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The 29th Annual Hong Kong Film Award will take place Sunday. Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui host a Hong Kong Film Award series program for now Hong Kong (channel 100) and interviewed film directors Peter Chan Ho Sun and Patrick Kong (Yip Lim Sum), their lead actress and Hong Kong actress future.
Ah Dan asked Chan Ho Sun if an actress asked him whether she would win an award from making his movie, would he feel any pressure? Chan Ho Sun expressed that if an actress was so superficial that he would not mind using the chance to win an award as a wager, but he ultimately believed that the world has no best character, only best actors. He also said that Hong Kong Film Award was an award show with quite a system, but the award has never been absolutely fair. If you did not win the award it did not mean that you were not good enough. Speaking of the Hong Kong film industry actress fracture, Chan Ho Sun said that a lot had to do with the declining Hong Kong film quality. Stars were created from outstanding films. In the 80s and 90s due to many good movies, many stars were created. Yet now film quality overall has declined, the production rate declined, the film industry naturally could not flourish.
Ah Dan also asked Yip Lim Sum why he seemed to use the same female lead in all his movies. He said that when he first directed, that actress just started as well. Then he made a series of romance that was suitable for her range. He said, "She was like my film spokesperson. She was very suitable to play this type of movies." As for Best Actress, he expressed that Zhang Jingchu was his favorite as he felt that the NIGHT AND FOG (TIN SHUI WAI DIK YEH YU MO) character was very suitable for her and she performed very well.
He also liked Sandra Ng Kwan Yu who gave an outstanding performance in ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW (SHUI YUET SUN TAU), Chan Ho Sun joked that he often saw Kwan Yu's gentle mother side so he did not feel anything special. Instead as a modern person she had to bring to life a 60's person without being pretentious and old fashioned, she was invaluable.