Wednesday, April 21, 2021

[2021.04.22] DIETARY CHANGES MAKE BOTH JUSTIN CHEUNG AND CHEN KUAN TAI ILL

Harriet Yeung, Justin Cheung, Chen Kuan Tai and Wiyona Yeung
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Shrimp Head and Justin Cheung play a couple

Wiyona Yeung familiarizes herself with the script in order to be at her best
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Chen Kuan Tai had a high white blood cell count and required him to be hospitalized for a blood transfusion

Wiyon Yeung says that this role will be quite a test for her acting skills
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The film SUN GAING DAI HUP (CRAZY BIG HERO, tentative title) held a worship ceremony. Stars Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Chen Kuan Tai, Lam Yiu Sing, Harriet Yeung Sze Man and Wiyona Yeung Lau Ching attended. Cheung Kin Sing this time played a down on his luck director. For the character he reached his heaviest in his life at 220 pounds in just two months. He revealed that during the period his body set up alrams as he found blood in his stool. He accepted the doctor's advice and stopped pigging out for two days. He stressed that his weight gaining method was not scientific, thus he declined to share it to avoid others from following his footstep. He joked, "I would tell a little, I would get up at 4AM to cook, maybe steam up some ribs."

Cheung Kin Sing reveled that this was the third time he gained weight for a movie. "I played a director who got fat due to his lack of success. He would work with Chen Kuan Tai to create a modern wu xia film." Shrimp Head would play Cheung Kin Sing's wife. "My character would stop him from directing and tell him to face life. In one scene we spoke from our hearts."

Yeung Lau Ching said that she would play a beer girl, who the director discovered to become an actor. She would need to play 3 roles, quite a test for her acting.

The 75 year old Chen Kuan Tai has not appeared in public for awhile. He revealed that the script drew him into the production. Brother Tai mentioned that in 2014 he moved from Beijing to Zhongshan. Early last year he switched to a vegetarian diet, but because became ill because his body was not used to it. He said, "The red and the white blood cells lost balance, now I have to take shots and medication." He revealed that ATV invited him to participate in a new series, but because he lacked shots, he would need to return to Zhongshan to get more before returning to Hong Kong for its production.

[2021.04.22] LOUIS KOO TELLS BAD JOKES TO CLOSE THE DISTANCE WITH GULINAZHA

Louis Koo and Nazha freeze in New Zealand for their encounter

Paul Chun and Lam Suet are both the only choice for their roles
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Director Roy Chow Hin Yeung directed and produced, over HK$ 300 million production that took over years to make, DYNASTY WARRIORS (JUN SAM GOK MO SEUNG) will open on the 29th in Hong Kong. The film eralier received Netflix's astronomical and record breaking purchase of a Chinese film's global rights. The entire film was shot on location in New Zealand. In one scene the Louis Koo Tin Lok played war god Lu Bu on the edge of a lake met the Gulinazha played beauty Diaochen and felt in love at first sight. Nazha admitted that at first she was nervous about working with Koo Tin Lok and even revealed that he in order to close the distance between them would tell some bad jokes.

Based on the classic video game with the Three Kingdoms as its background and shot on location in New Zealand, the film DYNASTY WARRIORS brought together heavyweight actors Hong Kong people were familiar with, including Koo Tin Lok, Carina Lau Ka Ling, Ray Lui Leung Wai, Lam Suet, Philip Keung Ho Man, Eddie Cheung Siu Fai, Paul Chun Pui, Law Kar Ying and others.

The film shot on location in New Zealand, with the Koo Tin Lok played war god Lu Bu on the edge of a lake running into the beauty Diaochen and fell in love at first sight. The hero saved the beauty, under the picturesque scenery of the snowy Emei mountain this war torn romance became even more exotic. Director Chow Hin Yeung revealed that on the even of shooting the first encounter between Lu Bu and Diaochen, snow suddenly fell in New Zealand. The entire location was covered in snow. Although the temperature was very low, Nazha still insisted on shooting the scene in the water under the ice and the snow. The next day she fell ill.

Shooting the scene in the water below freezing temperature that day, Nazha said that the most memorable was being numb from the freeze. "The lake water pierced the bones, Diaochen's costume was very flimsy. No protection was useful. During the shoot I just kept shivering, even my lips were shuddering. Getting back I felt numb in my entire body." Although the on and off screen teams had a rather tough shoot, Nazha saw the resulting exotic snowy mountain and icy lake s scene and thought it was worth all the hard work. Chow Hin Yeung also had a lot of praise for her professionalism.

