Stephy Tang would not be scared off and would still properly enjoy love
Edward Ma says that Stephy Tang has pointed at him and yelled at him courtesy of on.cc
Stephy Tang Lai Yun and Edward Ma Chi Wai were under
the same management company in the past but never had any chance to
work together. After they left they by chance ran into the
opportunity, in the new film TWELVE DAYS (12 YUT) they played a
couple with relationship changes. Stephy even because of this
relationship went on the journey of self destruction! Speaking of
this major scene's production, she said, "My heart really ached for
my character in this scene, because she was so hopeless that she wanted
to leave. The director arranged for it to be shot on the last day.
The emotional build up after so long and the monologue to boot really
was very hard to take and suffering during the shoot." Ma Chi Wai
awkwardly chimed in, "As she came down, she pointed at me and yelled
at me. She said that I was the worst, which made me immediately
think about what I did wrong!"
This time playing a modern love story, they inevitable were
reminded of their past love lives. Playing a scumbag in the series
NOTHING BUT THIRTY, Ma Chi Wai admitted that he was very afraid of
arguing with his companion. "In real life I haven't broken any heart.
At most I would be frustrated with myself. Once I hid myself and hit
the wall." Unexpectedly Stephy had the same experience. "When I was
younger I brought up break up with my boyfriend, he did it too and
made me very scared. I didn't know what would happen. I didn't know
that where would his emotions go after, so I would hide in the room
throughout and not come out."
As the golden bachelorette, Stephy's two previous relationships
were forced to be "publicized". However she has yet to be scared off.
"What is there to be afraid of? I only hope to be more low key, or
not tell everyone. I am saying it here first, from now on I wouldn't
admit to anything. (This subject of love is very hard?) Yes, because
it involves two people. In addition it is full of variations. Even
though it is hard, don't think too much. Love itself is a very
positive term and feeling, you should properly enjoy it. (Can you
date and not get married?) Yes, don't like the social structures
restrict you. The most important when two people are together is the
relationship. I have been examining the importance of marriage here,
what building a family need, why do you need to get married? In order
to have children? I am very Buddhist, if Heaven gives it (baby) I
would want it but I wouldn't deliberately force it. (Freeze your
eggs?) I have thought about it, but I haven't done it. Now I no
longer think about it, it's expired, haha!"
Ma Chi Wai had a girlfriend of many years. When jokingly
asked about "good news", he said, "Like Stephy said, when the time is
right I would tell everyone. (Are you married?) Not yet!"
Wu Lai Ying, Yeung Wai Lun and director Ho Cheuk Tin courtesy of mingpao.com
The Ho Cheuk Tin directed, Teresa Mo Shun Kwan, Ronald
Cheng Chung Kei, Edan Lui Cheuk On, Jennifer Yu Heung Ying, Wong Yau
Nam, and Yeung Wai Lun starred film OVER MY DEAD BODY (SEI SI SEI SI
SEI SUP SEI) opened on April 4th. As of two days ago after 55 days in
release its cumulative box office has exceeded HK$ 20 million and
landed it in second place among 2023 Hong Kong films. The team also
continued to work hard on audience appreciation events and promotions.
Yesterday Ho Cheuk Tin, Yeung Wai Lun and Wu Lai Ying went to a Sha
Tin cinema for audience appreciation. The Hong Kong government
yesterday launched Hong Kong Cinema Day when tickets were all HK$ 30.
The advanced sales response was enthusiastic as most cinemas were sold
The OVER MY DEAD BODY cast upon learning about exceeding HK$
20 million at the box office were excited. Sister Mo hoped that
everyone would continue to support Hong Kong films and continue to
support OVER MY DEAD BODY. Cheng Chung Kei revealed that he and Edan
during the shoot had many interesting stories. He would tell
everyone when the box office would reach HK$ 30 million. Edan also
wanted to know what Cheng Chung Kei referred to as interesting and
hoped to have a chance to hear him. At the same time he hoped that
everyone would gain something after watching the film.
