Tony Wu and Hanna Chan play young parents and have any individual emotional scenes courtesy of mingpao.com
Hanna Chan and Tony Wu Tsz Tung faced tremendous acting
challenges from their film ELISA'S DAY (WAI OI). Hanna Chan said that
ELISA'S DAY challenged her potential. She said, "The script traverses
over many years, from secondary school to unwed pregnancy. With the
support of family she has to raise a child alone, and even in order to
make a living she crosses the bottom line and becomes a prostitute.
The character is very hard to handle."
Wu Tsz Tung for the role also had enormous stress and kept
adjusting his performance. Tsz Tung said that he did not know whether
her relationship with Hanna in the film was love or responsibility. He
said, "During the audition I thought this character had a lot of
potential. Luckily between the table reads and rehearsals, I reached
mutual understanding with the director. During the shoot I was able to
capture the male lead Man Wai's feeling. I thank the director for the
Despite being fanned and having a fan blowing right at her, Stephy Tang is still numb by the heat
Before taking her mark, Stephy Tang covers her face courtesy of on.cc
Stephy Tang Lai Yun earlier was working on her new film
in the heat, which left her without any expression. However as soon as
she took her mark her soul would return and she would perform very
professionally! Director Aubrey Lam Oi Wa revealed her "iron man
chronicle", in over 30 degree Celsius heat she wore a heavy winter
coat and took a slap but still gave a perfect performance!
Tang Lai Yan recently has been busy with the Lam Oi Wa directed
film TWELVE DAYS (12 YUT). Earlier they shot a scene in Sheung Wan
where she was tricked into hard labor. On the set, with bags after
bags in her hands, Stephy walked back and forth under the scorching sun.
Due to the rather stuffy climate, she was drenched in sweat from all the
walking. Before cameras rolled she carried a little fan and frowned.
However as soon as cameras rolled she was back in full character and her
mood unaffected by the "sticky" climate. Under the pandemic, the entire
team spared no effort in prevention. Even with the heat no one cheated
and removed their masks. Stephy in order to keep from ruining her make
up was unable to wear a mask, but she still covered up her face.
As for Stephy's super strong tolerance for the heat, Lam Oi Wa
pointed out that this time was "child's play". Actually earlier they
shot a New Year's Even countdown scene. Stephy wore a thick coat, a
sweater and even a scarf in the stuffy climate! Lam Oi Wa said, "That
scene was an emotional scene, (Edward) Ma Chi Wai had to slap her. She
did very well. She even made some workers tear eyed. After the scene,
the hundred and some extras applauded and cheered. It really was like a
In addition, Stephy's Taiwan boyfriend Prince Chiu on his live
social media broadcast declined to mention her and led to breakup
rumors. The director said that at work she has been very professional
and did not behave any differently.
Elly would not mind dating someone in the business courtesy of singtao.com
Bingo's Carman and Odilia face trouble together courtesy of on.cc
Carman will take part in a TVB boxing reality show and then join Odilia on a dance competition show
Elly is used to living alone after several breakups courtesy of mingpao.com
The International Federation of Phonographic Industry (Hong
Kong) yesterday held a "The Music Must Go On" premiere and invited guests
and media to attend. A related documentary was unveiled. Through the
event "The Music Must Go On" project came to a conclusion and thanked
record companies, singers, musicians, workers and general music fans for
their participation in the project and their support. Many singers felt
that releasing "The Music Must Go On" project during the pandemic brought
back their creative joy and from it they considered Hong Kong music's
influence and importance anew.
The IFPI (Hong Kong) organized, the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region government's "Create Hong Kong" sponsored, Hong
Kong Recording Industry Alliance and Music Publishers Association of Hong
Kong supported "The Music Must Go On 2020" project received the
enthusiastic participation from everyone in the industry, exploring
the re-creation and re-recording a group of domestic music classic hits,
providing the domestic record industry professionals with job
opportunities during the pandemic, and giving an all new look to this
group of classic hits and surprising the music fans with new sight and
sound. The event produced "The Music Must Go On" documentary yesterday
held its premiere. Attending singers included Sugar Club, Louie
Castro, Rowena Cortes, Pierre Ngo Ka Nin, Gabriel Harrison,
Cheng Sai Ho, Fong Yi Kei, Lee Lung Kei, Cheung Mo Hau (Big Al), Wan
Kwong, Chu Chi Hiu, Anders Nelsson, Elly, girl group Bingo's Kwan Ka
Man and Chan Hon Kei. Many singers felt that "The Music Must Go On"
project brought the creative joy back to them and from it make them
think about Hong Kong music again.