Working with Koo Tin Lok for the first time, Nazha said that at first she was a little stressed and nervous. "Because this was the first time we worked together and he is my idol; however Mr. Koo would tell some bad jokes to close the distance with everyone."

The team used over 1,000 people, horses and extras there to create the most realistic battle scene. New Zealand's scenery left the actors in awe. Wang Kai who played Cao Cao said, "After coming to New Zealand, I realized that actual location production felt completely different. You could casually shoot and get beautiful scenery. Put into the film, it would still be a type of visual enjoyment." Han Geng who played Guan Yu said, "In this type of scenery, you rode the horse, that feeling from you charging in, wow......"

Playing Diaochan's godfather Wang Yun, Paul Chun Pui has been in film for over half a century, but he felt a little nervous this time with DYNASTY. The reason was that his previous costume film was the 2009 Mainland film DON QUIXOTE. He returned to costume film 12 years later completely because he admired director Chow Hin Yeung. Currently in the Mainland, Brother Paul said, "Before making this movie, I haven't worked on a costume film for a very long time. So when we made it, I was more or less a little nervous because I didn't know how my performance was."

In addition, director Chow Hin Yeung and the Dong Shuo portrayer Lam Suet earlier accepted a Hong Kong Open Television interview. Speaking of casting, Chow Hin Yeung pointed out that no matter how they thought he did not have another choice for Dong Shuo. Lam Suet also said, "As soon as I saw the character I said, hurry up and ask me to play him. I didn't sleep well for several days. Finally the producer asked me."

Lam Suet in the film fought for Diaochen with the Louis Koo Tin Lok played Lu Bu. Lam Suet praised Koo Tin Lok as very handsome in costume. "If I was Diaochen I would choose him too. Why would she choose Dong Shuo? There would be no chance at the fight normally, but in the movie it's different. At least for a moment I didn't treat him like Koo Tin Lok, I treated him like Lu Bu."

Aside from dramatic scenes Lam Suet also had action scenes. Lam Suet pointed out that horse riding scenes were already very hard. "The costume weighted several dozen catty. Everyone sympathized with the horse. That horse gave up and went to Heaven, instead of letting a fat guy ride him it would rather die. Actually on the second day it died from a heat stroke." Chow Hin Yeung also said that that year was the hottest. "Everyday the temperature was over 40 some degrees (Celsius), everyday someone had heat stroke, I did and the actors did too. Later I thought of cutting up the armors and spraying water. Looking back now that period was very rough."

[2021.04.22] FAREWELL, WONG CHUNG

Wong Chung's funeral took place yesterday

Ti Lung and wife Tao Man Ming pay their respect to their old friend
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Wong Chung's nephew is in charge of the funeral

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Kent Cheng

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Veteran actor Wong Chung (original name: Chiang Pui Kwan) earlier passed away from intestinal cancer at age 75. Yesterday Taoist ceremony held for his funeral at the Universal Funeral Parlor. The casket was then transported to Cape Collinson Crematorium for cremation. Wong Chung's younger brother "Big Mouth Ching" Wong Ching was in Australia and unable to return to Hong Kong to attend, but sent flowers. Cousin John Chiang Dai Wai already presented incense on the night before the funeral. Many friends and family were overseas and unable to return to Hong Kong to send Wong Chung on his final journey.

Wong Chung's nephew Cheung Hok Man said that his uncle liked to stay low key and simple. He also declined to accept the media interview. The hall was simply decorated. Insiders like Chow Yun Fat, Jackie Chan, Chiang Dai Wai, Fong Ping, Nina Paw Hee Ching, Andrew Lau Wai Keung, the Hong Kong Performing Artists Guild, the Hong Kong Directors' Guild and others sent floral arrangements. Kent Cheng Juk Si, Ti Lung and his wife Tao Man Ming, director Cheung Kwok Ming attended to bid their late friend farewell. Cheng Juk Si entered the hall alone without accepting any interview. Ti Lung and his wife arrived together. He said to reporters, "This buddy of mine didn't like to make a big deal, he liked being low key. I wish him peace and joy, far from reversed dreams, without any fear."

