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The Johnnie To Kei Fung produced, 7 modern director greats Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Ann Hui On Wa, Patrick Tam Ka Ming, Yuen Woo Ping, Ringo Lam Lan Tung, Tsui Hark and To Kei Fung directed film SEPTET (CHUT YUN LOK DUI) after being selected for the Cannes Film Festival would open the 2020 Busan International Film Festival. However due to the pandemic in Korea, the Busan Film Festival has been postponed to take place between the 21st and the 30th this month. The opening film will be screened on the big screen as scheduled, but the opening ceremony has been cancelled.
To Kei Fung said, "The other directors and I would like to thank the event. Although this time we wouldn't be able to attend the film festival's opening premiere, the film as the result of the 7 of us' first collaboration kept receiving various film festival's attention and invitation. They prove that our creativity and collaboration concept have been recognized."
In order to make various major film festivals, in recent months the directors finally were able to get together to lock down on a final version. Under the pandemic everyone was extra joyful to be able to get together again. The directors even congratulated Hui On Wa on her Venice Lifetime Achievement Award, bringing an extra surprise and encouragement to the people of Hong Kong.
Aside from Cannes and Busan, the film also caught the attention of various film festivals worldwide. For example Lyon's Lumiere Film Festival invited the film to participate, other international film festivals in Poland, Japan and Egypt also offered their invitations. The latest trailer has also been released.