Sugar Club said that this time "The Music Must Go On"
documentary was able to help a group of behind the scene production
personnel to have an extra income under the pandemic. Now the premiere
is like a graduation exhibition, experiencing again the new creations
and the heart pounding journey. This time they remade HOW CAN I RISK
YOU and LOVE ME OR HIM. Kandy Wong also said that in order to continue
"The Music Must go On", Sugar Club will perform a concert at Ocean Park
on June 12th. They would completely perform other singers' songs, which
they hoped would be bring to a conclusion.
Remaking songs LEFT RIGHT HANDS and FARAWAY HER, Gabriel Harrison
(Hoi Chun Kit) said that while recording songs anew he was the most
worried about feeling similar to the original. He even felt that when
appreciating songs he should not be limited by whether the song version
was original or not. Appreciation for good songs is what is important.
Elly for the "The Music Goes On" documentary remade Eric Suen
Yiu Wai's LOVE STORY PART I. She felt this song was his best song.
Earlier when she released her Hifi album she also wanted to record this
song, but the song style did not match with theme. Thus he thanked the
event for providing this opportunity to be able to remake it. Elly
revealed that she was preparing for a new song and would continue to
sing heartbreak songs. She joked that perhaps in the past she had too
many painful experiences on the road of love, numerous breakups were due
to "being dumped". She even ran into a "garbage man". She said, "I had
a boyfriend who was actually with many people. He appeared to really
love me. but on Valentine's Day he said that he had driving lessons and
couldn't be with me. So I brought a gift to surprise him at the driving
school but he never showed up." Elly pointed out that at the time she
wanted to break up but could not until several weeks later. In recent
years she was no longer dating, used to living lone and she would not
differentiate between people in the industry when looking for the other
Girl Group Bingo's Carman Kwan Ka Man participated in KING MAKER
3, but now that she has signed with Shaw she has been accused of
betrayal. Carman said that her management company
wanted her to develop as an actor, thus she would respect the company's
decision. She admitted that she was upset by the negative criticism. "I
am not in charge, I am in show business. Differentiations like this
isn't OK. People would support me when I performed well on KING MAKER 3,
but when I am at the other station they would say I am bad. They seem
to be neglecting my hard work."
Most recently she participated in TVB's reality boxing show. She
has already begun to train. Because in the past she only studied kung fu
and had no boxing experience, earlier when she took her first shot in the
face she really wanted to cry. However she also felt it was pretty
fresh. Was she worried that the TVB boxing show would be accused of
plagiarism? She felt that whatever she did someone would condemn her,
thus she would still try to do her best and disappoint those who would not
support her. The other member Odilia Chan Hon Kei would join Carmen on
another TVB dance show. Odilia said that she had confidence in her
dancing, but she ran into certain difficulty during the rehearsal and
she got hurt easily. Once after rehearsing she realized that her calf
Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin and Gillian Chung Yun Tung two
nights ago held the TIME LIVE TWINS 20 LOVE YOU ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
online broadcast and announced the good news that they have applied for
their 20th anniversary concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum in May next
year. They also shared their experience over the past 20 years and how
they got along. Ah Gil described that her relationship with Ah Sa has
already become marriage like. Ah Sa said that they were very casual and
could not deliberately coax each other. They were in a very comfortable
situation, even if Ah Gil missed a date they would be fine because that
was their personality. They did not need to change each other. Ah Gil
also praised Ah Sa as great.
During the game segment, they stared at each other, held hands
and talked about their wishes. They could not help but laugh and
pretended to kiss each other. Ah Sa wished Ah Gil well and said, "I
wish you will always be happy and carefree!" Ah Gil responded, "Me
too, me too." Then after they performed NEXT STOP TIN HAU, they spoke
like they were giving their wedding vows. "No matter what happens we
will never part, at age 60 we will still do cartwheels together!"
Michael Hui has not seen Liza Wang in two years and complains about not getting to hug and kiss her.
