London ETO promotes Hong Kong films in London (with photos)
The film festival in London, organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society in partnership with Koenig Film, London, and sponsored by Create Hong Kong, features nine of the best Hong Kong films produced during the past 20 years. It forms part of the London ETO's programme of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The London programme includes a wide range of films, including works from internationally renowned Hong Kong directors, such as Ann Huis "Ordinary Heroes"; Johnnie To's "PTU"; Fruit Chan's "Made In Hong Kong (newly restored in 2017)"; and Alex Law's "Echoes Of The Rainbow". Films produced by young and talented filmmakers, including "Mad World" directed by Chun Wong; "Gallants" co-directed by Derek Kwok and Clement Cheng; "Trivisa" directed by Frank Hui, Jevons Au and Vicky Wong, and produced by Johnnie To; and "The Brink" directed by Jonathan Li, were also shown.
Creative Visions opened on November 17 (London time) with the European première of Wilson Yip's film "Paradox". The film's star, actor and producer Gordon Lam has come to London to give audiences Q&A session after the screening of and film as well as conversation session during the weekend.
Speaking at the opening screening at the Ham Yard Hotel, the Director-General of the London ETO, Ms Priscilla To, said, "Over the past 20 years, Hong Kong has continued to thrive as an international business and financial centre under the successful implementation of 'one country, two systems'.
"However, we all know that Hong Kong is not only about business. We have developed into a leading arts and cultural hub in the region. In particular, over the years the Hong Kong film industry has gained a global reputation for excellence, and we are one of the world's largest film exporters and a major film producer in the world. Many Hong Kong directors, actors, cinematographers and producers have won acclaim for the talent and dedication in film making, and become household names around the world.
"The success of our film industry has a lot to do with the creativity and vitality of our people, but it also owes very much to our treasured fundamentals, namely, freedom of speech and expression, free flow of information as well as protection of intellectual property rights. With the devotion of our industry players, as well as the support of our friends all over the world, the future of the Hong Kong film industry shines bright."
More information on these and other 20th anniversary celebration events organised and supported by the London ETO can be found at www.hketolondon20.gov.hk.
Ends/Monday, November 20, 2017
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