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Stephen Chow Sing Chi's Lunar New Year film NEW KING OF COMEDY yesterday held its first Beijing press conference to promote the new film. The event even premiered NEW KING OF COMEDY's theme song music video GALE. Sing Yeh said that this time would be a remake of Danny Chan Pak Keung's classic hit, because this song once was an indelible song of inspiration in his show business career.

In the past Chow Sing Chi's film would always have "Sing Girls", this time would be a limited girl group "Gale Girls". They opened the film promotion. One of the stars Wang Baoqiang also made an appearance.

Performing the film theme song was a group of "Gale Girls" consisting of Candy Li Zixuan, Reyi Liu Renyu, Gao Yingxi, Judy Qi Yandi, Lu Xiaoyu and others. Sing Yeh revealed the reason that this limited girl group was formed. He explained, "I hope to be able to encourage a group of dream chasing minor figures. Even when facing the gale they can still bravely charge ahead." The completely "Post 90" "Gale Girls" were able to come in contact with ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The film THE LADY IMPROPER (FEI FUN SHOOK NUI) was seen as another self challenging breakthrough film for Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin after SARA (CHOR GEI). Not only the Hong Kong audience is looking forward to it, many foreign film festivals are deeply interested in the subject of a woman from growing to transforming, proper to improper exploration. The first confirmed film festival will be the 12th Holland Asian Film Festival in March. THE LADY IMPROPER was selected as the closing film. Lead actress Ah Sa expressed her excitement. "I am very happy, I hope all the viewers would like THE LADY IMPROPER!"

The film festival pointed out, "Holland Asian Film Festival has always promoted woman directors and films that reflected Asian women facing their own unique challenges, as well as provided an European market facing platform for new directors. The event's closing film choice also stresses this point, like the earlier THE GREAT BUDDHA+. THE LADY IMPROPER is the independent filmmakers Tsang Tsui Shan's five film, with the breakthrough performance that Choi Cheuk Yin brings. The film at the same time perfectly echoes this year's newly added Culinary Section, which helps with reminding visitors from everywhere Hong Kong's cafe culture, its unforgettable flavor and atmosphere."

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Director Ringo Lam Lan Tung passed away on the 29th last month at the age of 63. Two nights ago a wake was held at Po Fook Hill. Friends like Chow Yun Fat and Johnnie To Kei Fung paid their respect.

Yesterday morning To Kei Fung and his wife, Vincent Wan Yeung Ming and Soi Cheang Po Shui arrived to send their friend on his final journey. Around 9AM the funeral began. To Kei Fung's assistant came out and said, "I know that everyone has their assignments, please just take one photo. This is what Mrs. Lam wants. Thank you everyone!"

Later several employees brought out three partitions to separate the media. After the ceremony ended, Lam Lan Tung's family left in the hearse and tour bus. The hearse was covered in white cloth, probably to keep the family from media exposure.

Friends including To Kei Fung, Tsui Hark, John Shum Kin Fun and Sylvia Chang will hold a memorial on the 26th for friends to salute director Lam Lan Tung one last time.

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DaDa Chan Jing starred with Isabel Chan Yat Ning, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, June Lam Siu Ha, Tsui Tin Yau, Hanjin Tan (Chan Woon Yan), Lam Suet in the Lunar New Year film MISSBEHAVIOR (GUNG HEI BAK POR) will be released on January 31st. The film poster was officially released yesterday. DaDa curiously asked director Pang Ho Cheung about her character's name in the film. He answered, "All the ones with big busts are named Lin, like many in renovation are called Brother Fai, four eyes called Ah Ming, weaklings called Ah Keung, didn't you notice?" DaDa said,"No everyone with big busts are called Lin." The director said, "I feel in general it's not right for people with big busts to be without 'Lin', so your name is wrong." DaDa said, "So I should be called Chan Lin or Chan Jing Lin."

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Rarely making any Hong Kong film in recent years, Tian Niu earlier worked on the Lunar New Year film A LIFETIME TREASURE (YU JU YU BO). She stated that she was drawn to the story. Although she has not been in a Hong Kong film in years, she joked that after a second at work she was already caught up and even often changed channels to use Hong Kong slang. She felt very excited and very challenged, praising how much fun she had.

She stated that she missed Hong Kong very much. After working on TVB programs she left Hong Kong and went to work in the Mainland. She said, "Many people said that I was already retired, actually no! Everyday I would never stop, I wouldn't stop for more than three days. As soon as I would I would get sick. I feel like I am a racecar, the more horsepower you give the further I go. If stopped then it would be done for."

Tian Niu also thanked producer Sandy for thinking of her and inviting her to perform Actually before the production began, her role was not cast. Sandy happened to see a movie that she was in and realized that she was still active onscreen. Thus after discussing with director and screen writer Andrew Lam Man Chung she contacted her through online platform. She said, "She very sincerely sent me the story, but the first time that moved me wasn't Lam Man Chung or the salary. It was the principle of caring for the elderly ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Lunar New Year film INTEGRITY (LIM JING FUNG MO: YIM MOK) asked Hacken Lee Hak Kun to perform its theme song BURIED ALIVE. Lee Hak Kun stated that he felt the importance of the mission. "When I recorded before, as long as I was pleased the producer would accept it. This time is for a Lunar New Year film. I hope to be able to help with the promotion. The most important is for the director and the producer to accept the goods. Luckily during the recording they didn't come to supervise, otherwise the pressure would have been even greater!" Hacken knew Alan Mak Siu Fai's work as a director like the back of his hand. Hacken said, "I like the atmosphere and the tension Director Mak creates the most, everything comes very naturally so the audience can easily be in the midst of it; during the recording, I try to imagine the three leads in the film and explore their characters through music and sound."