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

[2021.04.21] FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, APRIL 18 2021

For the week ending Sunday April 18 2021
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10 DETECTIVE CONAN: THE SCARLET BULLET
    d. Chika Nagaoka
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 93 mins.
  Opening April 16 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/Wwpp9Op5-os

[ MCL CINEMA ]
    The prestigious international sporting event, World Sports Games (WSG), held every four years, is going to be hosted in Tokyo. The media are also focusing their attention on the HyperLinear train that can reach 1,000 km/h and launch of its service on the opening day of the WSG.

    However multiple incidents occur in which top executives of WSG's sponsor companies are kidnapped but then are immediately released. No one seems to know who might be behind these incidents, but similar occurrences were observed during the WSG inauguration in US 15 years ago.

    When Conan learns of Alan McKenzie, former chief of FBI and now the head of WSG committee, is to get on the first run of the bullet train, he and Shuichi Akai make their move. Meanwhile, Akai's sister Masumi Sera and his mother Mary are also in pursuit of the same case and have boarded the train. To make matters even more curious, Akai's younger brother and professional Shogi player Shukichi Haneda too happens to be visiting Nagoya, where the train is scheduled to begin its run...!


  9 NOBODY
    d. Ilya Naishuller
    Bob Odenkirk, Aleksey Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen


  8 HI, MOM
  Can : Nei Ho! Lee Woon Ying
  Lit : Hello, Li Huanying
    d. Jia Ling
    Jia Ling, Shen Teng, Chen He, Zhang Xiaofei
  Rating : I
  Length : 248 mins.
  Opening March 26 2021 (Preview)
  Opening April 8 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/OTm0TDiHxCM

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    It was 2001, a "very average" student Jia experienced a big up-and-down in her life. As a daughter she always wanted to make her mother proud, and she had finally been admitted to college, however, her mother ran into a serious accident. In a state of emotional breakdown, Jia is magically transported back to 1981 and meets a younger version of her mother Li Huanying. The two become inseparable, just like best friends. At the same time, she also meets a group of innocent and kind friends. Jia thought she could use her knowledge of the future to make her mother "successful" in her younger years, but the result surprised her...


  7 THE FATHER
    d. Florian Zeller
    Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss,
      Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams


  6 ONE SECOND CHAMPION
  AKA : ONE SEC
  Can : Yut Miu Kuen Wong
  Lit : One Second Fist King
    d. Hang Chiu Sin Hung
    Endy Chow Kwok Yin, Chanon Santinatornkul,
      Chiu Sin Hang, Lin Minchen, Lo Hoi Peng, Ben Yuen Fu Wa,
      Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Hung Cheuk Lok, Wong Yau Nam
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 95 mins.
  Opening November 22 2020 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
  Opening December 3 2020 (POSTPONED)
  Opening March 11 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/w-TUj_wSSZs

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    Tin Yen was born with a superpower of foreseeing one second ahead, but it didn't bring him any luck so far. Now a middle age man, he is still a loser who needs to take care of a young son with partial hearing loss and has no respect of his superpower.

    One day, a boxing-holic, Shun, witnessed how Tin Yen defeated a loan shark gang by himself. He is determined to hire Tin Yen as his training assistant to beat the local boxing champion Joe. During the preliminary round, Shun had to withdraw from the match due to asthma attack. Tin Yen had no choice but to stand-in for Shun. Out of expectation, Tin Yen won with his one-second power.

    Tin Yen realized in order to gain back his son's respect, he has to get himself together. Thus, he agreed to be properly trained by Shun. Suddenly, Tin Yen has turned into this new sensation "One Second Champion" who is on his way to the finals. However, due to an accident, Tin Yen lost his superpower. Will he be able to beat the killer champion Joe on his own and will Tin Yen be able to win his son's respect in the end?

[ HONG KONG ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL ]
    How much difference does one second make? Can it be the difference between life and death? A loser single father learns that lesson the hard way when he becomes gifted with the power of seeing one second into the future. When his ability is exposed, a boxing buff persuades him to use his power in the boxing ring.


  5 READY O/R KNOT
  Can : Buk Yut Sing Fun
  Lit : Coming Soon Wedding
    d. Anselm Chan Mou Yin
    Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Michelle Wai Sze Nga,
      Hedwig Tam Sin Yin, Chu Pak Hong,
      Kaki Sham, Renci Yeung Sze Wing, Ashina Kwok Yui Sum,
  Rating : IIA
  Length : 105 mins.
  Opening April 1 2021
  Teaser : https://youtu.be/ODACCkbxo-A

[ THE FILM CATALOGUE ]
    After five years together, Heidi sees marriage as testimony of their love, while Guy treats it as doomsday.

