Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tsui Hark Exhibition in Hong Kong


Thanks to Mark Wu's excellent travel blog Mangovine I found out that there is an exhibition covering the work of film maker Tsui Hark on in Hong Kong now. Although I wont actually be able to visit (due to being in the UK and not, unfortunately, about to jet off to HK) I can look at the photos Mark has posted and be envious of him!
The exhibition is entitled A Tribute to Romantic Visions, find out more here:
http://www.mangovine.net/site/entry/tsui_harks_film_workshop_exhibition_at_agnes_b/
Trivia: Tsui Hark had a small role in the Michelle Yeoh/Cynthia Rothrock movie Yes, Madam, as a character called Panadol (along with sidekicks Strepsil and Aspirin!). 1980's Slapstick kung fu in jumpsuits and denim. Nice. A million miles away from the stylish epics Tsui Hark directed himself (eg the Once Upon A time in China series) but good fun nonetheless. Tsui Hark is currently working on Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame starring Andy Lau, Bingbing Li, Carina Lau (the lucky Mrs Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and the legendary Sammo Hung Kam Bo.

3 comments:

duriandave said...

I wish I could see this exhibit, especially the movie posters.

Tsui Hark was awesome in Yes, Madam. He's really a great comedian. Have you seen his film All the Wrong Clues? It's a slapstick masterpiece.

migratingfishswim said...

s*d it! let's drop everything, raid the house-keeping money and go

Lucky Cat said...

Yes wish I could just drop everything and go to HK, looks like a great exhibition.
Haven't see All the Wrong Clues, I'll look it up, thanks!