Edward Ma and Stephy Tang make a heart pose courtesy of on.cc
courtesy of mingpao.com
Stephy Tang Lai Yun and Edward Ma Chi Wai yesterday
promoted their film TWELVEN DAYS (12 YUT) and shared their love
philosophy. Stephy said that she would fall in love at first sight.
"When we first meet I would determine whether to put him in the
friend zone or potential development. (Has anyone appeared yet?) No,
no one should be in such a rush, haha!" She pointed out that her
friends were all anxious for her and kept introduce guys, but she
turned them all down. "Right now I have signed with a new company,
and I have a new movie out. An exciting life doesn't have to have
love!" Did Ma Chi Wai have any good recommendation? He said that
his friends were "ballers" like him. Stephy did not mind the other
half who enjoyed playing and watching sports, but he could not
obsessed. Ma Chi Wai said that his girlfriend never complained about
him being addicted to playing and watching sports. Two people
together required mutual respect, but due to the pandemic they have
been more apart than together. Lacking communication, he and his
girlfriend of many years have already broken up but they remained
friends and used another way to support each other. Now he is seeing
Lokman Yeung and Peter Chan say that they have thought about changing jobs many times
Ng Wing Sze says actors are very passive, but as long as they persist they would run into opportunities
Lokman Yeung plays a cafe owner's son who has violent tendencies
Ng Wing Sze receives great reviews for her performance courtesy of mingpo.com
MIRROR's captain Lokman Yeung, Peter Chan Charm and Ng
Wing Sze starred in MAD FATE (MING ONG), which was MakerVille's first
film. They had no box office pressure, feeling that actors were
responsible for making the movie and playing the roles well. They
could not control anything else. The trio in the film resisted
hard in hopes of being able to change their fate. In real life Lokman
and Chan Charm Man did not dare to say whether people could beat
destiny, but on their performing art journey because they persisted
they were able to be recognized by viewers now, have more performance
opportunities. They revealed that they have thought about quitting
performing art work and switching jobs.
Lokman before participating in KING MAKER was a dancer.
Because of few job opportunities his income was not steady. He often
thought about changing jobs. He said, "Whenever I wanted to change
jobs I got work, as soon as I did I would work for several month.
With income then I had the motivation to continue and tough it out, so
I couldn't leave this industry no matter how I tried. If I didn't
persist, gave up in the middle, making the Cheang Pou Soi directed MAD
FATE would be impossible for me. So it is fate."
Started on the stage, Chan Charm Man said that his
experience was similar to Lokman's. He constantly thought about
changing jobs, but because he loved acting he would work on student
films that did not pay much. He took one step after another to
reach where he is now. He said, "Once I ran into a bottleneck, my
artistic level was not elevated. I seemed to have reached a dead
end. In addition I wasn't making much, so I once worked part time at
a theme park and got an insurance agent license. Ultimately I was
unwilling, I never gave up being an actor."
Ng Wing Sze has been in the business for 10 years, saying
that actors were very passive. New comers in particular have yet to
have any film release, so they could only quietly wait. She said, "
I held onto the belief that I like acting, of course I have times
that I would be disappointed. I would then ask myself whether I want
to persist. I believe that if I keep going I would run into
opportunities." Cheang Pou Soi in Gordon Lam Ka Tung's eyes was an
"inhuman director", but Ng Wing Sze felt that the director was very
gentle. "The director is great on the set, each time after finishing
a shot he would be concerned about me and I would immediately have
heart eyes." Lokman also praised the director for performing very
well. "I feel the director deserves the credit. He keeps on pushing
me, so I would break through my limits." Chan Charm Man revealed that
Lokman after making the film has completely transformed. When they
reunited for the series IN GEEK WE TRUST, even his group mate Frankie
Chan Shui Fai sensed Lokman has changed.
Lokman in the film played a cafe owner's son who had violent
tendencies. He had to snap rubber bands on himself to control his
desire to kill. In reality what desires would they have? Ng Wing Sze
hoped that she would be able to run into good scripts and characters.
