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Johnnie To Kei Fung, Jia Zhangke, Dante Lam Chiu Yin, Lawrence Ah Mon (Lau Kwok Cheung), Nick Cheung Ka Fai
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Director Jia Zhangke as a mystery guest yesterday along with Johnnie To Kei Fung, Dante Lam Chiu Yin, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) and Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga) were guest presenters at the Fresh Wave closing film and award presentation ceremony. Speaking of this year's film quality, Ah To said that although he was not responsible for the judging he praised the films' improvement. Because this year's award ceremony was later than last year's, they had a lot of time to prepare. Earlier Korean director Lee Chong-dong came to Hong Kong. Did they discuss any collaboration plan? Ah To said that he only played the host and introduced him to Hong Kong. They did not discuss any film plan.
Cheung Ka Fai graciously congratulated Wai Ying Hung on her seventh award with the same time. He revealed that in mid October he will head to Vietnam to attend a film festival. He hoped that BEAST STALKER (JING YUN) would not just won Best Actor and that off camera talent like the director would be recognized. With the success of both BEAST STALKER and STOOL PIGEON (SIN YUN), will the team reunite again? He said that even if they did he hoped that they would not work on a cop and robber film. He had any projects in negotiation. Did Dante Lam Chiu Yin's project include him? He said, "I release him to go out, after awhile we definitely have the chance to work together."
Lam Chiu Yin earlier was caught dining with Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun). Yesterday he was asked when they would work together. Lam Chiu Yin did not respond directly and only said that he was Chairman Chou's fan. He honestly said that he paid attention to Chairman Chou's music video and thought that he was agile. If they worked together it would be an action film. He also said that Chairman Chou was someone who he must work with, but he complained that Chairman Chou's schedule was too tight. He said, "He still have several dozen concerts to complete, he also has to tour!" He said that the boss would negotiate the schedule, as for the
other cast members the decision would be made after Chairman Chou was confirmed.