Tsui Hark with DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (DIK YUN KIT ji TUNG TIN DAI GOK) won Best Director, 19 years since he last won with ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA (WONG FEI HUNG). After receiving the award from guest presenter Chow Yun Fat, Tsui Hark said, "I am very happy to win this award. The nominated directors were all great. Everyone had nominations, my victory was very lucky. I hope to share this award's spirit and attitude with everyone......thank you very much Shi Nansun for always supporting me."
Shi Nansun honestly said that she was happy for Tsui Hark. Speaking of Tsui Hark's public appreciation, she said, "That's normal! We have worked together so many times." Shi Nansun said that Tsui Hark after the award immediately began work because the new 3D wuxia film FLYING SWORD OF DRAGON GATE (LUNG MOON GEI GAP) would participate in Cannes FIlm Festival. Now he is busy with its post production. Would they celebrate later? Shi Nansun said, "Sure, let's see which day."