Did Hacken's acting bug act up? Hacken said, "Making movies is more than just asking for them. Whether an actor runs into a character, or a singer into a song, each time is an opportunity, destiny. I look forward to working with Director Mak as an actor very much, I can even play a tree, pedestrian A or the numerous cops, CIDs that are always in his movies. Does he have any random role for me ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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For the week ending Sunday January 6 2019
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10 DEAREST ANITA...
  Can : Chiu Fa Jik Sup Fong Wa Juet Doi Sup Fong
    d. Clifton Ko Chi Sum, Pako Leung Pak Ho
    Myolie Wu Hung Yi, Alex Lam Tak Shun, Sonija Kwok Sin Nei,
      Yuki Fong Wai Ying, Paris Wong Wing Kit, Eric Tsang Chi Wai,
      Alvina Kong Yan Yin, Jun Kung Shek Leung,
      Joey Tang Kin Ming, Kenneth Tsang Kong, Richard Ng Yiu Hon,
      Susan Shaw Yam Yam, Alice Lau Nga Lai, Mimi Kung Chi Yan,
      Tin Kai Man, Timothy Cheng Tse Sing, Mary Han Man Lei,
      Yeung Ying Wai, Ruth Tsang Kit, Purple Lee Chi Yan, Yu Mo Lin
  Rating : I
  Length : 85 mins.
  Opening December 15 2019 (Preview)
  Opening January 31 2019
  Trailer : https://youtu.be/vQnucWemSuw

[ BROADWAY CIRCUIT ]
    2013, after the auction of items from Anitaâs estate, seemingly insignificant items are transported to a garbage dump. A number of fans try to salvage what they can in the dead of night. Undeterred by the conditions or the imminent threat of arrest, they work meticulously to save each of these treasures.

    Handwritten cards, letters and small hand-crafted gifts from fans, some even forgotten by the people who originally made them, every single one of these seemingly insignificant items kept and lovingly treasured by Anita over the years. Not wanting Anitaâs treasures to be condemned to landfills, these fans save and endeavour to return each of these to their original owner.

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The Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild earlier held the "Master Class in Film Directing 2018 commencement ceremony" and screened 10 graduation micro movies. Patrick Tam Yiu Man supported Hong Kong film new blood and performed in one of the graduating students' graduation film TIN CHUN MO CHEH. In it Ah Tam played a single father of a daughter, played by Wong Sze Nga. They were not the usual father and daughter. Ah Tam's excellent performance won high praises and applause from all the colleagues on hand and the film finally won the "2018 Most Popular Short Film".

Ah Tam was very grateful for everyone's good review of the film. He said that unfortunately he had to work and was unable to attend the graduation ceremony. He was very happy for the team and commended all the films in competition as very high quality. Each student and each performance put in great effort. He was busy with his new film. In order to support the new generation in the film industry, he sacrificed his rest time. Ah Tam said, "The real goal is to promote new forces in film, seeing the students' dreams and effort Hong Kong film is full of hope."

Ah Tam also praised his co-star Wong Sze Nga. "She and I worked together very pleasantly. Now before we got our marks, aside from learning our lines she was doing her homework. She really is a smart girl! Although Wong Sze Nga is ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The Hong Kong Film Award winning director Ringo Lam Lan Tung suddenly passed away at his home at the end of last month at the age of 63. The news shocked the film industry. His family yesterday held services at Po Fook Hill. The funeral will ake place today at 11PM. The family followed Director Lam's wishes with a low key, private, closed door funeral.

At the hall was a photo of Lam Lan Tung in a suit, next to the white and pink roses and above was a banner that said "Forever Missed". Despite the family stating that no visit or floral arrangement would be necessary, many of Director Lam's friends like Wong Kar Wai, Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Wayne Lai Yiu Cheung and his wife, Julian Cheung Chi Lam and his wife all sent floral arrangements.

Director Johnnie To Kei Fung who took part in the funeral planning arrived around 4PM to help. When he arrived he looked solemn and entered the hall quickly.

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Wednesday January 9, 2019 Hong Kong

Credits: to hyn5 @ http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com

 

 

Singer Leo Ku's MV for the new song 《亂世情侶》 released on the 8th. This time, former partner Nancy Wu was found to be the MV's female lead. The last time that the two collaborated was already 14 years ago. At the time, Nancy acted as the female lead for the MV of Leo's 《愛與誠》. Speaking of the past, they both highly praised each other for not changing at all. Leo said to Nancy, "A really special feeling. We were chatting before, and we both said that so many years have passed in the blink of an eye. Thus, to be able invite you to film my MV again, I am extremely happy. Her series filming schedule is really busy...has not been the female lead in an MV for someone in a long time. Thus, here, I have to specially thank her. A lot of people's so-called 'flashbacks'...I think that us shooting an MV again is it".

The MV talks about a couple that is saving money for wedding plans. Each is respectively busy with work, causing troubles in their love life. The woman goes to the office and is frequently OT-ing; the man is a warehouse clerk who works the overnight shift. It seems as though they are planning for the future together but have actually forgotten the person beside them. In the end, Leo realizes this and runs to Nancy's company to find her...a touching ending. Leo said, "Planned for the future but forgot the present. Forgot the original meaning of the two coming together; thus, this song plus this story is a story that is greatly emotionally stirring in love". Nancy also said, "There is this situation not only in the office. Actually, also like this in the ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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