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The Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Jessie Li (Chun Xia) and Michael Ning (Bak Ji) starred film PORT OF CALL (DAP HUET CHUM MUI) yesterday was confirmed to be the Hong Kong representative in competition for the Oscar Best Foreign Film nomination. This film won seven major awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards. As for Taiwan, the Kai Ko Chen-Tung starred new film THE ROAD TO MANDALAY did not qualify because it was not released long enough there. Instead LOKAH LAQI will compete. No news on which film will compete for Mainland China yet.
Kwok Fu Sing was excited. "I am very excited to learn that PORT OF CALL will represent Hong Kong to compete for a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination. I am also very honored. This is the honor of the entire team. I also am sincerely happy for director (Philip) Yung Tsz Kwong and the entire team. Everyone back then firmly and persistently made this subject that cared about Hong Kong, this passion was correct. This truly was a very pure Hong Kong film, thank you investors for your trust. No matter how the nominations go, everyone is already very encouraged and excited. Everyone will continue to make excellent films with this encouragement."
Although lead actress Chun Xia was working in Miyun, she was happy about PORT's recognition. "I am sincerely happy for this film! PORT OF CALL nowadays is not a 'big' movie. It is a 'small' movie. Yet this 'small' made me feel it was even more intimate and liked it. Today everyone recognize it, giving it a chance, permitting it to represent Hong Kong, it is very rare and very emotional. It means that everyone respect and value this type of 'small'. We as creators are grateful and humble, ultimately this film's journey has already gone further than we thought. Thank you everyone."