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Super Belated HKIFF Wrapup: "That Demon Within," "No Man's Land," "Particle Fever," and Much More

10:33 AM 4/30/2014 by Senh Duong
Daniel Wu and Nick Cheung in "That Demon Within"
The 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival ended about three weeks ago … and I’m still recovering from it. Like Cannes, it’s difficult to find a good balance between watching films, writing about them, and absorbing the culture from another country in just a few weeks.

HKIFF: Pang Ho-Cheung's Dramedy "Aberdeen" Surprisingly Decent

2:36 AM 3/31/2014 by Senh Duong
The cast of "Aberdeen" in the opening ceremony of the HKIFF
When tickets for films from the Hong Kong International Film Festival went on sale in early March, Pang Ho-Cheung’s Aberdeen, one of the two opening films, sold out in just eight minutes. Unlike other film festivals like Sundance and Toronto, a press pass doesn’t guarantee you a seat. If a film’s sold out, you’re kinda out of luck (more on the “kinda” later).

From the Outside Looking in at HKIFF

4:16 AM 3/28/2014 by popcorn
Hong Kong International Film Festival
Being a first timer at the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), every new encounter heightens my curiosity and sense of wonderment. I am fascinated by everything, from the small, intuitive adjustments like a light sensor under the sink to alert water flow, to the low key manner and openness of celebrities, to the grandiose celebrity filled billboards and flat screen televisions lining the subways and high rises, keeping you in the know on the latest products, shows and activities.
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