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The film WHEN SUN MEETS MOON (MAU YUT MAU YUET) was selected as the closing film for England's East Winds Film Festival. Director Benny Lau Wai Heng was greatly pleased. "When I first made becoming a director my goal, I not only wanted to make subjects that I liked but also hoped to be able to exchange and share ideas with filmmakers of different places. This time WHEN SUN MEETS MOON received the attention and recognition from England's East Winds Film Festival, I feel deeply honored. It's a big shot of confidence before the film's release."

Lead actress Kathy Yuen (Tong Yi) in WHEN SUN MEETS MOON opened the eyes of many with her refreshing student look. Her emotional performance in the film already captured fans' hearts during its Beijing screenings. Kathy admitted, "For my first female lead role, everyday at work was very stressful. In order to completely enter the character, didn't have much expression on the set. The crew couldn't help but ask all day, 'Are you upset?'" In order to ease the tension, Benny tried everything to cheer Kathy up. However things never went the way he wanted. "I am the master of harmony, as I hope everyone would be happy. I remember when we shot the mother and daughter argument scene at the Wah Fu Estate, Kathy completely ignored everyone. I couldn't help but ask, 'Did we do something to upset you?'" Kathy said, "That day Maggie (Siu Mei Kei) ignored me. When the ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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SHED SKIN PAPA (TUEN PEI BA BA) will open on May 10th in Hong Kong.

Best Actor Louis Koo Tin Lok played the lead. Golden Horse Best Actor Francis Ng Chun Yun played his father. This character went from age 79 to 19. Crossing six eras relied not only on Ng Chun Yu's superb acting but also special effect make up. As everyone konws Ng Chun Yu is a very serious actor and would make a lot of preparation for the character. In order to play the elderly father, when the production began at 10AM Ng Chun Yu would arrive at 5AM for special effect make up -- including a skull cap and fake skins glued to his face. With the make up artists' masterful skills, wrinkles and sagging skin effects were added to bring this elderly papa to life.

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The Nick Cheung Ka Fai directed crime action film THE TROUGH (DAI NGAK CHO) will open soon. Ka Fai and one of the actresses Maggie Cheung Ho Yee yesterday arrived in Guangzhou and Dongguan to promote. Cheung Ka Fa and Cheung Ho Yee spoke to the media about the production. Two friends of many years were full of chemistry, making people look forward to their exciting acting in the film.

Ka Fai and Ho Yee had a very friendly exchange with the audience and the media in Cantonese. Hong Kong film and Hong Kong series viewers were no strangers to the team of Cheung Ka Fai and Cheung Ho Yee, as they starred in Hong Kong series like UPS AND DOWNS IN THE SEA OF LOVE and A SMILING GHOST STORY. In the former they even played happy rivals. The audience looked forward to Cheung Ho Yee's performance in THE TROUGH very much. Cheung Ka Fai recalled his original intention. "Cheung Ho Yee's character generally would be a role for an actor. Because I am relatively rebellious, I felt that an actress could play this character. I always feel that Cheung Ho Yee is a great actress, very mild mannered, very suitable for my upside down creative concept."

Cheung Ho Yee was asked how she would grade Cheung Ka Fai the director and Cheung Ka Fai the actor. She gave a very objective reply. "I have known Cheung Ka Fai as an actor. After all this time he has completely matured and jumped ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Teresa Mo Shun Kwan with the film TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY (WONG GUM FA) won the Best Actress Hong Kong Film Award. Two nights ago she, Best New Performer Ling Man Lung, boss Raymond Wong Pak Ming and Candy Yu On On attended the celebration. Best Actress Mo Mo admitted that she would occasionally raise her rates, but when she would run into good scripts the price would be flexible.

Mo Shun Kwan tightly embraced her on screen son Ling Man Lung as soon as she saw him. He also hug his godmother Yu On On tightly for a photo. Mo Mo revealed that the day after the awards she already flew to Japan for a four day vacation. Because after her victory she was relaxed and had no pressure at all, every night she got drunk. "Actually I am quite a drinker, but I don't do it often. I was happy and relaxed so I drank more!" Mo Mo said that On On happened to be in Japan and arranged for a surprise party. She said, "We had champagne, whenever my glass was empty someone would fill it. It was always full. One night I didn't know how I got into bed. Every night I was drunk, luckily I just kept laughing!" Mo Mo said that when she woke up every day it would already be 2PM. Then she went out shopping. Although she did not go crazy, she still got something.

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The golden team of Alan Mak Siu Fa and Felix Chong Man Keung teamed up again for the Emperor Motion Picture series INTEGRITY (LIM JING FUNG WON). The trilogy will be YIN MOK (SMOKE SCREEN), HAK MOK (DARK PLOT) and NOI MOK (INSIDE STORY). The opening shot YIN MOK starred Best Actors and Best Actress Sean Lau Ching Wan, Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Karena Lam Ka Yun. The cast also included Alex Fong Chung Shun, Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Kathy Yuen (Tong Y) and special guest star Anita Yuen Wing Yee. Emperor Group chief Albert Yeung Sau Sing even visited the set personally to cheer the team on. Very friendly with Mr. Yeung, Ka Fai immediately stood out and seek benefit for the team. Finally he successfully landed a five figure treat budget for the entire team.