Mandy Wong wants to perform on the stage at least once a year courtesy of singtao.com
courtesy of on.cc
Michael Hui wants to kiss Liza Wang, but once he learns that she has yet to be vaccinated they blow each other a kiss instead
Johnnie To presents the award to stage director Tang Wing Shu
Mandy Wong has worked with Tang Wing Shu before and come to show her support courtesy of mingpao.com
The 15th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards yesterday took
place at the Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Center. The
comedy magnate Michael Hui Koon Man nd the internationally renowned stage
director Tang Shu Wing both received the "Award or Outstanding
Contribution in Arts". Hui Koon man shared how to face the pandemic
optimistically. Appreciating the present was obvious. He even joked
that in the past when he met with host Liza Wang Ming Chuen they were
able to hug and kiss. Now they were only able to blow kisses through
Hui Koon Man spoke to the media after the award. He said that
he has not seen Ah Jeh in two years. When they saw each other they would
greet each other with a kiss. He said, "Now the experience is different,
actually having or doing something very simple are already something to
be happy about. After the pandemic we can only be happy, if we don't
continue to be happy then we are dumb." Hui Koon Man joked that aside
from family and friends, now he treated his cat at home even better.
He would cherish the time they spent together, fight for every minute and
every second to be with people he liked. Hui Koon Man admitted that he
was the happiest about being able to remove the mask. He said, "I have
never tried to wear a mask and talk on the stage before. Earlier I
thought there will still be an award show? Would there be an audience?
I am afraid of the lack of atmosphere. Actually having viewers is
already something to be happy about." Hui Koon Man also lamented how
the pandemic devastated the entertainment industry, even making cinemas
close, the entire show business without jobs. He even joked that his
brother Sam Hui Koon Kit and friend Alan Tam Wing Lun both got fat from
eating too much.
Growing up in Sham Po Shui, Francis Ng has a fondness for the district
Francis Ng says that cage homes and mansions are only a street apart. courtesy of on.cc
Francis Ng feels that his character's experience is like being abandoned
Francis Ng not only has to "add" to his appearance for the role but also do research in Sham Po Shui courtesy of mingpao.com
Francis Ng Chun Yu in the new film DRIFTING (SHOOK SHUI
PIU LAU) played a homeless person who was just released from prison with
a drug addiction. Faced with social inequality and discrimination,
outrage was inevitable as he often used foul language to release his
emotions. Yet the sharp dialogue could not escape the censors as the
film received a category III rating. Chun Yu expressed helplessness and
felt that the foul language was realistic, and not used just for the sake
of using it. He instead asked whether any real life homeless would be
well spoken. He also pointed out that the film was based on a true
story. As an actor he also had to have the social moral and
responsibility to speak up for the homeless.
The Jun Li Shek Chun directed, Ng Chun Yu, Loletta Lee Chun Lai,
Chu Pak Hong, Cecilia Choi Sze Wan starred new film DRIFTING was based
on a true story about a group of homeless who gathered under a Sham Po
Shui bridge being neglected and marginalized by society, how they
survived in the gap and at the same time fought for a strand of dignity
of justice for themselves.
Ng Chun Yu in the film played a homeless person who was just
released from prison and had a drug addiction. Originally he planned to
return to hassle on the streets of Sham Shui Po after his release, but on
the night of his release the Food and Environment Hygiene Department
removed everything he owned. Outraged, he decided to sue the government
with the fellow homeless for compensation and apology. Currently in
Mainland, Ng Chun Yu earlier talked about his character over video
conference. Ng Chun Yu said that this was a real life story that
enraged even the homeless. During the shoot he was filled with
questions. He revealed that when he was young he worked in Sham Shui Po
and felt that this district was very special. Although the district
had more of the lower class, after a few streets it also had many
mansions. "The impression Sham Shui Po gave me was that it was very
neighborly, like the feeling that the shanty town used to have. Although
the district has more addicts, I don't feel it's very scary. I hope
no one would stigmatize Sham Shui Po."
Earlier after DRIFTING's trailer was released, many online
praised Ng Chun Yu's lines in the film and thought that he spoke for the
people of Hong Kong. However the film due to foul language received a
category III rating, which Ng Chun felt helpless about. He believed
that the foul language was close to reality and not using foul language
just for the sake of it. Instead he asked whether the homeless would be
well spoken in reality. As for being called the golden quote king
online, Ng Chun Yu stressed that he had no political stance. However he
admitted that now there is less and less cheer, like Hong Kong have more
and more properties but they are more and more expensive. He did not
understand whether Hong Kong truly needs so many properties either.
