The 20 HKFA Best Films of the 1980s

The Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA) has an illustrious history spanning 40 years since its inception in 1982. Basically Hong Kong’s answer to the Academy Awards, the HKFA has nominated a total of 41 movies in the Best Film category throughout the 1980s era. Allen Fong’s Italian neorealist-inspired family melodrama Father and Son <父子情> became the first-ever recipient awarded the Best Film and Best Director awards.

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35 Years Later: A Better Tomorrow 英雄本色 (1986)

There were many memorable movies during the golden age of Hong Kong cinema in the 80s and 90s and among them include John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow <英雄本色>, which was released back on August 2, 1986.

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A Better Tomorrow 2018 英雄本色2018 (2018) Review

Ding Sheng is no stranger to rebooting a classic HK movie. He already did it once in Police Story 2013 <警察故事2013>, revitalising the hugely-popular franchise inside out with a more labyrinthine storyline in the vein of Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon and even reduced Jackie Chan’s usual renegade cop role into a moody protagonist. A bold move nonetheless, even though Ding Sheng’s overall effort was more of a mixed result that didn’t exactly reaches its full potential.

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