Lokman agreed. "On the actor's journey I definitely want to run into
a good script, a good character and a good team. This is exactly the
reason no one changed their jobs." Chan Charm Man joked, "I want to
be the 13th member of MIRROR. I don't excel in singing, it is purely a
Sean Lau complains about the lack of reaction from his wife and jokes that the days have been tough
Raymond Lam's first reaction to the good news of a sequel is actually a headache!
At the celebration DETECTIVE VS. SLEUTHS of course have to show off their awards
Carlos Chan wants convenience even for his honeymoon, no wonder Kathy Yuen immediately disciplines him on Shiga Lin's behalf! courtesy of on.cc
courtesy of singtao.com
Sean Lau, Raymond Lam
Emperor boss Albert Yeung (third left) and director Wai Ka Fai (second right) announce DETECTIVE VS. SLEUTHS 2
Carlos Chan and Kathy Yuen look forward to how the director would bring them back for the sequel courtesy of mingpao.com
The Emperor Motion Picture DETECTIVE VS. SLEUTHS (SUN
TAM DAI JIN) swept up several major film awards this years. Last
week at the 41st Hong Kong Film Awards it even won Best Actor, Best
Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography. The film company
two nights ago held a celebration. Emperor Group chair Albert Yeung
Sau Sing, DETECTIVE VS. SLEUTHS' director Wai Ka Fai, Sean Lau Ching
Wan, Raymond Lam Fung, Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Kathy Yuen (Tong Yee) and
others attended. They even announced the good news of DETECTIVE VS.
At the celebration, Yeung Sau Sing said that the film deserved
the applause that everyone has given it, because the performance did
not come easily. He revealed that the film from handing over the
script to the Mainland film authority for approval, 3 years has
passed. During the period he even personally led a team of 5 people
to meet with the authority chief to explain the script content and
agreed to edit until the authority has been pleased. He praised
director Wai Ka Fai for giving his effort into everything so the film
would be smoothly released; then he, the director and the actors
added the number 2 to the film title to announce the confirmation of
the sequel. Cheers arose immediately. When asked whether the original
team would return, Wai Ka Fai revealed, "The story would continue
from the first film's development, we would try to return with as much
of the original team as possible. I am very fortunate to have this
group of good actors for help!"
Wai Ka Fai during the interview said that the sequel script
has already been sent for inspection, upon approval production would
begin. He admitted that while working on DETECTIVE he already had
the idea for the sequel, because a lot of the story and characters
still had a lot of space to be developed and the audience would be
interested in them. Thus the sequel would be a continuation and not
an all new story; he even said that he had ways to bring back Lam
Fung for the sequel. Was he confident that it would exceed the
performance of the first film? He said that the greatest difficult
would be that he did not want to make an "obedient" movie. He wanted
to make even more daring attempts, but he would need to slowly
Ching Wan in DETECTIVE had to jump into a gutter. Would he be
worried that the sequel would be even tougher? He said that he had no
idea, because the script has not yet reached his hands. However he
joked that he and Wai Ka Fai in 10 years only worked together on one
movie, he never thought that they would work together again so soon.
When Lam Fung mentioned, "I just found out about the sequel, I am
getting a headache from whether I would have to be mad all over
again." Ching Wan even said, "You can relax, it definitely wouldn't
be just as; it definitely would be even tougher." Wai Ka Fai laughed
and said, "I wouldn't benefit them!"
Currently busy with a new film, Ching Wan still has not have
the time to celebrate his Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor. Has his
wife Amy Kwok Oi Ming kiss him as a celebration and a reward? He
humorously said, "No, so you can imagine how I have been spending my
Speaking of Lam Fung "being appeared" in the currently airing
series SPEAKERS OF LAW, in which Rosina Lam Ha Mei had such a crush
that she dreamt of him; he said that it felt a little strange since
she is his cousin. She did not mention it before hand and she has not
given him any lai see for compensation, but as long as she was happy
it did not mater. As for rumors that he would participate with Bosco
Wong Chung Chak and Ron Ng Cheuk Hei in the Mainland variety program
CALL ME BY FIRE 3, he said that he did not know yet. However he
believed that if he needed Wong Chung Chak's help he would appear.