Ng Chun yu in the film held on to his belief, would he be the
same way in real life? He said, "When I was younger I would; now I would
feel something might not be good to be persistent with, because no one
knows whether your persistence is 100% correct. However this film is
different, my character has everything he owns removed. If I make a
mistake I would apologize, but if they make a mistake why are they only
willing to make monetary compensation and no apology? Hence I would
persist on getting an apology. In the film I said, 'Even when the
government makes a mistake it has to apologize! Are the homeless easier
to pick on now?' Actually the following two lines were what I wanted to
speak up for them the most. 'Are people who sleep on the streets easier
to pick on? Do those of us on welfare have to kneel?' Those lines are
well worth everyone to consider." He also said that the cast and the
crew had a lot of social moral and responsibility to speak up on behalf
of the homeless. He hoped that viewers would be able to sense that.
Best Actor Gordon Lam Ka Tung and new actor of South Asian
descent Bipin Karma starred HAND-ROLLED CIGARETTE (SAU GUEN YIN) will
open on June 17th. Yesterday the latest trailer was released. In it
the Ka Tung played former Chinese British soldier turned Wise Guy met
Wise Guy Bipin Karma, but "honor" bound them together in life and death
situations. In the latest trailer, Ben Yuen Fu Wa played white haired,
golden tooth mob boss while Tai Bo played a Taiwan mobster. Both were
very eye catching!
The film in both test and advanced screenings received raves as
industry insiders strongly supported it. Last year it even received
7 important nominations at the 57th Golden Horse Awards, selected to be
the Golden Horse Film Festival closing film and the Hong Kong Asian Film
Festival opening film. Earlier it was also invited to participate in
the 16th Osaka Asian Film Festival and the 9th Singapore Chinese Film
Festival as the opening film. Currently the film is representing Hong
Kong in Udine.
The first Hong Kong produced Bollywood film MY INDIAN
BOYFRIEND starred the native born Indian Hong Konger Sing Ka Won (Karan
Cholia) and a new generation goddess Shirley Chan Yan Yin interpreted a
Hong Kong and Indian inter-racial love story. In the film Sing Ka Won
faced various difficulties like racial discrimination, cultural and class
differences, reflecting the problems minorities faced in Hong Kong with
both laughter and tears.
Fluent in Cantonese, Sing Ka Won admitted the minority life in
Hong Kong has been very hard. First they have to know the language, if
not then making a living would be very hard as only labor type jobs
would be available. He also urged everyone not to discriminate against
them. "This time the character is able to express the difficulty of my
compatriots' lives in Hong Kong. Although I haven't been discriminated
against, I have many friends in Hong Kong. If they wrap their head
people would call them 'Ah Cha'. I don't want to hear anything like
that. We dislike hearing being called 'Ah Cha' the most, you can call
us 'friend' but don't deliberately say it with an accent. We know we
don't speak fluently, but we are integrating into the society. Most
Hong Kong people's English isn't great, but we wouldn't make fun of them.
We would teach them. So don't laugh at us. Everyone can work together."
In the film Sing Ka Won used many ways to pursue Chan Yan Yin,
but in real life he said that he did not like to chase girls. Instead
he felt anyone with the feeling would naturally get together. If you
chase with your life you may be misunderstood as having nothing to do
but meeting girls. As a minority, did he feel dating Hong Kong girls
is very hard? He said, "That's right! Because they like baby face and
Korean guys, but I feel Hong Kong girls are very independent and very
high quality. I like independent women, girls who are hard to get.
However I wouldn't differentiate between nationalities, as long as she's
suitable I am OK."
In order to perform in the film, Sing Ka Won put a lot of hard
work into the script. Because the script has Chinese and English, he
added Pinyin on the Chinese lines to help with his delivery, so he spent
a lot of time on memorizing his lines. Chan Yan Yin revealed that her
co-star Sing Ka Won put pronunciation and pinyin symbols on the Chinese
lines on the script, and she often saw him rehearsing them in a corner
of the set. If she took an all English or Indian film, because it was
not her native tongue she would feel how difficult it would be too.
