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|Donnie Yen, Bai Bing and director Teddy Chan (right)|
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The Donnie Yen Chi Tan starred KUNG FU JUNGLE (YUT GOR YUN DIK MO LUM) was invited to participate in the 58th London Film Festival and held its world premiere on October 12. Emperor group chair Albert Yeung Sau Sing, director Teddy Chan Tak Sum, Yen Chi Tan and Bai Bing attended. Although everyone carried an umbrella to block out the heavy rain on the red carpet, viewers were no less enthusiastic. The film received overall good reviews after its screening as well.
Many Tan fans waited in the storm, some even followed Yen Chi Tan and his wife Cissy Wang from the hotel to the premiere. Although the guests were caught in an awkward situation, everyone's enthusiasm moved them. In particular Yen Chi Tan did not turn any photo, autograph or interview request down. He even went cheek to cheek with a little fan for a photo. Although the rain was heavy, everyone also thought that "water was money, so rain was a good thing". A fan in a wheelchair made the trip and Chi Tan was deeply touched. He even went over to shake her hand and pose for photos.
After the premiere London Film Festival organizer Clare Stewart invited Emperor boss Yeung Sau Sing and his wife Lu Xiaoman, director Chan Tak Sum, Yen Chi Tan and his wife to dinner.
Clare said to Chan Tak Sum that she caught many past kung fu stars and film industry veterans in KUNG like Yeung Pan Pan, Chiang Dai Wai, Tsui Siu Ming and Yuen Cheung Yan. Director Chan was surprised that so many overseas would recognize Hong Kong film elders and savor the most glorious era of Hong Kong film.