Chan Ka Lok and Tong Yee both expressed elation over the
sequel. They were the most concerned about how characters would
return. Ka Lok joked that in the sequel he would become a ghost that
haunted Ching Wan, being able to see Ching Wan everyday would not be
too bad. Tong Yee said that however they would return, the most
important was for her to have a part.
Newlywed Chan Ka Lok revealed that he just returned to work
two days ago. Because after completed his wedding with Shiga Lin
earlier, they went home and slept for two whole days. He said that
two wedding banquets in one days completely exceeded his exhaustion
expectation. Originally intended to go to Europe in June for his
honeymoon and watching soccer match, he said that the plan might
change because his wife would perform a concert in Malaysia. He might
tag along for their honeymoon. Switching from Europe to Malaysia,
would he be able to get past his wife with that? He joked that if
they kept talking they would instead go to Cheung Chau to watch the
bun mountain race, since they have not seen it yet anyway. Tong Yee
immediately said that if it was her she definitely would accept that.
She said that because both she and husband Maverick Mak Chau Sing have
been so busy that they still have not had their honeymoon two years
after their wedding. She stressed that earlier when she and her
husband went to Japan it was only a normal vacation, because they had
an understanding that they would spend their honeymoon in Europe.
However whether their son would go they were still considering that,
because the last time they were on their own in Japan but really
missed their son.
Stephy Tang breaks down in the film after experiencing the pain of marriage courtesy of on.cc
The Stephy Tang Lai Yun starred, Aubrey Lam Oi Wa
directed new film TWELVE DAYS (12 YUTS) told a couple's 10 year
relationship over 12 days. Because it had to be shot in an extremely
short production period, the experience from sweet romance to argument
and break up has left Stephy's heart very exhausted, "The story is
too real, many friends after watching have described it as a very
cruel love story. After marriage they would realize the world has no
fairy tale. After the shoot the feeling was very sad!" In the film
Stephy even broke down and cried out of control.
As the producer who has worked with Lam Oi Wa on countless
occasions, Peter Chan Ho Sun after watching the new film praised the
complexity that the film was made with. "The director is such a short
time was shot with such details, and also tells a story of a typical
couple in her heart. However it is a completely female perspective
on an opposite sex relationship, women after watching would be very
Anson Lo and Edan Lui have to stay awake for the shoot, while guest star Keung To has a much easier time
Albert Yeung leads the team in the production start ceremony
Albert Yeung grabs Anson Lo and wants him to stand in the middle
Keung To want to speak with his brand, the first season's themes are kindness and helping others
Louis Cheung and Michael Ning have been buddies for years and keep the laughter going on the set courtesy of on.cc
MIRROR members in the middle for the roast pig cutting
Keung To likes being called Keung Boss then Keung B, but still thinks he is too young for one and too old for the other courtesy of singtao.com
Keung To would perform a solo concert in the summer and would lose weight for it
Plenty of Keung candies show up for Keung To
Neither Anson Kong nor Ian Chan know whether they would be performing solo shows and would wait for the company's decision
Louis Cheung and Michael Ning supports the government's "Hong Kong cinema day" scheme courtesy of mingpao.com
The Emperor Motion Picture DOH YUET JEH (MOON THEIVES)'s
actors Anson Lo Hon Ting, Edan Lui Cheuk On, Keung To, Louis Cheung
Kai Chung, Michael Ning (Bak Ji) and others yesterday with boss Albert
Yeung Sau Sing attended a production start ceremony in Tai Po. During
the ceremony everyone cordially offered the center spot to each
other. Keung To ducked out of the away early on. Yeung Sau Sing
grabbed Anson Lo who was about to walk away. After cordially offering
the spot to each other, Anson Lo pleaded, "No, I beg you to stand in
the middle." He revealed that in the film he had less action scenes,
but they mostly worked over night. Over the first few days he got a
little dizzy, and he did not get to used it until the third day.
Speaking of injuring his leg from working on another film WE 12 (12
GWAI DOH), he revealed that it is much better but he would have to
watch how he would walk.