Thus she praised how great his performance was. Working with someone
with a foreign heritage for the first time, Chan Yan Yin admitted that it
was an enormous challenge. On the set they could communicate in English,
but slowly she realized that it was not as difficult as she has imagined.
However only before the production wrapped she learned that actually
India had many different dialects itself. "Even the cinematographer
said that he kept switching between Indian languages, because different
people on the team were using different Indian dialects."
As for the kiss scene with Sing Ka Won, Chan Yan Yin said that
at the time the production schedule was tight and they could only do it
in one take. Thus they had to be very precise. The director also
stressed that this scene was a goodbye kiss and had to be very
passionate. Finally they finished it in one take. "I was very worried
that we couldn't get it in one take, and the night scenes wouldn't have
enough time to shoot." Speaking of the minority discrimination
scenes in the film, did she experience it as a Hong Konger? She said,
"The shoot took part last year at the peak of the pandemic, along the
way we ran into many difficulties. Once we were shooting at the park, I
heard some grandpa using terms like 'Ah Cha' to describe their shoot.
That was very uncomfortable for them to hear."
Tin Kai Man was a guest on Yeung Pan Pan's program and
tried Sister Pan Pan's Shanghainese dish "Lion Head". With a passion
for show business since childhood, Tai Gai in order to get into the
business studied Choy Li Fut fist since he was little. He hoped to have
an extra skill to be able to get into show business with, and claimed to
be a martial art expert. "At the time I practiced on the roof, I always
thought I was capable. I thought after studying kung fu I would get into
the business easier, but after getting into the business whenever I had
action scene I got hurt. Then I realized this business (action actor)
wasn't right for me. Actually I now feel action actor's salary is too
low, not enough to see the bonesetter with. Every action actor is
bruised and battered, so I respect them more for using action to make a
Tai Gai continued, his first job in the business was an extra on
television but his family did not support him. "They thought show
business wasn't suitable for me, saying that I had no advantage over
others. They would be very worried. However I wanted to get into the
business, so I turned my back on my family. They even said, 'When you
have no job you will understand'. Who knew that they would be right,
for awhile I didn't have job. I reached rock bottom, spent all my
savings, so I could only look for a normal job. On the day of the
interview, I got a call to hire me for 'location scout' -- to checkout
the production location." Tai Gai had a memorable experience as an
extra. "One day I saw a black and white film era lead actor, who now
is a support player. I thought 'Playing the lead doesn't mean you are the
lead for life, the time would come when you would be eliminated'. Thus
I started to sense a crisis and I had to improve myself; another crisis
appeared when I was with (Stephen) Chow Sing Chi, at the time many people
would say Tai Gai who follows Chow Sing Chi, but I thought 'what would
happen if he retires?'"
Model Louise Wong is rumored to be the lead actress courtesy of mingpao.com
This year would be the 18th anniversary of the music
diva Anita Mui Yim Fong's passing. The Longman Leung directed and
written film ANITA's first trailer has also been released. In it
the camera closed in on the Hong Kong Coliseum and entered the dream
stage of many. Under the cheer of the audience, a tune that everyone
was familiar arose. In an elegant white wedding gown, the shadow that
everyone missed in a crowd of workers slowly elevated onto the stage.
Everyone through the silver screen would be able to reminisce about this
daughter of the Hong Kong people, Anita Mui Yim Fong. Edko Film's Bill
Kong Chi Keung revealed how the idea of making this biography for Sister
Mui: to make up for the regret of unable to work together on THE HOUSE OF
FLYING DAGGERS. In order to find the right lead actress, he spent three
Edko Film's Bill Kong Chi Keung revealed that when he first had
the idea of making this film, it was due to a promise to Sister Mui. He
recalled, "When Edko Film was still a small film company, Sister Mui was
already was popular singer. However she did not mind that we were a
small company and agreed to promote for one of the film we distributed
CASTLE IN THE SKY, to this day I am still grateful for her heroic
assistance. Years later, on a certain day in 2003, Sister Mui asked me
to meet with her. She hoped that I would be able to make a movie for her
to leave the world. At the time director Zhang Yimou and I deliberately
designed a character for her in THE HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (SUP MIN MAI
FOOK); unfortunately in the end because her passing we were unable to
fulfill her final wish. For years I still remember her unfulfilled
dream; because of my relationship with Sister Mui I still hope to fulfill
her final wish and to make up for the regret of unable to work together
on THE HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS! Thus it became my first intention to make
the movie ANITA."
