Saturday, July 24, 2010

[2010.07.25] RICHIE JEN WINS PUCHON BEST ACTOR

courtesy of takungpao.com

The 14th Annual Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival has presented its awards. Media Asia's FIRE OF CONSCIENCE was the only Hong Kong film in competition and its star Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai) won Best Actor. This film was his first individual award in film, the joy from which was hard to describe. Director Dante Lam Chiu Yin was also rather happy and praised Puchon Film Festival jury for their unique eyes.

Last year Lam Chiu Yin won the Puchon Best Director. This year his film also helped Siu Chai win his first Best Actor. Both were rather excited. Siu Chai excitedly said about his first film award, "Actually accepting an award is so exciting! Thank you Media Asia for giving me a chance, thank you director for continuously studying the character with me, and also thank you (Leon) Lai Ming for making my performance very focused. Now with this award in my hand, I am still excited. I never thought that the first film award would be the Best Actor award, not to mention winning it in an overseas non Chinese film festival. The impact that it has brought is truly too great!"

Lam Chiu Yin this year deliberately attended the Puchon Film Festival to make up for not being able to attend last year while working on FIRE OF CONSCIENCE. Although this year he did not win again, he felt that being able to watch Siu Chai win was well worth the joy. Siu Chai also expressed that that night he and the director already celebrated with a feast to thank the director for his effort. They already decided to have Korean barbecue and enjoy Korea's most ample cuisine. Siu Chai tomorrow morning will return to Taiwan, he expressed that he would bring the award to family and share the joy.

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