Edan said that keeping himself from laughing was even tougher
than working all night, because Cheung Kai Chung and Bai Ji kept
making fun before taking their marks. He could not hold back his
laughter. Special performer Keung To praised the character for its
potential. Speaking of several members of MIRROR's solo concerts
over the summer, Keung To and Anson Lo declined to show off their
muscles while Edan joked, "Let me show off my apple muscles!" Would
they wait for the "group show" to show off together? Keung To joked,
"Then the visual would be great!"
Also at the production start ceremony were Louis Cheung Kai
Chung and Michael Ning (Bak Ji). As buddies they constantly saw each
others, but working together again after 6 or 7 years they still felt
very happy. Edan said that while working with them holding back
laughter was the hardest. Ah Chung said, "Young people need to be
honed a little!" He also revealed that some hard work, he finally
regained the heart of his daughter from MIRROR. "She said that after
awhile Papa is the most handsome." However while shooting in Japan,
he also asked Anson Lo to send a birthday video to his daughter. He
joked, "Friends have asked me to help with birthday, wedding blessing
videos, I never would have guessed that it would happen to me! I asked
Anson Lo if he could shoot a video to wish my daughter happy birthday."
As for his son beginning to work out, Ah Chung explained, "Actually
I am the happiest that my son is willing to exercise and is
interested." Did his son want to get bigger to meet girls? Ah Chung
said, "Meeting girls is very normal, actually I want to look into it
too but he hides it too well."
Cheung Kai Chung and Bak Ji said that while on location in
Japan they often discussed the scrip with the MIRROR trio to get an
understanding of what they were thinking. Cheung Kai Chung said,
"Young people need training, I told them to give time and confidence
to themselves. I feel that they are very serious during the shoot."
Was Cheung Kai Chung disappointed that he did not win the Hong
Kong Film Awards Best Actor? He said, "Of course not, I feel I have
already won with the experience because a film award is not as simple
as a speed race like in running. It would also depend on the voters'
tastes." Ah Chung even said that he was very hard to imagine that he
was able to sit next to Sean Lau Ching Wan and Sammi Cheng Sau Man
that night, which he already felt very happy about. Some online
claimed that at this Hong Kong Film Awards almost all nominees that
came from the Academy of Performing Arts went home empty handed. Ah
Chung said, "I can only continue to work hard, keep honing myself.
Actually many elders and juniors wouldn't mind winning or losing, the
most important is for the audience to start to go to the movie." Ah
Chung also said that because of work, he would be unable to participate
in the HK$ 30 movie day Saturday. He felt that no one would think
Hong Kong had too many activities that would support the film industry,
the most important was to make high quality films. Only then would
they be able to answer to viewers who used real money to buy tickets.
Cheung Kai Chung said, "The film industry needs development and support
in many areas, I would always welcome good support." Some cinemas
would screen classic films. Ah Chung would like to see again the
horror films BLESS THIS HOUSE (MAN GWAI FUT TIU CHEUNG) and THE
OCCUPANT (LING HEI BIK YUN), while Bak Ji hoped to watch A BETTER
TOMORROW (YING HUNG BOON SIK).
Carl Ng reveals that his father Richard Ng loved to be at sea, so his family has decided to scatter his ashes at sea
Richard Ng's funeral will take place on May 8th at the Universal Funeral Parlor courtesy of mingpao.com
Famous film star Richard Ng Yiu Hon was rumored to have
passed away on April 10th at age 83. His wife Susan confirmed the
news and revealed that it was unfortunate, the family was in
sorrow and wished everyone would give them some privacy. Ng Yiu Hon's
son Ng Ka Lung yesterday revealed his father's funeral arrangement to
the media and said that the funeral would take place on May 8th at the
Universal Funeral Parlor in Hung Hom. The services would begin at
5 PM and a quiet prayer ceremony would take place the next morning at
11 AM. Ng Ka Lung said, "The family wishes everyone would respect Ng
Yiu Hon, and refrain from taking photos or videos in the hall and
disturb the family."