    Heidi's friends try to get Heidi pregnant and Guy into marrying her. Meanwhile, Guy and his friends backfire with their antics in defense against the girls.

    After Guy has unprotected sex with Heidi, the boys resort to the pill, but Guy doesn't follow through. Heidi finds out, and the couple break up. Heidi decides to depart for her working holiday, and Guy realizes the reality of losing Heidi forever. Can he catch her just in time? Ready or Knot, here comes love!


  4 GODZILLA VS. KONG
    d. Adam Wingard
    Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall,
      Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza Gonzalez, Julian Dennison,
      Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, Demian Bichir, Kaylee Hottle


  3 MORTAL KOMBAT
    d. Simon McQuoid
    Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Joe Taslim, Mehcad Brooks,


  2 STAND BY ME DORAEMON 2
    d. Ryuichi Yagi, Takashi Yamazaki
    Japanese Animation
  Rating : I
  Length : 96 mins.
  Opening April 1 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/5SwTxhReBG4

[ CINEMA CITY ]
    Nobita find a teddy bear hand sewn by his beloved grandma and the memories trigger a torrent of tears for him. He and Doraemon then use the time machine to visit the past. Grandma tells Nobita that she wants to see the girl who he will marry. In order to grant her wish, Nobita and Doraemon travel to the future where Nobita, now an adult, is soon to marry Shizuka, but runs away on the day of their wedding...




  1 SEOBOK
    d. Lee Yong-joo
    Gong Yoo, Park Bo Gum, Jo Woo Jin, Jang Young nam, Park Byung Eun
  Rating : IIB
  Length : 114 mins.
  Opening December 24 2020 (POSTPONED)
  Opening January 21 2021 (POSTPONED)
  Opening April 15 2021
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/0xl__X-eEF8

[ BROADWAY CIRCUITS ]
    Former intelligence agent Ki-hun, who lives a secluded life as a result of a traumatic memory, is entrusted by his former boss with a secret mission to transfer humanity's first cloned human, called Seobok, to a safe location. However, the mission goes awry when the convoy is ambushed by unknown attackers. Ki-hun and Seobok manage to escape together, but struggle awaits them around every corner as Seobok has spent his entire life in a lab and is fascinated by the outside world while Ki-hun only wants to complete his mission as soon as possible. As the two repeatedly butt heads, various groups with conflicting agendas chase after Seobok, who is humanity's greatest salvation but also its greatest threat. When the enemy finally closes in, Ki-hun and Seobok are forced to make the inevitable choice.

[2021.04.21] FOR THE WEEK STARTING SATURDAY, APRIL 17 2021

For the week starting Saturday, April 17 2021 (Week 16)

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[2021.04.21] FAREWELL, LIU KAI CHI

Man Yi's eyes were all red when she touched Uncle Chi's casket

Man Yi and their sons stopped for media photo


Sons Man Jik and Man Shun played the harmonica

The choir including Wong Cho Nam, Peter Cheung, Ram Chiang and To Yin Gor performed for Uncle Chi

Tin Kai Man said that the family arrived early to prepare

Man Yi presented flowers to Uncle Chi

Alex Fong Chung Shun, Fong Ping, Michelle Yim and Nin Paw spoke to the media 
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Chan Man Yi chose this photo

Man Yi and their sons could not hold back their tears during the viewing

The flowers from Liu Kai Chi's family were on display as the choir performed

Elder son Man Jik carried his father's photo


Aaron Kwok

Liu Kai Chi's favorite film of his career was CAGEMAN
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Uncle Chi asked to play their family of five, including their late son Liu Man Lok, 
rendition of IN HEAVENLY HOME

Although Uncle Chi was busy with work, he never neglected his family and often went on vacation with them.

Uncle Chi chose this photo of him at the Great Wall, which Man Yi placed outside the church to fulfill his wish

Liu Kai Chi shaved his head in solitary with Mainland actors while working on the series LEGEND OF A BOXER over 30 years ago 

CAGEMAN

Liu Kai Chi described life as a "short distance run", losing at the starting line but winning at the finish line


Johnnie To


Adrian Wong and her father Felix Wong

Karena Lam

Ai Wai and his former wife
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Veteran actor Liu Kai Chi succumbed to cancer on March 28th at age 67. His family yesterday arranged for a funeral ceremony at the St. Andrew's Church for Uncle Chi.

