Pang Ho-cheung

Edmund Pang Ho-cheung[1] (Chinese: 彭浩翔) is a Hong Kong film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist.

Pang Ho-cheung
Pang Ho-cheung, director of Exodus, 2007 TIFF (cropped).jpg
Born (1973-09-22) 22 September 1973 (age 48)
Hong Kong
OccupationFilm director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, actor, playwright
Awards
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest New Director
2004 Men Suddenly in Black
Best Screenplay
2011 Love in a Puff

Golden Bauhinia AwardsBest Screenplay
2002 You Shoot, I Shoot
2005 Beyond Our Ken

Hong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest New Director
2004 Men Suddenly in Black

Chinese name

Early lifeEdit

Pang was born in Hong Kong in 1973. At the age of 15, he started using a video camera to direct short films with his elder brother.[2]

After graduating from high school, he studied abroad in Taiwan for half a year, before returning to Hong Kong where he worked for Hong Kong Asian Television Limited as a gag show writer. He later wrote his first novel, and served as a columnist for various newspapers and magazines.[2]

CareerEdit

In 1997, at the age of 24, Pang began 18 months of research for his first novel, "Fulltime Killer". The novel went on to become extremely popular, selling more than 100,000 copies in Hong Kong. It was then reworked as a radio program.[2] Johnnie To adapted the novel into a feature film starring Andy Lau in 2001.[3]

While Pang was still a television and radio host, he decided to fulfill his dream of being a film director.[citation needed]

Pang made his feature length debut with You Shoot, I Shoot (2001).[3]

His feature film Love in the Buff opened the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival, in March 2012. The film is a sequel to the successful romance Love in a Puff. Both star Miriam Yeung Chin-wah and Shawn Yue Man-lok.[4] The films have been likened to Hong Kong's version of the Before trilogy.[3][5]

In February 2019, it was reported that Pang was going to write, direct, and produce a film trilogy based on Jin Yong's wuxia novel The Deer and the Cauldron through Pang's Making Films Production company. Each film was slated to receive an $80 million dollar budget.[6]

Style and themesEdit

Pang has been deemed one of Hong Kong cinema's most recognizable directors. However, he is uncomfortable with being categorized as a "Hong Kong director" as he believes the attribution does not fully capture the full range of films within the industry.[3]

Muse magazine film critic Perry Lam has praised Pang for 'often demonstrat[ing] a Kafkaesque talent for seeing the absurd in the mundane realities of everyday life.'[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Pang is married to producer Subi Liang.[3]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Director Writer Notes References
2000 Undercover Blues No Yes zh: 刑杀之法
Killers No Yes zh: 刀手
2001 The Cheaters No Yes zh: 正将
2001 You Shoot, I Shoot Yes Yes co-wrote with Vincent Kok
2003 Men Suddenly in Black Yes Yes co-wrote with Patrick Kong & Erica Lee
2004 Beyond Our Ken Yes Yes co-wrote with Wong Wing-Sze
2005 A.V. Yes Yes co-wrote with Wenders Li & Sam Chak-Foon
2006 Isabella Yes Yes co-wrote with Kearen Pang, Derek Tsang, & Jimmy Wan
2007 Exodus Yes Yes co-wrote with Cheuk Wan-chi & Jimmy Wan
Trivial Matters Yes Yes zh: 破事儿
2010 Love in a Puff Yes Yes co-write with Heiward Mak
Dream Home Yes Yes co-wrote with Derek Tsang, & Jimmy Wan Chi-man
2012 Love in the Buff Yes No [8]
Vulgaria Yes Yes co-wrote with Lam Chiu-wing & Luk Yee-sum
2014 Aberdeen Yes Yes [9]
Women Who Flirt Yes Yes co-wrote with Luk Yee-sum
2017 Love Off the Cuff Yes Yes co-wrote with Luk Yee-sum & Jimmy Wan Chi-man [5]
2019 Missbehavior Yes Yes co-wrote with Sunny Lau [10]

ProducerEdit

  • 指甲刀人魔 (short film) (2010)
  • 假戏真做 (short film) (2010)
  • 谎言大作战 (short film) (2010)
  • 爱在微博蔓延时 (short film) (2010)

NovelistEdit

ActorEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scott, Matthew (9 February 2009). "Eager actress not ready to go the full distance". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 12 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b c Pang Ho-Cheung:Biography
  3. ^ a b c d e Kerr, Elizabeth (19 April 2017). "The Most Hong Kong Man in Cinema? A Meeting with Pang Ho-Cheung". Zolima City Magazine (in British English). Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  4. ^ Film festival offers global gems, SCMP, 24 February 2012
  5. ^ a b Kerr, Elizabeth (11 April 2017). "'Love Off the Cuff': Film Review | Hong Kong 2017". The Hollywood Reporter (in American English). Retrieved 12 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Chu, Karen (13 February 2019). "Hong Kong Director Pang Ho-cheung to Adapt 'The Deer and the Cauldron' Into $240M Trilogy". The Hollywood Reporter (in American English). Retrieved 13 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Lam, Perry (April 2010). "'Unapologetically local'". Muse Magazine (39): 99.
  8. ^ Lee, Maggie (21 March 2012). "Love in the Buff". Variety (in American English). Retrieved 12 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Kuipers, Richard (24 March 2014). "Hong Kong Film Review: 'Aberdeen'". Variety (in American English). Retrieved 12 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Lee, Edmund (29 January 2019). "Missbehavior: Pang Ho-cheung's Chinese New Year comedy". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 12 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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