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Director in Action

Stephen Teo


One of the most prominent directors in Hong Kong at the moment, Johnnie To Kei-fung, has over the past few years been receiving more attention at film festivals globally with films such as Breaking News (2004), Election I & II (2005–2006), Exiled (2006), The Mad Detective (2007), and most recently, Sparrow (2008). Sometimes referred to as the post-1997 poet of Hong Kong, To has a career that actually goes back as far as the 1980s, and as one of the few directors to keep up a high output even after the local film industry started to decline, his CV now boasts close to 50 films. Writing a monogr ... More

Keywords: directors, Hong Kong, Johnnie To Kei-fung, action films, genre, auteur, Johnnie To

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9789622098398
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098398.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Teo, author
University of Warsaw