Due to the pandemic no public memorial was held, but the ceremony was broadcast live and a memorial page was set up for everyone to remember Uncle Liu. All funeral gifts would be donated to charity in the name of Liu Kai Chi. Around 12:50 PM the hearse arrived with Uncle Chi's white casket. Widow Man Yi and their sons Liu Man Jik and Liu Man Shun were dressed in black. The media fought to take photos and caused a stir. Outside the church door were floral arrangements from family and friends including Albert Yeung Sau Sing, Julian Cheung Chi Lam and Anita Yuen Wing Yi, Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Leon Lai Ming, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Dayo Wong Tsz Wa, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ng Chun Yu, Carol Cheng Yui Ling, Mr. and Mrs. Sean Lau Ching Wan. Among family and friends who came to pay their respect were Kwok Fu Sing, Alex Fong Chung Shun, Felix Chong Man Keung, Mak King Ting, Meg Lam Kin Ming, Michael Ning (Bak Ji), Cherry Ngan Cheuk Ling, Andrew Pong King Fung, Ali Lee Kai Sum, Chin Kar Lok, Helena Law Lan, Fong Ping, Tang Ying Man, Johnnie To Kei Fung and his wife, Tin Kai Man and choir members Wong Cho Nam, Peter Cheung Shung Tak and Eugina Lau Mei Guen, To Yin Gor and May Kwong Man Shun. Before entering, guests were required to have temperature checks and "Leave Home Safe" QR code scans.

The ceremony began at 2:30PM in a closed door format. The hall was decorated simply. At the entrance of the church was a photo from Uncle Chi's Great Wall visit, a photo that Uncle Chi personally chose. However Man Yi said, "Uncle Chi picked this photo himself, so we fulfilled his wish and put it at the door. However no one would use a photo with sunglasses for the final photo, so I chose another handsome photo for that." Uncle Chi's photo was placed at the center of the hall, next to them were heart shaped floral arrangement from Man Yi with the words, "For my most beloved Kai Chi, Eternal Life in Heaven, Love You Forever, Wife Man Yi". On both sides were the floral arrangements from their sons. After the ceremony, Uncle Chi's casket was taken to the hearse. Man Yi followed as elder son Liu Man Jik carried his late father's photo. The family of three permitted photos from the media and appeared to be strong.

The ceremony started at 2:30 PM. Uncle Chi's white casket was placed in the hall, on top of it were full of white flowers. The pastor first led everyone in a prayer. Uncle Chi's sons Man Jik and Man Shun played the harmonica. Cheung Shun Tak, Lau Mei Guen, Chiang Chi Kwong, Wong Cho Lam and other church members performed HAIL TO FRIENDSHIP with new lyrics.

At the ceremony a video of Uncle Chi's life was shown. His wife Chan Man Yi said, "When Uncle Chi bid farewell, he told me, 'It's been hard on you, now you can properly rest. We really appreciated him, his hard work gave us a lot of things. He just kept working like that, he had it very tough and rarely rested." She said that in the past year due to the pandemic, everyone were trapped at home most of them. They spoke alot. At the time Uncle Chi promised her that after the restrictions would be lifted they would go to the Mainland to see the famous mountains. Finally they were unable to fulfill this wish. Chan Man Yi described Uncle Chi's life as destined to be tough. In 1984 they had a little money, took two months off with TVB and fulfilled their dreams of backpacking through Europe; they bought cheap flights and had over 20 hours of transfer, but on the return they realized they miscalculated. They should arrived in Hong Kong on the 10th but due to the time difference they would not return until the 11th. Uncle Chi had to work on the 10th and the company did not approve more time off, so he could only buy a direct flight to return to Hong Kong first. Chan Man Yi in order to save money kept taking transfers. They were both at the airport, Uncle Chi boarded his flight first. When he went to the gate and looked back he was already in tears and Man Yi also broke down.

Man Yi said, "This reminded me that, actually in life and death, even if you know you would be reunited with him very soon, you would still miss him."

She also said that Uncle Chi on his sick bed knew that he would soon pass. He had many tears and was very reluctant to go because he was a very responsible person. He was unable to let his family go. She held back her tears and said, "I want him to know, the three of us are great. We really are able to take care of ourselves." She also promised to continue the good qualities of the Liu family, to be responsible and respect others, and asked their sons, "Can we do it?" Man Jik and Man Shun nodded, then Man Yi cheered them on.

