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The Andy Lau Tak Wa produced and starred film FIND YOUR VOICE (YIT HUET HUP CHEUNG TUEN) yesterday held a Hong Kong International Film and Television Market press conference. Wa Jai led the choir members Ng Wing Sze, Ashley Lam Kae Ning, Wong Chi Hin, Keefe Ng Cheuk Hung, Yiu Hok Chi, Wong Ka Wai and actors Michael Kwan Lai Kit, Rachel Lee Lai Chun, Hugo Goh (Ng Doi Yung), Tse Kwan Ho, Vincent Wan Yeung Ming, Lowell Lo Koon Ting, Mark Lui Chung Tak and director Adrian Kwan Shun Fai in attendance. New actor Wong Chi Hin in the film had to chase Wa Jai. Wa Jai saw that he could not hit him no matter what and encouraged him to just punch him. Wa Jai stated that because he was not young anymore he could not run so many times.

A video of Wa Jai's surprise set visit was shown. In the film Wa Jai performed UNDER THE LION ROCK. In addition, some choir members saw Wa Jai and were so happy that they cried.

Wa Jai said that two years ago after the flm was finished he fell off a horse. Because at the time the post production has not yet started and he did not want to be a producer in name only, he started post production after his hospital release in March last year and the film was postponed from last year to this year. In ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Steven Ma Chun Wai appeared at the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market as a director and a producer and felt very special and different. He attended for his first film TILL WE MEET AGAIN (SUN CHIN YEUK SEI HAU) as a director, screenwriter, actor and other identities. Ma Jai joked that he was already used to being a performing artist with multiple identities and enjoyed it. He was very happy to distribute his work around the world and introduced to it at the event.

Ma Jai then went to the Shaw's stall and met with Ms. Lok to show his support. He also saw many friends as everyone was giving their all to support Filmart. He also met many exhibitors and buyers. Ma Jai said that some of them have already seen TILL WE MEET AGAIN and hoped that they would be able to distribute it nationally and overseas. He was very grateful for their enthusiastic response and would give his all to the production, which was slated for a November release in Hong Kong. Ma Jai said that currently he is working on several film scripts that are almost finished.

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Active in the 80s and the 90s, foreign action actor Eddie Maher earlier passed away from heart disease. He participated in films like YES, MADAM (WONG GA SI JEH), MAD MAD GHOST (GWAI DAI GWAI JI WONG GUM DOH SI) and MR. MUMBLE (MAN BO), and was the personal fitness trainer for Jackie Chan, Simon Yam Tat Wa and Donnie Yen Chi Tan. Eddie was active in the combat sports and won many international championships.

After the news of Eddie's passing spread, many friends remembered him on social media. Fellow foreign action actor Mark Houghton said that Eddie was like family to him and wish for him to rest in peace; Yam Tat Wa said that Eddie was very passionate about film and sports, but in recent years they had very little contact. His passing was very regrettable.

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Hong Kong Film Composers' Guild was founded yesterday, the event invited Hong Kong Film Development Council's chair Ma Fung Kwok, Hong Kong Federation of Film Workers permanent honorary president Ng See Yuen as guests. The guild's first president Wai Kai Leung, vice president Peter Kam Pui Tat and other Hong Kong film composer association representatives conducted the launch ceremony. Other guests included Derek Yee Tung Sing, Philip Keung Ho Man and Sam Lee Chan Sam.

Hak Jai recently performed the theme song for his film REMEMBER WHAT I FORGOT (DIN YING CHI HON). He said that everyday he would record for five or six hours at the recording studio for three days. "I like to sing, but it really is different from singing at concerts. I just realized that I had a lot of relaxed pronunciation, the pitch had to be fixed. Because the entire film has been made for such a long time, so some of the feelings weren't there. The company one day arranged for me to see the movie for my feelings to return, then I returned to the recording studio to record." Would he dare to sing? He said that he would. He also pointed out that earlier he sang a duet, but this time was a solo so he was a little nervous. How did his wife feel about his singing? He said, "My wife says that she really likes it. Earlier I recorded another version for her. After listening she said that I sang very stiff. This time was the soft version."

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Louis Koo Tin Lok's "One Cool Film" yesterday held its film showcase at the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market and announced many films that would start production this year. They included WARRIORS OF FUTURE (MING YUT JIN GEI), BACK TO THE PAST (CHUM CHUN GEI), WITNESS OUT OF THE BLUE (FAN JUI YIK CHEUNG), ON YOUR MOM, GET SET, GO! (MA MA DIK SUN KEI SIU JI), REMEMBER WHAT I FORGOT (DIN YING CHI HON), STORM CLOUD (FUNG WON), WHERE IT ALL BEGINS (GAI DAN JAI), A LIFE OF PAPERS (JI PEI POR POR), SECRET DIARY OF A MOM-TO-BE (BABY FOOK SAU GEI), TRIER OF FACT (SAU KYUT JEH), STAR DUST (SING CHUN), THE WAY WE KEEP DANCING (KONG MO PAI 3) and LINE WALKER 3 (SI TOH HUNG JEH 3).

