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The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, Beijing city government organized 1st Beijing International Film Festival two nights ago held a grand opening ceremony at the National Grand Theater. Aside from the usual stars, the event also invited over 20 famous film festival chairs to be the opening ceremony guests in Beijing. Media Asia film boss Peter Lam Kin Ngok led a Hong Kong representative group and walked the red carpet with Media Asia representatives Leon Lai Ming and Miriam Yeung Chin Wa.
Lai Ming is currently working on his new film WHITE VENGEANCE in Hengdian and made the trip for the opening ceremony before returning to continue the shoot. Lai Ming said that the rising temperature made the shoot very tough, in particular his look had a face full of hair and very heavy costume. Thus it was rather tough. When asked about the Mainland film market that was growing stronger by the day, he said that China's film market was very large. Its direction internationally did not just start today. With such a grand event this time and so many film festival chairs in attendance, artists like them would benefit.
Last year with LOVE IN A PUFF (JI MING YU CHUNG GIU) Chin Wa won many awards. Two nights ago she ran into director John Woo (Ng Yu Sum) as soon as she arrived. She immediately asked for a photo together because she has always admired Director Ng. She would like to work with him. She said, "My deepest impression the director shooting Fat Gor (Chow Yun Fat)'s heroic character with two guns. I really hope to have a chance to such a cool character." As for the progress of the LOVE IN A PUFF sequel, she said that for now it will start production in mid July. In addition she has been busy with preparation for her Macao concert Saturday. Thus she could only look at the Peking duck. "I really want to eat Peking duck, but the schedule is too rushed. With the concert on the way I can only watch myself for my voice and to be in the best condition." She also said that this time she added three songs for the Macao audience so she hoped that they would be on time.