His sons also shared their lives with their father. They sometimes would also call Papa "Uncle Chi". Elder son Liu Man Jik said that Uncle Chi's love for him was almost to the level of spoiling him. As he grew, he differed from his father's orderly personality. Thus he became upset at him while he was afraid of Papa as well. Those were both his illusions as Uncle Chi loved him from the bottom of his heart; when he went to study in Australia, each time he returned home Uncle Chi would pick him up at the airport. He said, "That smile told me how much he missed me. He was a Papa who loved me very much."

Second son Liu Man Shun mentioned how he and his father got long when Uncle Chi was hospitalized early in the year. He read little inspirational stories to Uncle Chi, while Uncle Chi would fix his pronunciation. This became their new activity. Later the family even had a TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE script table reads at the hospital, which was a play that he liked and performed. Man Shun's job was production related, Uncle Chi often gave him advice. Man Shun said, "I don't have the chance to consult him and ask him for his advice, but I am very grateful to be his final student, to become a student and son he can be proud of."

Chan Man Yi also mentioned in 2006 when their youngest son Liu Man Lok passed, their family of five once recorded a song IN HEAVENLY HOME. Uncle Chi missed his son, so he listened to this song everyday. IN HEAVENLY HOME was played and had Man Lok's voice, along with their warm family photos.

As the ceremony neared its end, Chan Man Yi returned to the stage and thanked the production team for planning a beautiful yet peaceful ceremony. She said, "I believe Uncle Chi would definitely accept and be happy with it. After Uncle Chi passed, I saw many people from different locations, with different religions and different political viewers, they all had very positive recognition of him. I was very touched inside. I also didn't think that so many people would attend a funeral. My feeling is like everyone gave a final award to Liu Kai Chi. I am very grateful to everyone for teaming up to give him this Oscar of life. I hereby accept this award on Liu Kai Chi's behalf, again thank you everyone for your love for Uncle Chi. Thank you!"

Fong Chung Shun, Paw Hee Ching and Michelle Yim (Mai Suet) before leaving the church. They talked about Uncle Chi and got choked up. Sister Bau described the ceremony as peaceful yet warmth. Although it was sad it was also happy, enabling Uncle Chi to depart in a blessed atmosphere. Fong Chung Shun got choked up and shook his head as he could not speak, after settling down he said that he and Uncle Chi were friends for years. He remembered that after working on PROJECT GUTENBERG (MO SEUNG), Chow Yun Fat formed a team to start running. The last time they ran together was in November last year. Then Uncle Chi got sick and went to the hospital, to avoid bothering Uncle Chi he did not visit. After finishing the last run with Uncle Chi, did he have any regret? Fong Chung Shun said, "No regret, we ran together for years. I saw him becoming more and more open, happier and happier." Also on the running team, Mai Suet remembered Uncle Chi's running style and thought he was very handsome. Yesterday at the ceremony were also photos from Uncle Chi's runs. Sister Bau emotionally said, "Uncle Chi would always run with us. We ran the worst so we were in division C, he was division A, constantly going back and forth to watch over us." Speaking of Uncle Chi's final wish of making the film TAKE TWO (FAN DAU YUN SUN) to cultivate new comers, Sister Bau said that someone was already helping with the production. Everyone would definitely help if they could.

Hong Kong Federation of Film Workers' Tin Kai Man said that the ceremony was simple, Uncle Chi's sons were in charge of the arrangement. How was Man Yi? Tin Kai Man said, "She's OK, nothing special. She has been very strong throughout our communication."

Uncle Chi contributed his life to show business, making over 92 films, 110 television series and over 21 plays. In the past decade he even dedicated himself to education. Chan Man Yi revealed, "When in school he was discriminated against, so very early on he already learned to respect others and understood that everyone was equal. In 1984 when he went to the Mainland to work on the television series THE LEGEND OF A BOXER, at the time the director demanded Mainland actors to shave their heads but not the Hong Kong actors. He thought why did the Hong Kong actors have special privilege, without saying anything he had his head shaved. His action touched me very deeply."

Man Yi privately asked which one of his movies did her husband like the most? He said that he really enjoyed CAGEMAN, but not because it won an award. She said, "He said that this film was able to reflect social problem. Ironically after 30 some years not only the problem hasn't been resolved but created so many varieties of subdivided rooms. It is the shame of Hong Kong people!" In the past 2 years as Hong Kong faced the pandemic and the social movement, property owner Uncle Chi reduced and even cancelled rent to get through the hard times with everyone.