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The over two weeks long 7th Annual Hong Kong Asian Film Festival closed last night. The event selected MERRY GO ROUND (DUNG FUNG BOR) and UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE to be the closing films. Leads of the two films Ella Koon Yun Na, Terry Robin Kwan, Wilfred Lau Ho Lung and Zhou Dongyu and Dou Xiao attended.
Last night was also MERRY's premiere. Lead actress Ella was also this film festival's ambassador. Although she invited her family she did not invite her boyfriend. Ella said that friends who have seen the advanced screening all said she performed well, which made her very happy. However she never thought about winning an award. However if she would she would be happy as well because it would be a recognition of her. For this film, Ella even worked on location at the Tung Wah coffin home. Afraid of death she began to cherish things a lot more and her temper has also improved. She said, "If I live to be 90, 1/3 of it is already gone so I have to cherish it. (Have you thought about when to have a baby?) Not yet, now the distance from the mentality of being someone's wife is still very far. (Yet parenthood is best started young?) Science is very advanced now, you can have one at any time!"
Dou Xiao and Zhou Dongyu came from Shanghai and Beijing respectively, Dou Xiao was working in Shanghai with Dong Jie on the new romance WHITE FLOWER IN AUTUMN. He did not mind working on romantic film and romantic film, instead he was happy to have more chance to learn. What genre would he like to work on the best? He said that he would like to work on anything. What about Tony Leung Chiu Wai's character in LUST CAUTION? He laughed and said, "Then I have to take a good look at the script then decide."
Zhou Dongyu was studying in Beijing but also accepted a few interviews. She honestly said that someone approached her about another film but she was uncertain about the details.