John Woo (Ng Yu Sum) received the Venice Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, a honor for all Chinese people. Many film professionals are not only happy for him but also feel that he is the pride of the Chinese. Michael Hui Koon Man who has worked with John on films like GAMES GAMBLERS PLAY (GWAI MA SEUNG SING) and THE PRIVATE EYES (BOON GUN BAK LEUNG) is very pleased to hear about his award and says that when they worked together he already knew John really like film. In addition his technique and directing style were very strong. Then after John made A BETTER TOMORROW he knew that he was great with drama too, in particular he excelled in telling stories with the camera. A director has to tell a story with the camera. Michael claims that he did not excel in telling a story with the camera, as he needed both the camera and people to tell his story. Michael also says, "Aside from film I also like fishing and golf, but in John's life film is the most important." Although Michael feels John deserves this honor, to him the award arrives a little early. Michael says, "He still has a lot he hasn't done yet, but in the future he can still do a lot more and can continue his achievement." Will he celebrate with John? Michael congratulates him and says that John earlier has already won many awards and they have celebrated many times. So he is in no hurry.
Currently in Switzerland, Simon Yam Tat Wa honestly congratulates John because he has won glory for the Chinese people. Wa Jai says that in recent years he has been the happiest about Hong Kong film touching foreigners' hearts. Aside from John's awards, Wong Kar Wai, ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW (SHUI YUET SUN TAU) earlier have won awards overseas and made him feel proud to be Chinese. As an actor, he is also inspired to work hard and make good movies so even more foreigners know about Chinese people's emotional world and social conditions. Brother Wa says, "John's movie is very suitable for Hollywood. The ones now are even more general. Hopefully more actors will be able to work with him and everyone can contribute to the world together." Brother Wa also says that he has congratulated John through his manager. As for whether he will celebrate with John, he will have to wait until he returns to Hong Kong first.
Chow Yun Fat who has worked with Ng Yu Sum numerous times feels very happy and touched to see him winning the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award in Venice. Fat Gor praises John for many contributions in film and truly deserves this award. Will Fat Gor take John to dinner to celebrate? Fat Gor says he definitely will and says that next month he and John will go to Beijing to work on THE FOUNDING OF A PARTY together. Then they will be able to have dinner and celebrate. Tony Leung Chiu Wai who has also worked with John endlessly honestly says that as his friend he is very happy about his award. He also feels that he truly deserves