After the funeral Ng Yiu Hon's remains would be transported
to Kowloon Tong for a final farewell Christian ceremony then
cremated. The ashes would be scattered at sea. Ng Ka Lung said that
his father loved going to the sea in life. He also talked about Ng
Yiu Hon's condition before his passing, revealing that his father
was hospitalized in March. He was released, his health deteriorated
soon after and he needed to be hospitalized again. He spent everyday
with him. Father still chatted and laughed. At his passing, the
whole family was by his father's side. Right now they still miss him
very much and need time to settle their emotions.
Stephy Tang looks radiant after her European vacation.
Edward Ma attends the premiere with a cane and promote with Stephy Tang courtesy of on.cc
courtesy of singtao.com
courtesy of mingpao.com
Stephy Tang Lai Yun two nights ago attended with Edward
Ma Chi Wai their film TWELVE DAYS (12 YUT) premiere at the Kowloon Bay
E-Max. Stephy after MARRIAGE WITH A FOOL (DUK GA SI OI) wore a flight
attendant uniform again in the film. Did it bring back memories? She
said that she was forgetful. She could not even remember 7 years ago,
not to mention 17 years. Ma Chi Wai praised her for still being
pretty after 17 years. She joked, "Didn't I get prettier?" Ma Chi
Wai said, "Her earlier film TABLE FOR SIX (FAN HEI GUNG SUM) was a
box office hit, I believe it would be able to motivate the audience to
support this film. I myself don't have any box office pressure. I
feel that I made a good movie that was able to chronicle the face of
time. Naturally it would have supporters. TWELVE NIGHTS is still
being talked about after 23 years just so you know."
Stephy revealed that the film was made 3 years ago. Originally
it was to be released last year, but due to the pandemic it was
delayed. She went from being nervous to not from all the waiting.
Now that the release date has been confirmed, she very much looked
forward to the audience response. She also did not have too much box
office pressure. She hoped that viewers would enjoy the film normally.
Would she worry that the audience would compare TWELVE NIGHTS and
TWELVE DAYS? She said, "Instead I want the audience to compare,
because TWELVE NIGHTS was about love and TWELVE DAYS was about
marriage. I hope that they would compare love point of view and not
the production method."
Recently returning to Hong Kong from traveling in Europe, did
she run into any handsome guys on this trip? She joked, "Europe has
many handsome guys, but handsome is only for appreciation and not to
own." Joining a new company, she said that after the vacation she
would work on a new film. Ma Chi Wai was using a cane. He revealed
that he had an accident and injured his knee. He would have to take
half a year to recuperate in order to exercise and walk normally.
d. Ben Affleck
Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Marlon Wayans,
Chris Messina, Chris Tucker, Viola Davis
9 DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES
d. John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Rege-Jean Page, Justice Smith,
Sophia Lillis, Hugh Grant, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head
8 LOST LOVE
AKA : FOSTER LOVE
Can : Lau Shui Lok Fa
Lit : Flowing Water Fallen Flower
d. Ka Sing Fung
Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Alan Luk Chun Kwong, Hedwig Tam Sin Yin
Sean Wong Tsz Lok, Lee Yun Wai, Phoebe Ng Chi Kiu,
Matt Jiu Kai Lam, Chui Ka Him, Maya Tsang Yui Tung,
Wong Tsz Hin, Gordon Lau Chiu Kin
Rating : IIA
Length : 95 mins.
Opening November 13 2022 at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
Opening November 28 2022 (Preview)
Opening March 2 2023
Site : https://www.hkaff.asia/en/film/2022/detail/130
[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
Parenting means raising and nurturing children, but oftentimes children enrich and enlighten the lives of parents instead.
Chan Tin Mei and Ho Bun’s son passed away abruptly at three years old due to a congenital heart disease. Still in pain over the loss, Mei resists having another child.
One day, Mei finds out that they can become a foster family. Her desolate heart finds sustenance from possibly regaining the feeling of being a mother. But when she discovers the emotional scars on the children caused by their harsh realities, she starts to adjust her expectations.
Bun's extramarital affair leads to a big fight between the couple, but it also reveals the feelings concealed in Bun's heart. Mei realizes her selfishness; she has neglected Bun's feelings and the true needs of her wards. In the end, the foster children inspire her and help the couple to redeem their relationship. Although Mei is praised for her dedication to her foster children, she knows she has been saved by the children instead.
