures Page : 5  13  
United Filmmakers Organization (UFO) Page : 5  

Interview with David Wu, a chef in the editing room
Editor/director David Wu has gone West to make many films and TV series in America. His latest effort, Iron Road, with Sun Li (from Fearless) and Tony Leung Kar-fai, was a good excuse to go back to China. And a good excuse for us to catch up with the filmmaker responsible for the 1980s-1990s Hk action film hectic style.
 
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 3/6/2008
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  3 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : David Wu Tai Wai Page : 1  
Movies : Iron Road Page : 2  3  

Interview Lawrence Lau on Besieged City and City Without Baseball
At the 2008 HKIFF, Arnaud Lanuque met with Besieged City director Lawrence Ah Mon (AKA Laurence Lau) and they discussed the joy to work with non-professional actors in Besieged City and with the Baseball team of HK in City without Baseball. Below is the transcript of the interview.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 28/4/2008
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  3 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Lawrence Ah Mon Page : 1  2  3  
Scud Page : 2  3  
Movies : Besieged City Page : 1  
City Without Baseball Page : 2  3  

Interview Alexi Tan (Blood Brothers)
Blood Brothers is Alexi Tan’s directorial debut. The thirty-something director had the chance to be produced by two great talents from the Hong Kong cinema, John Woo and Terence Chang. We met Tan at the 10th Deauville Asia Festival on March 2008.
 
Author(s) : Maxime Brun
Date : 18/3/2008
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  1 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Alexi Tan Page : 1  
Movies : Blood Brothers Page : 1  

Interview with Wong Jing, guru of mainstream cinema
In our interview with the prolific Wong Jing, we discussed his influences, his business tricks, what he thinks of egoistic filmmakers and audience, his special brand of humour (called ‘mo lei tau’), and his favourite film genre. Page 9 is a guide for the man's extensive filmography.
 
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 10/12/2007
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  9 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Wong Jing Page : 3  9  
Natalie Meng Yao Page : 5  
Wong Tin Lam Page : 1  
Movies : God Of Gamblers 2 Page : 4  
Lexic : Mo Lai To Page :   

Interview Patrick Tam: the exiled filmmaker
In the interview below, Patrick Tam talks about the production of his most recent film, After This Our Exile, his relationship with Wong Kar-wai, his involvement with the Hong Kong New Wave, his method of working with actors like Aaron Kwok, and his own approach to the intricacies of film aesthetics within Chinese-language cinema.
 
Author(s) : Gina Marchetti, David Vivier, Thomas Podvin
Date : 28/6/2007
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  8 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Patrick Tam Kar Ming Page : 1  
Aaron Kwok Fu Sing Page : 1  2  3  6  8  
Movies : After This, Our Exile Page : 1  2  4  5  6  8  

Interview with a new John Woo
So many things have been written on John Woo. Good or bad. So we needed to find out for ourselves what was really going on and what the ‘God of Action’ had to say about it. During the production of Red Cliff, we discussed with Woo his background and we came back for more later, after the film was released. The interview below is a collection of quotes we gathered over a period of two years.
 
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 7/4/2007
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  2 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : John Woo Page : 1  
Terence Chang Chia Tsun Page : 2  
Movies : Red Cliff - Part 1 Page : 1  2  

Interview with Ninja director Godfrey Ho
Hkcinemagic.com and Nanarland jointly interviewed notorious "ninja director" Godfrey Ho. He reveals the secret of a good ninja flick and much more.
 
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 3/3/2007
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  6 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Godfrey Ho Chi Keung Page : 1  3  
Joseph Lai San Lun Page : 1  2  3  
Tomas Tang Kaak Yan Page : 2  
Companies : IFD Films and Arts Ltd Page : 1  2  

Interview : Johnnie To On Election 1 & 2
At the 2006 Cannes festival Bastian met with Johnnie To. The director was in town to present his double effort : Election. In this short interview To talks about his career and his latest works.
 
Author(s) : Bastian Meiresonne
Date : 15/5/2006
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  1 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Johnnie To Kei Fung Page : 1  
Movies : Election 2 Page : 1  
The Election Page : 1  
Companies : One Hundred Years of Film Page : 1  

Interviews with Peter Chan: almost love stories
Director Peter Chan elaborates on his musical Perhaps Love and talks about his projects.
 
Author(s) : David Vivier, Thomas Podvin, Bastian Meiresonne
Date : 15/3/2006
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  4 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Peter Chan Ho Sun Page : 1  
Movies : Perhaps Love Page : 1  
Companies : Applause Pictures Page : 1  
United Filmmakers Organization (UFO) Page : 1  

A Chinese Tall Story : the monkey business by Jeff Lau
A Chinese Tall Story is the perfect family entertainment and a feel-good movie; it’s also the third installment of Jeff Lau’s “Journey to the West” series of adaptations. Meet Charlene Choi as a lizard imp and Nicholas Tse as a foul monk. Check out the new extravaganza from the Wong Kar-wai alter ego, the jovial and cunning Jeff Lau.
 