In order to fulfill Sister Mui's remaining wish, Kong Chi Keung
around 3 years go finally found the suitable actors, director and
screenplay. He said, "Over the years we have been waiting for a good
script, a good director, and even more importantly an actor with the
spirit of Sister Mui to appear. We spent over 3 years to find for the
suitable choice all over Asia, finally we were able to find this newcomer
who played Mui Yim Fong in the film. Without her, we couldn't make this
film. To our entire film it was not only luck but also a type of
destiny. In the same manner without this thoughtful director Longman
Leung, we wouldn't be able to finish ANITA either." Kong Chi Keung
also praised Sister Mui as absolutely the daughter of Hong Kong people.
He admired Sister Mui's professionalism and respect for the profession.
Rising from a child singer at the Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park to a
Heavenly Queen, her spirit of struggle to the final moment, her belief
in never giving up exactly represented the spirit of Hong Kong people.
He hoped that more Hong Kong people would be able to see this film and
receive this message of positive energy, especially during hard times.
The film will be able to cheer for Hong Kong!
Director Longman Leung recalled when COLD WAR 2 (HONG JIN 2)
was still in the post production editing phase he met with Kong Chi
Kong. "He told me that he has always wanted to make a Sister Mui
biography and asked if I would be able to direct it. I told him, 'Since
you chose today to tell me about this wish, it is very hard for me to
turn it down.' Because that day was December 30th, the day Sister Mui
left us. I was fortunate enough to have run into ANITA in my
screenwriting and directing career. From research, script confirmation,
casting, production, editing to post production, my biggest impression
is Mui Yim Fong once appeared in Hong Kong; we were lucky to have her."
He also said that the film would not only chronicle Sister Mui
but also Hong Kong's 80s. Sister Mui meant the typical child of Hong
Kong to him. "Although she started in a lowly place, with her hard
work she made a career for herself; she never let the fame go to her
head, often would put her family and friends in her heart; whenever the
community was in need she would never turn away; no matter what hardship
she ran into, she never gave up. Sister Mui's life on a certain level
represented the story of us Hong Kongers' struggle."
Irene Wan Bik Ha yesterday visited an organic farm in Tai
Po to get close to nature. When she saw the alpacas at the farm she
could not be happier and went to feed them like a child. She even
bought two dolls home for her animal loving son.
Irene said that her husband did not want to overwork herself, but
she still hoped to continue her dream; which she said was founding a
film company. Her latest production OUR EIGHTEEN (NGOR MOON DIK 18
SHUI) has been under preparation for years, the script alone took 3
years. She was looking for a newcomer to play her in her youth. The
film will work with Louis Koo Tin Lok's film company One Cool Film.
Would Goo Jai play a role? She said that he was very busy, for now she
has not made a decision. However she said that Goo Jai has always wanted
Hong Kong film to thrive. Irene said that although her company was
small. So far it has only made its 3rd production, but she hoped to
make even more different genre films in the future and bring back the
full bloom of the 90s Hong Kong film.
10 ONCE UPON A TIME IN HONG KONG
Can : GUM CHIN DAI GOK: JUI FU KUM LUNG
AKA : MONEY EMPIRE
AKA : I CORRUPT ALL COPS 2
AKA : Gum Chin Dai Gok 2 Sei Dai Tam Jeung
AKA : Gum Chin Dai Gok: Din Fung ji Jin
d. Wong Jing, Woody Hui Yui Ming
Louis Koo Tin Lok, Tony Leung Ka Fai,
Francis Ng Chun Yu, Gordon Lam Ka Tung,
Philip Keung Ho Man, Michelle Hu Yan, Kent Cheng Juk Si
Jacky Cai Jie, Jazz Lam Tsz Sin, Mimi Kung Chi Yan,
Wilfred Lau Ho Lung, Dominic Ho Ho Man,
Raymond Wong Ho Yin, Eric Li Tin Cheung
Rating : IIB
Length : 105 mins.
Opening April 29 2021
Opening May 1 2021 in Mainland China
Trailer : https://youtu.be/774yrkvXHXk
[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
In the early 70s, when Hong Kong was under British colonial rule, corruption was as rampant as ever. The majority of the Hong Kong Police Force collaborated with the triads. As king of the corruption empire, Chinese detective sergeant Lak Chui colluded with Cripple Ho, lord of the underworld, and made almost ten billion dollars through bribery in ten years' time.