When the couple finally settles into a simple and happy life with their foster child, Mei suffers a heart attack. In the final stage of her life, Mei's seven foster children reappear. She seems to see her son grow in these foster children.
[ HONG KONG ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL ]
For his project under the lauded First Feature Film Initiative programme, director Ka Sing- fung tells the heartrending journey of a woman whose life is forever changed by the children she takes in as a temporary foster carer. In a career-best performance, Sammi Cheng stars as Mei, a woman trying to get over the death of her young son through the children she welcomes into her home. Each ward offers Mei a different challenge and a newfound appreciation for the difficulties of motherhood, but when her dedication to the job causes her marriage to turn sour, Mei is forced to make a choice.
d. Chris McKay
Nicholas Hoult, Nicolas Cage, Awkwafina
[ 2022 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ]
Devastated by the loss of her skilled neon sign-making husband, a wife decides to carry on his unfinished dream of making neon signs. Simon Yam and Sylvia Chang star in this remarkable HK film.
[ HONG KONG ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL ]
Radiant neon signs once served as icons of Hong Kong's prosperity and vitality. However, such signs have gradually disappeared over the years, along with the craftsmen who spent decades mastering the craft of blowing neon lights. Director Anastasia Tsang revives this long-time tradition in her poignant directorial debut, telling the touching story of a widow who discovers secrets her late husband Bill buried within his neon lights workshop. While reminiscing about Bill, she sets out to fulfill his final wish of recreating a famous demolished neon sign with the help of Bill's young protege.
5 JOHN WICK CHAPTER 4
d. Chad Stahelski
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Clancy Brown,
Ian McShane, Bill Skarsgard, Donnie Yen, Hiroyuki Sanada,
Shamier Anderson, Rina Sawayama,
4 THE POPE'S EXORCIST
d. Julius Avery
Russell Crowe, Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe, Franco Nero,
3 MAD FATE
AKA : FATAL FATE
Can : Ming Ong
d. Soi Cheang Pou Soi
Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Lokman Yeung,
Berg Ng Yin Yip, Peter Chan Cham Man, Ng Wing Sze,
Bonnie Wong Man Wai, Ko Tin Lung
Rating : IIB
Length : 109 mins.
Opening February 19 2023 at the Berlin Film Festival
Opening March 30 2023 at the Hong Kong International Film Festival
Opening April 20 2023
Opening April 27 2023 at the Udine Far East Film Festival
Site : https://www.berlinale.de/en/2023/programme/202307420.html
Site : https://www.hkiff.org.hk/film/getdetail?fid=2358
[ HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ]
When a fortune teller predicts that a psychopath is destined to commit murder, he uses the powers of feng shui and metaphysics to change the course of events. A thematic continuation of his classic films about the neverending struggle between fate and free will, Soi Cheang delivers a gripping thriller with intensity and panache, powered by producer Johnnie To and screenwriter Yau Nai-hoi. Gordon Lam and Lokman Yeung are extraordinary as two men standing at the edge of sanity, as they fight an invisible enemy. Berlinale Special.
[ BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ]
The sky above Hong Kong is not just heavy with clouds and rain, it also contains astral signs and dark omens in this esoteric neo-noir. In a radical and counter-intuitive move, rather than having the characters' trajectories converge towards the end, the plot instead knits their fates together from the start. Crossing paths at the scene of a heinous crime in a brothel are the serial killer perpetrator and the upstanding detective chasing him, but also a delivery boy obsessed with blood and knives and an occultist feng shui master who had predicted the victim's gory fate without being able to prevent it. The last two quickly form an unlikely pair, and this transforms the film into a surreal, hyperkinetic, expressionist buddy thriller. The horoscopes confirm that the boy will soon succumb to his bloodthirsty temptations, but to redeem past failures and save him from his fate, the fortune teller is willing to do anything. As the investigations gather pace, the pair sinks into delirium in a whirlwind of superstitions, rituals and distortions, against a backdrop of an alchemical metropolis.
