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|Johnnie To and Oliver Stone exchange appreciation
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Hollywood director Oliver Stone just received the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. He and Johnnie To Kei Fung yesterday attended the Master Class II: how does film have its influence on real life? forum. To Kei Fung felt that his latest film BLIND DETECTIVE will be an influential film in the future. "This film should be ahead of its time, years later it still will be influential."
Oliver Stone has always paid attention to To Kei Fung's films. He thought that To Kei Fung's films were full of cold violent aesthetics, which he enjoyed very much. Thus he looked forward to BLIND DETECTIVE very much. "The film has already been sold to Europe, North America and Australia markets. If I don't watch it while I am in Shanghai, I will when I return to the U.S." To Kei Fung also appreciated Oliver Stone's films. "His movies have critical thinking of the society."