All geared up to welcome 2022? Alongside holiday festivities, it’s also time to plan for the exciting year ahead of us whether it’s your first overseas trip, new books to read, new events to attend and of course, new movies to watch.
While the entertainment industry has been battered by the pandemic with cinemas closing and fewer audiences due to social distancing measures, we also can’t deny that movies and shows have brought us a great deal of comfort during these difficult times while we quarantine or social distance. It’s important that we keep supporting them while we can.
To help you plan your watch list for 2022, we’ve rounded up some of the highly anticipated titles coming out in Hong Kong cinemas this year. Whether you’re looking for your next superhero movie, horror flicks, heartwarming coming of age dramas, there’s certainly something for you.
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1. West Side Story
An adaptation of the 1957 eponymous stage musical, West Side Story follows the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks. Caught in between are Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler) and their forbidden romance.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie marks Zegler’s feature film debut. Upon its release in the US, the film has already garnered widespread acclaim for its direction, screenplay, cinematography and performances.
Hong Kong release: January 6