2 OVER MY DEAD BODY
Can : Sei Si Sei Si Sei Sup Sei
Lit : Corpse Died At Forty Four
d. Ho Cheuk Tin
Teresa Mo Shun Kwan, Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Wong Yau Nam,
Jennifer Yu Heung Ying, Edan Lui Cheuk On, Alan Yeung Wai Lun,
Lau Kong, Bonnie Wong Man Wai, Wu Lai Ying, Jer Lau Ying Ting,
Hanna Chan, Jiro Leung Sheung Ching, Kenneth Cheung Moon Ting,
Josie Ho Chiu Yi,
Rating : IIB
Length : 119 mins.
Opening March 10 2023 at the Osaka Asian Film Festival
Opening April 4 2023
Teaser : https://youtu.be/57EFTCutFek
Site : https://www.oaff.jp/2023/en/program/op.html
[ OSAKA ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2023 ]
Welcome to Seaside Heights, a fancy residential building where a group of residents experience a night of chaos and comedy after the nude body of a man appears and threatens to cause scandal and plunging property values!
It all begins when Ming, together with his wife, mother-in-law, and brother-in-law, finds an anonymous naked body lying at their doorstep. Fearing that the presence of a corpse will turn their unit into a "murder home" and its property value will nosedive and impoverish them, their bickering family unite to pass the buck to their neighbours by moving the corpse to other units on the same floor. Their fiendish plot ropes in a motley bunch of people, including retired elderly couple, Mr. and Mrs. CHAN; a single lady and her maid; the CHEUNG's, an irascible father and his cantankerous son; and an overzealous security guard. Last but not least, is a mysterious chain smoking woman named Sue who might hold the key to helping get the body out of the building...
A dark comedy of manners and Hong Kong home-ownership woes ensues in "Over My Dead Body" as each of these vividly portrayed characters turns on each other in an effort to avoid taking responsibility for both the body and their own personal problems.
1 THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE
d. Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic
English Voices: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day,
Jack Black, Seth Rogen
The "servers" keep on trying and Stephy Tang cannot stop laughing courtesy of on.cc
Stephy Tang Lai Yun and Edward Ma Chi Wai starred in
the film TWELVE DAYS (12 YUT) with Ben Yuen Fu Wa, Johnny Hui Pok Man
(Keung Nei), Wong Man Fun, Hui Yin, So Ho, Peter Chan Charm Man, Chloe
So Ho Yi, Ashina Kwok Yik Sum, Lee Ying, Fan Kei Chi and other
actors, and special performance by directors Lau Wai Heng and Mak Ho
In one scene Stephy and Ma Chi Wai was being romantic at a
restaurant, but Hui Yin and So Ho kept interrupting them. Their
serious expressions were full of comedic senses. Each time they
appeared this couple could not hold back their laughter. Stephy
was even "steaming crabs" once, as soon as the director yelled cut
she was rolling over from laughing. She said, "As soon as the switch
is on it's big trouble, I couldn't stop laughing!"
Lokman Yeung has to snap rubber bands in the film, which leaves both of his arms all bruised courtesy of on.cc
Soi Cheang praises Lokman Yeung for not asking for protective measures before the rubber band scene courtesy of mingpao.com
Lokman Yeung's acting in the new film MAD FATE (MING
ONG) caught attention. The film company released a production
special. Director Soi Cheang Pou Soi explained the reason he chose
Lokman, and praised that his performance in numerous auditioning
was rather uniform. "He made me believe that he understood this
character." Producer and screenwriter Yau Nai Hoi said that one of the
auditions was the stepping in blood scene. Lokman's eyes gave a
Playing the son of a cafe owner in the film, Lokman was cruel
and violent and had the impulse to kill. He needed to rely on snapping
rubber bands to control his desire to kill; Cheang Pou Soi revealed
that Lokman did not receive any special protection for the rubber band
snapping scene. He did not ask for any protective measure either. In
another scene Gordon Lam Ka Tung force fed him charm water, which was
also shot directly. Lokman spoke about the rubber band snapping
scene, "That type of pain is straight to the heart, at the same time
the more it hurt the more I was able to get into the character. When
I got home I realized that my hands were all bruised from the rubber