Here are some excerpts of 28 documentaries related to Hong Kong cinema that I made. Cantonese or Mandarin with French subtitles only.
#MICHELLE REIS (李嘉欣) About Tsui Hark (徐克) & "Swordsman 2" (笑傲江湖II東方不敗)
Full video interview (13') available on the French DVD of "Wicked City"
#ERIC TSANG (曾志偉) About Liu Chia-liang (劉家良) and ...Read more
A few years ago, I had a long interview (almost three hours I think) with Hong Kong artist Bobby Yip a.k.a. Baat Leung-gam (八兩金), one of the coolest person I've ever met. Due to his incredible look and eccentric attitude, he often plays lackeys or bad guys in movies.
Bobby Yip (LUCKY GUY - 1998) He made his debut as an actor in 1993 in the action movie First Shot / 廉政第一擊, a rip-off of Brian De Palma's The Unt...Read more
After directing so many short documentaries about Asian cinema the last four years, I've decided to do something completely different. In September 2007, I started to work on a feature-length musical documentary called Rock 'n' Roll Girls, which will mainly focus on multitalented workaholic indie French artist
Akasha "Sick" Lust (she's a singer, composer, bassist, guitarist, poet, painter, director etc...) and her five music bands (yes, five !) : IKU,
d.e.v.i.a.n.c.e., ...Read more
The editorial policy of “ Kumite” (a quaterly French magazine specialized in Asian cinema - I’m writing in it since 2002) changed radically with this n°34 issue. Apparently, the head(s) of the magazine’s company say(s) something like “ ”.
And since this company ( Seven Sept) is also now releasing in DVD in France the fantasy Hong Kong action movies Twin Effects (2003) & Twins E...Read more
Going to a festival and staying at home at the same time ? Yes, that's possible with the European Spiritual Film Festival ( ESFF), founded by French film director / producer and Viet Vo Dao master, Marc Olivier Louveau a.k.a. Lou Ma Ho (His short movie, A Monk's Awakening, is still receivi...Read more
Since the beginning of 2004, all the short documentaries that I made about Asian cinema (more than 100) were released in DVD in France as extra features. Among them, only two were released in other countries.
The first one, Fast and Dangerous, which contains an interview of director Andrew Lau, was released in France first, in 2005, on the French edition of Legend of Speed, and then in South America in 2007, on...Read more
When you hear "martial arts novels", you can think of several famous writers of Chinese literature. But when you hear "mystery martial arts novels", only one name can pop in your mind: Gu Long.
Born in Hong Kong in 1937 as Xiong Yao-hua, he was the most popular martial arts novelist of Taiwan, where he emigrated when he was 13. In deep passion for literature since his childhood, he shows a big interest ...Read more
Susan Shaw Yin-yin a.k.a. Shaw Yum-yum a.k.a. Siu Yam-yam (邵音音), a glamorous actress who started in the film industry in mid-70s, has worked several time for the most prestigious director of Hong Kong cinema at that time, Li Han-hsiang ( Moods Of Love 風花雪月 , Love Swindlers 騙財騙色 , Passing Flickers 三十年細說從頭 etc...), and in other movies produced by the Shaw Brothers company, like Chang Cheh's Chinatown Kid 唐人街小子, Pao Hsueh-li's Deadly Angels 俏探女嬌娃, Sun Chung's Big Bad Sisetc...
This is one of the few articles that I wrote in English for a magazine (I'm French). It was published in Hong Kong in 2005, in the issue n°15 of "WeatEast Magazine". Don't hesitate to give me your (good or bad) comments about it...
In the seventies, westerners discovered Hong Kong cinema through kung fu movies. In the eighties and the nineties, Hong Kong cinema was mostly associated to one genre: action. Have things changed since the new millennium?