Ching Wan and Ka Fai worked together again after THE WHITE STORM (SO DUK). On the first day of work they began to "fight" as soon as they got together. Ka Fai joked, "I am very honored, as soon as we took our marks we had to fight -- in a game of pool!" Actually during their breaks they would play at the pool hall. Chng Wanand Ka Fai had a conversation at a pool hall in INTEGRITY. Thus when they were not working on a ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Hacken Lee Hak Kun yesterday promoted his new song SINGLE DOG on the radio. The song would be his only Cantonese song this year because in the second half of the year he would focus on his Mandarin record.

Hacken also revealed that this year he originally would write and direct a film, but he fell behind schedule and had to postpone the production. He said that this film would be a more mature and a little humorous modern love story. He already had a synopsis but he also wanted to find people of different levels to form a team and write a script.

Would Hacken perform? He joked that he did not want to affect the box office. "I am not going to act, how well can I act? If I can act well I would have won Best Actor! (Who would you like to cast?) Nothing is set yet, and it won't be a very large investment. Although the boss (Albert Yeung Sau Sing) said infinite funding, my goal is not to lose money. My first time as a director may be my last time, I hope to have a second time!"

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0422-00282-016b1.jpg0422-00282-016b2.jpgToday is Johnnie To's birthday, Louis Koo celebrates with him in advance
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Louis Koo Tin Lok, Kara Wai Ying Hung, Johnnie To Kei Fung last night attended the Fresh Wave Awards 2018. Fresh out of the oven Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor Koo Tin Lok revealed that he will work with To Sir. To Sir joked that he worried that the Best Actor would raise his price, but praised Goo Jai for his great contribution to Hong Kong film and continuing support for young new directors.

Since winning the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor, Goo Jai admitted that he never had the chance to celebrate because he had to work after the award. Speaking of Fresh Wave's continuing discovery of new directors, Goo Jai also hoped that new directors would participate more as the film industry really needed new blood. Sister Siu Hung also disagreed that the film industry had a generation disconnect because in recent years she has worked with new directors more. Their quality was not bad either. As long as new directors are willing to put in more effort they definitely would be able to achieve certain performance.

Goo Jai said that for now no new director has approached him about performing. Did his salary scare people off? He said, "A good movie isn't about salary. In addition I know new directors have limited budgets. If they have good scripts I would accommodate them." ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The 20th Udine Far East Film Festival is taking place between April 20th and 28th. Two days ago at the opening ceremony the Golden Mulberry Lifetime Achievement Award went to the Chinese film industry great beauty Brigitte Lin (Lam Ching Ha). Lam Ching Han received the honor from the hands of veteran filmmaker and friend Shi Nansun. Her daughter Ying Oi Lam also made a surprise appearance and presented flowers to congratulate Lam Ching Ha.

Aside from the award, Udine Far East Film Festival also planned a Lam Ching Ha film retrospective and selected some of her classic films including the 1977 film that completed its restoration in Taiwan, CLOUD OF ROMANCE. The film will hold its European premiere there for European viewers to catch a glimpse of this film industry great beauty on the silver screen.

Lam Ching Ha received the award from the hands of Shi Nansun. Shi Nansun herself was the 17th Golden Mulberry Award recipient. This time she again went ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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This year's latest Hong Kong Film Award Best Supporting Actor Philip Keung Ho Man has been very appreciative of the industry and the audience's support. After his victory he has been working even harder. After taking only a day off to celebrate with his friends of Lung Mei, Tai Po, he immediately began work on his new film

The new film IN TURMOIL (GAU SHOOK) was Hak Jai's reunion with Ronald Cheng Chung Kei after CONCERTO OF THE BULLY (DAI LOK SI). At the Hong Kong Film Award, Ronald was the Best Supporting Actor guest presenter. The video of Ronald announcing Hak Jai's award still spread like mad online. They truly had quite a connection.

Hak Jai after reaching in Thailand immediately met with director Mark Wu Yiu Fai to discuss the character, emotions. He did not spare any effort on the preparation and was very professional. Hak Jai had scenes with the cute baby in the film. Before the shoot he kept holding the baby to cultivate a relationship and the baby nicely stared at Hak Jai. After work Hak Jai took advantage of his time and went to the night market for food. "Thai fish egg rice noodle is great! After that I returned to the hotel to rest right away. Work started the next morning." Hak Jai ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Director Derek Chiu Sung Kei, Fish Liew Chi Yu and Lo Chun Yip two days ago attended their film NO. 1 CHUNG YING STREET forum at the City University. Teaching at CU, Chiu Sung Kei said that the film had limited budget and could not use all actors. Luckily it received many students' assistance. Thus he deliberately arranged for a forum at CU to thank the students.

The film earlier at the Osaka Asian Film Festival received the "Most Excellent Film Grand Prize". Chiu Sung Kei revealed that later the film will compete at the Udine Far East Film Festival.

Was Chiu Sung Kei worried that due to the film's sensitive subject its release would be affected? He was not and said that the two advanced screenings had enthusiastic response. The tickets were all sold out in a day. He said, "Even the first row was sold out."

Liew Chi Yu and Siu Yeh were not worried that they would be labeled in their careers. Liew Chi Yu said that her friend Jennifer Yu Heung Yi also attended and paid for her own ticket. She joked that she was grabbing tickets like fans did with Dayo Wong Tze Wah's stand up comedy tickets.

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