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Soi Cheung will be honored by the Hong Kong Festival

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‘Motorway’ director in the driving seat

Chiang Pao Soi (better known as Soi Cheung) whose latest film “Mad Luck” It will premiere this month Berlin Film FestivalMore will be honored next month when Hong Kong International Film Festival Makes him a filmmaker in focus.

He was born in Macau, but earned his place in the big Hong Kong film industry under Ringo Lam, Andrew Lau, Joe Ma, Wilson Yip and Ringo Lam. Johnny Two. He achieved a breakthrough with the 1999 digital video “Our Last Day”.

Director of the HKIFF Society “Cheung is an important figure among Hong Kong’s post-1997 generation of filmmakers and is notable for his eerie but unequivocally personal visual style.” Albert Lee said in a statement. “He rarely strays from mainstream storytelling, but innovatively explores new frontiers of filmmaking in genres ranging from horror and thrillers to action films. The stark dystopia he creates, in which one confronts moral weakness and human perseverance, [he] Never fails to detect a ray of hope.”

The event will screen ten of his films, release a commemorative book and hold a seminar session with the director. The line-up includes (in order of release): “Last Day of Us,” “Diamond Hill,” “Horror Hotline… Big Head Monster,” “New Blood,” “Love Battlefield,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Dog Bite” Dogs ,” “Shamo,” “Accident,” “Motorway,” “SPL 2: A Time for Consequences,” and 2021’s “Limbo.”

Hybrid HKIFF47 will feature screenings and audience-engagement events, both theatrically in person and online. It will run from March 30 – April 10, 2022.

Heading to Lee Wseoul in Busan

Lee Yong-kwanCo-founder and current President Busan International Film FestivalA has been named as the foreman of the jury Vessel International Festival of Asian Cinema. The festival will run from February 28 – March 7, 2023. She is Emily J. Ho, director at the Singapore IFF, is joined in main competition by Kazakh film director Yerlan Nurmukhambetov (“The Horse Thieves”). and distinguished Filipino director Mikhail Red. separately, diversity Correspondent Naman Ramachandran Positif and Sophie Guo (from Radio France Internationale. The NETPAC jury is headed by Bina Paul and also includes Diana Ashimova and Andreas Ungerböck.

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