Friday, October 14, 2016


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Eric Tsang says Derek Tsang is the pride of the clan
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Two nights ago the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival opening ceremony took place. The new director Amos Why (Wong Chun) directed, Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Elaine Jin (Kam Yin Ling) and Charmaine Fong Ho Man starred film MAD WORLD (YUT LIM MO MING) and the Derek Tsang Kwok Cheung directed, Peter Chan Ho Sun produced, Zhou Dongyu starred SOUL MATE both were selected as the opening films. The two films' teams gathered at the event.

Tsang Chi Wai with MAD WORLD was nominated for a Golden Horse Best Supporting Actress award. Tsang Kwok Cheung with SOUL MATE would compete for Best Director. Two nights ago when the father and the son appeared together, Chi Wai politely let his son speak first. Speaking of SOUL's seven Golden Horse Award nominations, Kwok Cheung said that he wanted to win adapted screenplay, costume design and Best Actress the most. He instead did not dare to think about his Best Director race. As for both Zhou Dongyu and Sandra Ma Sichun were nominated for Best Actress, he admitted that Zhou Dongyu's chance was better because her character stood out more. Si Sichun's acting naturally would be overlooked. However without her reserved and full under control performance, she could not support Zhou Dongyu's standing out.

Chi Wai once said that he would be happier for his son to win. Kwok Cheung joked, "I would be happier about my victory than his too!" Chi Wai joked, "If I win I have to let him win again!" Did Chi Wai feel Kwok Cheung has brought glory to the ancestors? He said, "I have to take him to visit the cemetery, as the new is better than the old. In the ancient times it would be like a successful homecoming, like being the top of the class!" Thus Chi Wai will walk the red carpet with Kwok Cheung and daughter Bowie Tsang. He joked, "When I walked the red carpet before, people would ask who was the tall one. This time they would ask who is the very short old man next to the Best Director!" Kwok Cheung also said that when he competed for the New Director award, he had a chance to attend as a family of three but missed the opportunity. Thus fulfilling it this time would be truly rare and happy.

When will the father and the son work together on a film again? Chi Wai said that he was already very happy that their films were both selected for the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival opening films. Kwok Cheung also said that he had quite a connection with the film MAD WORLD, because when the film participated in the film development fund's First Feature Film Initiative, he was on the jury. Later they will be able to compete for the Golden Horse awards together.

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