Yesterday actors, producers and directors including Koo Tin Lok, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Carina Lau Ka Ling, Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Jessica Hester Hsuan (Suen Huen), Raymond Lam Fung, Sonija Kwok Sin Nei, Joyce Tung Lai Ming, Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau), Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Philip Keung Ho Man, Louis Cheung Kai Chung, Fiona Sit Hoi Kei, Andy Tien (On Chi Kit) and Dada Chan Jing attended the press conference. At the event Goo Jai ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Gillian Chung Yun Tung, Karena Ng Chin Yu, Janice Yan, Raymond Wong Pak Ming and son Edmond Wong Chi Wun's family of four, Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau) two nights ago attended the Mandarin Film Spring Banquet. Chin Yu saw Wong Chi Wun's younger son, could not help but pick him up to play with him. Janice Yan broke the zipper on her dress and had to return backstage to fix it.

Chin Yu and Ah Gil last year worked on a movie about a women's prison. Chin yu said, "We shot at the hottest time in the summer. The temperature reached 40 degrees (Celsius). The prison was constructed in a studio without any window. I was at melting point for a long period of time. The film had many woman fight scenes, everyone was pulling hair. I remembered a brawl, in which I had to throw dishes and slap people. (Did you have to use foul language?) Because of the film rating I didn't need to, if I have to I wouldn't mind. I wouldn't have any baggage. Normally when I want a release I would use single word English curses."

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Emperor Motion Pictures yesterday held its 2019 film showcase at the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market at the Hong Kong Convention center. 9 upcoming releases and productions were introduced. Last year the Dante Lam Chiu Yin directed OPERATION RED SEA was a critical and commercial hit, made 4.524 billion at the box office and won the 2018 Highest Grossing Asian Film at the Asian Film Awards. Emperor boss Albert Yeung Sau Sing personally presented the award to Lam Chiu Yin. Director Lam thanked the boss bu also jokingly asked the boss to remember to give bonuses. Mr. Yeung revealed that his bonus could ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin yesterday went to two events at the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market. First she attended the Emperor Motion Pictures showcase, then she promoted her film THE LADY IMPROPER (FEI FUN SHOOK NUI)'s photography exhibit.

Ah Sa revealed that she would have five films and television series on the way. Today she first saw the teasers for 77 HEARTWARMINGS (GUM DUNG TA 77 CHI) and DETECTIVE VS. SLEUTHS (SUN TAM DAI JIN) and she looked forward to them very much. She said that after making DETECTIVE she felt like she just survived a disaster, everyone felt like they just experienced the end of the world and they were the only earthlings left. In one scene her head had to be covered in plastic wrap. She said, "It was very tough, but someone asked if that was me. I was very heartbroken." Ah Sa also experienced the brink of death. "Originally the wrap went around twice, with two holes poked for air. However the director said that they would show up during the close up shot and added another layer. I truly almost died."

Ah Sa then went to the photography exhibit. She said that her favorite photo was the one without eye makeup, which was more able to show her individuality. Normally when she was not at work she would not put on makeup, as she fought to rest her skin a rest. She and her boyfriends held hands when they attended Pal Sinn Lap Man's ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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mm2 2019 film rundown yesterday took place at the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market. The company's Hong Kong executive director Ha Yu attended with actors Cecilia So Lai Shan, Lam Yiu Sing, Endy Chow Kwok Yin and others. Ha Yu pointed out that this year 10 films and crime web drama will be produced. He will have a chance to perform and welcome his son Dixon Wong Yik Sun and his girlfriend Cheronna Ng Ka Hei to perform as well. He has not rushed them to wed yet. His son was already adult, if he wanted to wed he would. He would not interfere with their lives. Ha Yu asked about Susanna Kwan Kuk Ying's condition but she has not responded. He did not want to hear any bad news as he would like to keep working together in the future.

So Lai Shan said that her HELL BANK PRESENTS: RUNNING GHOST (MING TUNG NGAN HONG DUT YEUK: FAN SUN JUNG BA JIN) character was hyperactive unlike her, like her character has made her active as well.

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The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival held its opening ceremony last night at the Convention Center. Opening ceremony guests included the Commerce and Economic Development under secretary Dr. Bernard Chan Pak Li, Hong Kong International Film Festival Association president Dr. Wong Ying Wai, film festival ambassador Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, film festival youth ambassador Jennifer Yu Heung Yi, the opening film BODIES AT REST (CHUM MUK DIK JING YUN)'s director Renny Harlin, actors Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai), Carlos Chan Ka Lok, Roger Kwok Chun On, Ron Ng Cheuk Hei. Other guests included director Johnnie To Kei Fung and his wife, Mainland director Jia Zhangke and his wife.

President Wong Ying Wai said, "The Hong Kong International Film Festival is an annual event for film cultural exchange, so far 85 shows have been sold out. We have invited a group of domestic and internationally renowned filmmaker to the film festival to provide the valuable opportunity for sharing and exchanges among colleagues."

Lately busy with another action film in Spain, Cheung Ka Fai said that he was very happy to have a film that would open the film festival for the first time. Thus two nights ago he made time to return to Hong Kong and show his support. After the event he would fly back to continue the shoot. "I have been in Spain for ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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