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 6/1/2006
Type(s) : Information, Analysis
 
Index :
  1 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Jeff Lau Chun Wai Page : 1  
Movies : A Chinese Tall Story Page : 1  
Companies : Emperor Motion Pictures Page : 1  

Interview with Stanley Kwan in Paris
In July 2005, in the Paris International Encounters on Cinema, we had the pleasure to meet with the Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan. Here is the interview he gave us.
 
Author(s) : David Vivier, Van-Thuan LY
Date : 2/7/2005
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  5 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Stanley Kwan Kam Pang Page : 1  
Movies : Center Stage Page : 1  3  4  
Lan Yu Page : 3  
Rouge Page : 4  5  

Interview Gordon Chan, from The Big Heat to A-1
Gordon Chan discusses his career and successes in length in an interview we did in Central, HK. The last film discussed was A-1 Headlines.
 
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin, David Vivier
Date : 13/1/2005
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  13 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Gordon Chan Kar Shan Page : 1  10  12  
Stephen Chow Sing Chi Page : 3  5  
Dante Lam Chiu Yin Page : 4  8  10  
Jet Li Page : 2  9  
Anthony Wong Chau Sang Page : 10  11  
John Woo Page : 5  6  
Movies : A-1 Page : 11  
Beast Cops Page : 1  10  11  13  
Fight Back To School Page : 1  4  5  6  
Final Option Page : 1  6  
First Option Page : 1  7  
Fist Of Fury Page : 9  
Fist Of Legend Page : 1  9  10  13  
Heart To Hearts Page : 1  2  6  
The New Option Page : 7  
Project 1:99 Page : 1  
Project 1:99 Waiting For Luck Page : 12  

Interview with Derek Yee
During one of this sunny HK afternoon, we went to Kwun Tong to meet with one of the most gifted HK filmmakers, Derek Yee. We stole his time to discuss his Shaw Brothers years, One Night in Mongkok, Viva Erotica and the Chinese cinema.
 
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin, Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 6/1/2005
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  7 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Derek Yee Tung Sing Page : 1  5  
Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing Page : 5  
Chin Kar Lok Page : 4  
Movies : One Nite In Mongkok Page : 1  2  
Viva Erotica Page : 1  5  

Interview with Andrew Lau and Alan Mak -Infernal Affairs
The Infernal Affairs trilogy was acclaimed not only in Asia but also all over the world. Let’s see how the two talented directors Andrew Lau and Alan Mak talk about their latest big success.
 
Author(s) : Amy Lee, Gina Marchetti
Date : 3/11/2004
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  3 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Andrew Lau Wai Keung Page : 1  
Alan Mak Siu Fai Page : 1  
Movies : Infernal Affairs Page : 2  3  
Infernal Affairs II Page :   
Infernal Affairs III Page : 3  
Companies : Base Production Ltd Page : 2  
Media Asia Group Page : 2  

Interview with Ronny Yu
The 2004 BIFFF was a perfect opportunity to meet with the director of The Bride With White Hair and the next Jet Li's movies Fearless, Ronny Yu. Now exiled in the USA, Yu has directed Horror and fantastic movies. In a posh Hotel of the Belgium capital, Ronny Yu talks about his careers in the Western and Eastern Hollywoods and his peculiar way to direct movies and to keep learning new things on every shooting days.
 
Author(s) : David Vivier, Thomas Podvin
Date : 28/3/2004
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  3 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Ronny Yu Yan Tai Page : 1  2  
Movies : The Bride With White Hair Page : 1  2  3  
The Phantom Lover Page : 3  

Interview with Barbara Wong Chun Chun
Barbara Wong is a young female director who prooved to be gifted in only a few features. Her way to direct and her love for the characters she shot are consistent with the special place she wants to give in her movies to women and youth in the modern HK society.
 
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 24/1/2004
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  1 page(s) in this article.

Interview with Joe Ma & Miriam Yeung
This is a transcript of the press meeting with the Hong-Kong delegation hosted by Tim Youngs at the fourth edition of the Far East Film Festival of Udine in April 2002. The meeting was attended by directors Joe Ma and actress-singer Miriam Yeung.
 
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 1/4/2002
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  1 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Joe Ma Wai Ho Page : 1  
Miriam Yeung Chin Wah Page : 1  

Interview with Crystal Kwok
In March 2000, we had the chance to meet Crystal Kwok at the second Far East Film Festival in Deauville, France. Her first movie as a director, The Mistress, was screened then. She kindly agreed to answer our questions about her debut, when she teamed up with Jet Li and Tsui Hark, when she was Maggie Cheung's double, and about her first feature The Mistress as a film director.
 
Author(s) : Laurent Henry, Grégory Auguste Dormeuil
Date : 1/3/2001
Type(s) : Interview
 
Index :
  1 page(s) in this article.
Main topics :
People : Crystal Kwok Kam Yan Page : 1  
Movies : The Mistress Page : 1  


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