|Nick Cheung is nominated for UNBEATABLE and CONSPIRATORS|
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The Asia Pacific Film Festival this year reached its 56th year. The Federation of Motion Picture Producers of Hong Kong Limited yesterday announced that after its board of directors election, films that will represent Hong Kong in competition will include CONSPIRATORS (TUNG MAU), BLIND DETECTIVE (MAN TAM), UNBEATABLE (GIK JIN), THE WAY WE DANCE (KONG MO PAI) and THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI). The films and their actors will compete for the Asia Pacific Film Festival awards.
Although UNBEATABLE lost to THE GRANDMASTERS for the bid to represent Hong Kong to compete for the Oscars Best Foreign Film nomination, they will battle again at the Asia Pacific Film Festival. Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Aaron Kwok Fu Sing and Andy Lau Tak Wa will vie for awards.
THE GRANDMASTERS' director Wong Kar Wai said that this year's Hong Kong film quality brought people cheer. "I hope the GRANDMASTERS will be able to perform and bring glory to Hong Kong film." Leung Chiu Wai felt that everyone's years of effort on THE GRANDMASTERS brought great rewards. Zhang Ziyi was very pleased. "The continuous honor brought back warm memories from the shoot. The effort of the colleagues become even more meaningful." Johnnie To Kei Fung described BLIND DETECTIVE as Lau Tak Wa's crowning achievement and hoped that Wai Ka Fai would win a screenplay award with this film. Lau Tak Wa hoped that Sammi Cheng Sau Man and To Kei Fung would win.