Saturday, June 27, 2015


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Aaron Kwok receives the New York Asian Film Festival Star Asia Award
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The 2015 New York Asian Film Festival opened in Lincoln Center yesterday. Hong Kong director Ringo Lam Lan Tung and actor Aaron Kwok Fu Sing respectively received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" and the "Star Asia Award".

The "Hong Kong Panorama" segment of this year's Asian Film Festival will screen 11 latest and classic Hong Kong films of varying styles. Many of them will be U.S. premieres and screened in Lincoln Center and the New York School of Visual Arts Theater for half a month. The "Hong Kong Panorama" segment will include the international premiere of ROBBERY (LO LUP, 2015), three North American premieres of INSANITY (BO FUNG YU, 2014), PORT OF CALL (DAP HUET CHUM MUI, 2015) and TWO THUMBS UP (CHUNG FUNG CHEH, 2015), an American premiere of FULL STRIKE (CHUEN LIK KAU SAT, 2015) and a New York premiere of IT'S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG (2015).

After years away director Lam Lan Tung will appear for the first time at the film festival. New York Times' earlier film review called him "Hong Kong Crime Master". At the opening ceremony, the film festival presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Director Lam. After the award ceremony his critical hit CITY ON FIRE (LUNG FU FUNG WON, 1987) was screened.

Also receiving an award was Kwok Fu Sing, who brought his latest film PORT TO CALL to New York as the film festival's opening film. The film festival presented him with the Star Asia Award to honor his persistence for excellent work.

The film festival also screened the "Our Hong Kong" trailer, in which Hong Kong's unique mix of Chinese and Western culture would be seen through the eyes of a Chinese Canadian mixed heritage young woman who grew up in Hong Kong.

As the film festival's sponsoring organization, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York through different art and cultural organization collaborations brings Hong Kong film and personnel to the U.S. This year is also the seventh year in a row that the Office has brought Hong Kong's award winning films, directors, actors and screen writers to the New York Asian Film Festival.

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