Lawyer Hank Chan despised this kind of illegal acceptance of benefits. He believed this would deprive the general public of their opportunity to fight for their own rights if they could not afford black money. His luck came when Hank met Nash Pak, his old friend who came back from England. Nash admired Hank’s integrity, and hence invited him to join the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), an anti-corruption organization directly accountable to the Governor of Hong Kong. Hank and Nash selected a team of elites, forming the first team of ICAC investigators, and cracked down hard on the underground laws of Hong Kong.
Their first target was Lak Chui and Cripple Ho. After tremendous efforts, initial results were seen. But what followed was a series of counter-attack by Lak Chui and Cripple Ho. The team members of the Commission were being threatened and persecuted. However, Hank's confidence did not falter at these setbacks. He was even more determined to remove these two tigers from the scene. The fight between the righteous and the evil had begun.
9 CAUTION, HAZARDOUS WIFE
Can : Tai Tai, Ching Siu Sum Hing Fong
d. Touya Sato
Haruka Ayase, Hidetoshi Nishijima
Rating : IIB
Length : 120 mins.
Opening May 2 2021 (Preview)
Opening May 13 2021
Trailer : https://youtu.be/6ZLZd8NBHWU
[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
The mighty wife returns!
A newlywed wife hides her past as a secret agent and beats up one bad guy after another like an action star. The identity of her husband (an agent of the Public Security Bureau) is gradually disclosed through a thrilling plot development. This story about a husband and wife who lie to each other but love each other nonetheless garnered attention.
8 PERSIAN LESSONS
d. Vadim Perelman
Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay
d. Chloe Zhao
6 DYNASTY WARRIORS
Can : Jun Sam Gok Mo Seung
Lit : Real Three Kingdoms No Double
d. Roy Chow Hin Yeung
Tony Yang, Han Geng, Justin Cheung Kin Sing, Gulinazha,
Wang Kai, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Ray Lui Leung Wai, Carina Lau Ka Ling,
Lam Suet, Philip Keung Ho Man, Law Kar Ying, Eddie Cheung Siu Fai,
Rating : IIB
Length : 118 mins.
Opening May 2020 (Postponed)
Opening April 29 2021
Teaser : https://youtu.be/4GjHKcyki-E
[ HONG KONG MOVIE 6 ]
Two thousand years ago in China, there was a mysterious power called "Musou". Any warrior with this power could defeat a million of enemy soldiers on his own, those who could control "Musou" were named as The Heroes of "Mosou". Towards the end of Eastern Han Dynasty, The Yellow Turban Rebellion broke out as the government gradually became extremely corrupted at all levels. Liu Bei (a civilian) led Guan Yu (a horsekeeper) and Zhang Fei (a butcher) to defeat the Yellow Turban Rebellion, but they got set up by corrupted officials, and hunted by the Imperial army.
At the same time, Dong Zhuo saw the opportunity to take control of theempire. Cao Cao (a junior official) could not tolerate the chaos caused by Dong Zhou and attempted to assassinate him but failed. Many warlords responded to this incident and formed a coalition against Dong Zhuo. In this campaign, Cao Cao also formed his own army to participate in this battle. Liu Bei, with his two sworn brothers Guan Yu and Zhang Fei volunteered to join the coalition. However, the warlords ridiculed them due to their professions, except Cao Cao appreciating Liu Bei. After Guan Yu killed the general Hua Xiong, the invincible "Mosou" warrior Lu Bu with his amazing fighting talents scared all the warlords to run away from the battle, except Liu Bei , Guan Yu, Zhang Fei and Cao Cao stayed behind to face the battle together. The showdown between these three warriors marked the beginning of Three Kingdoms era...
5 THE FATHER
d. Florian Zeller
Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss,
Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams
[ EMPEROR MOTION PICTURES ]
In 1934, the Japanese military has built a fortress for inhumane medical experiments. However, one man – Wang Ziyang – manages to escape the fortress alive.
Chinese intelligence forms a task force to intercept Wang for information about the fortress. But when the puppet government learns of the mission, they use any means necessary to stop the team from finding their man.
