The Federation of Motion Film Producers of Hong Kong yesterday announced films that will represent Hong Kong in the 54th Asia Pacific Film Festival in Taiwan in December. They included THE STOOL PIGEON (SIN YUN), BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (SUP YUET WAI SING), ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW (SHUI YUET SUN TAU), LOVE IN A PUFF (JI MING YU CHUN GIU), KJ, and THE DRUNKARD (JAU TOH). Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Dante Lam Chiu Yin, Mabel Cheung Yuen Ting, Alex Law Kai Yui, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa yesterday received the news and all were happy.
The 54th Asia Pacific Film Festival will take place in Taiwan between December 2 and 5. The Federation of Motion Film Producers of Hong Kong after a board voting selected six films to represent Hong Kong in competition. Lam Chiu Yin's new film THE STOOL PIGEON just opened in Hong Kong Thursday. Yesterday it received the Asia Pacific Film Festival good news.
Winning the Asian Pacific Film Festival Best Actor last year with THE BEAST STALKER (JING YUN), Nick Cheung Ka Fai honestly said that he would like a repeat. Cheung Ka Fai did not reveal any confidence in winning, but instead felt that this nomination could increase Hong Kong
film morale. "I am very happy that the film has already qualified for the Asia Pacific Film Festival before its official release. It reflects that while filmmaking in Hong Kong is getting harder and harder, the representative quality is also higher and higher."
Director Lam Chiu Yin also excitedly stated, "I have instantly reported the good news to the producer and the team. I thank the jury to still be able to see 'Lam Chiu Yin' the director under numerous commercial masking disguises, I hope every actor will be able to receive
ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW's Cheung Yuen Ting and Law Kai Yui happily said, "Last time when it won the Crystal Bear prize we already wanted to attend with (Sandra Ng) Kwan Yu, but last time we couldn't get together. Hopefully this time we will be able to attend the Asia Pacific Film Festival altogether, but Kwan Yu, Brother Wa and (Araif) Lee Chi Ting are very busy. After the shoot our relationships have been great. When we have the chance we would like to meet for dinner."
LOVE IN A PUFF's "Ji Ming" Ah Lok yesterday thanked everyone for supporting films with Hong Kong specialty. He stated that he was trying to schedule in the film festival. "Chun Giu" Chin Wa said that it was worth learning to smoke for the movie.