Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Peter Chan Ho Sun
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The WU XIA team arrived in Cannes on May 12. The first arrival Takeshi Kaneshiro (Gum Sing Mo) was surrounded by reporters as soon as he stepped out of the airport. A reporter almost fell while backing up, Gum Sing Mo immediately went to help; later, director Peter Chan Ho Sun and Sandra Ng Kwan Yu stepped out holding hands. The media made fun of them as an "intimate young couple". Chan Ho Sun even said in great spirit, "The best is this word young, Kwan Yu's favorite one to hear". First time in Cannes, Li Xiaoran seemed to be curious about everything. Donnie Yen Chi Tan and wife Cissy Wang arrived later. Leaving his heroic armor behind he pushed the luggage cart like he was on vacation.
Chan Ho Sun after working for 18 hours straight boarded a plane for France with the self proclaimed "young assistant" Ng Kwan Yu. As soon as they landed, he turned on his phane and received several dozen "congratulations" text messages as TWC purchased WU XIA's global rights other than Asia and France. TWC boss and Miramax founder Harvey Weinstein was known as the "Oscar maker". He has always been cautious with his investments but almost hit every time. His film distributions won 61 Oscar statuettes, including KILL BILL, THE KING'S SPEECH, and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. During the contract signing, he said without any pretense, "I bought WU XIA just for the Oscars!"
This was Chi Tan's second time in Cannes. He and his wife arrived from Milan to Cannes on the 12th. When they left the airport, Mainland and French media were waiting. Before going to Cannes, Chi Tan accompanied his wife to shop like crazy in Milan. With two rare days to be with just his wife, they cherished the time. After arriving in Cannes Chi tan will begin an intense work itinerary and with very limited time to go out with his wife. Chi Tan said, "I will stay in Cannes for 4 days and return to Hong Kong on the 16th, on the 17th I will have to fly to the Mainland for work. I really like Cannes, but I don't have time to properly visit, which is somewhat regrettable."