3 THE MAURITANIAN
d. Kevin McDonald
Tahir Rahim, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley
2 77 HEARTWARMINGS
AKA : 77 HEARTBURNS
Can : Gum Dong Ngor 77 Chi
Lit : Affect Me 77 Times
d. Herman Yau Lai To
Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Pakho Chau, Mario Maurer,
Kara Wai Ying Hung, Yumiko Cheng Hei Yi, Candy Lo Hau Yam,
Michelle Wai Sze Nga, Jeana Ho Pui Yu, Rock Ji, Gillian Chung Yun Tung,
J. Arie (Lui Sum Yu), C Kwan, Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui, Lok Wing,
Bob Lam Sing Bun, Terence Siufay, Francis Ng Chun Yu
Rating : IIA
Length : 94 mins.
Opening May 14 2021
Trailer : https://youtu.be/F7P97gShZk8
[ EMPEROR MOTION PICTURES ]
A couple enters the graveyard of love -- marriage. The challenge facing Adam is whether his love is enough for Eva to achieve a happy ending!
1 FAST AND FURIOUS 9
d. Justin Lin
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster,
Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges,
Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Sung Kang,
The Emperor Motion Pictures presents the multiple award
winning, first 4K Dolby Atmos Cantonese Opera film WHITE SNAKE is Zhang
Xianfeng directed, with the stage version's Cantonese Opera troupe
members, the state's first class actors Zeng Xiaomin and Wen Ruqin as
its stars and Wang Yanfei and Zhu Hongxing its co-stars. The film has
been slated for a June 3rd Hong Kong release.
The film used 4K technology, over 90% of the film had special
effect shots. In order to bring about the most Eastern aesthetics and
shocking visual effects, top special effect teams of the Mainland,
Australia and New Zealand worked together to complete the visual effects
portion and bring about the classic story with fantasy effects. Director
Zhang Xianfeng merged WHITE SNAKE visuals into the simplicity and the
aura that Song Dynasty art was in pursuit of, preserving traditional
Chinese opera spirit while injecting the Eastern artistic concepts.
Karan Cholia and Shirley Chan have a kiss scene that she describes as a "Western kiss"
Salad is also in the film and her boyfriend Poki shows his support courtesy of singtao.com
Salad and Poki appear one after the other
Poki courtesy of on.cc
Andy Chi Ching and Poki courtesy of mingpao.com
The film MY INDIAN BOYFRIEND last night held its premiere.
Lead actress Shirley Chan Yan Yin revealed that in the film she and lead
actor Karan Cholia (Sing Ka Won) had a goodbye kiss scene in a taxi. She
even took the initiative. The director asked for them to finish the
scene before sunset, so at the time they were very rushed and had to
get it in one take. She did not get to be embarrassed because she knew
that they were in hurry. During the shoot she was unable to worry too
much. Before hand she told her boyfriend, who was very supportive of
her work. For now she has not tried even more daring intimate scenes,
and she admitted it was both her and the lead actor's first on screen
kiss. Before shooting this scene she watched movies to learn from. She
joked that because she knew the Westerners would "turn left and right"
during their kiss scene, during the shoot she "turned left and right"
as well and described it as a "Western kiss".
Charlotte Cheung Pui Lok (Salad) took part in the film, her
ERROR member boyfriend Poki came to show his support. It was their
first public event after publicizing their romance. When Poki and his
singer friend took photos together, reporters suggested for Salad to
join in. Both she and Poki turned them down. Poki said, "Let's not, I
am just here to show my support". Then he vanished in flash, leaving
his girlfriend to be interviewed alone.
Salad explained that she declined for photo opportunity with her
boyfriend to keep from stealing the spotlight, as she wanted to respect
the film premiere. After ERROR's television show aired, Poki received
online support. Salad admitted that she was happy for him, the most
important was that everyone supported him. She mentioned that she
listened to her boyfriend's new song and praised him for his hard work.
She however did not want to talk too much bout her relationship, as she
was afraid of disrespecting the leads of the film. As for whether they
would work as a couple, she stated that she did not mind. The most
important was that they were happy, comfortable and everyone would accept
it. She said that dating was between two people and she wanted to keep
it low key, but she was not afraid of being caught. She would not
avoid anyone either. Dating was happy and simple, she did not want it to
be too complicated and hoped that everyone would give them space.