courtesy of takungpao.com
The Derek Tsang Kwok Cheung, Jimmy Wan Chi Man written and directed, Pang Ho Cheung produced film LOVER'S DISCOURSE (LUEN YUN SHUI YU) yesterday announced its selection to compete for New Currents Award at the 15th Pusan Film Festival, which will take place between October 7 and 15. Also selected was the Chris Chow Chun directed, Eason Chan Yik Shun starred STRAWBERRY CLIFF (SHOOK MING). The team was very happy about the news and hoped that Hong Kong film would again be able to succeed overseas. The Zhang Yimou directed LOVE OF THE HAWTHORN TREE was selected as the opening film. He along with the two new actors Zhou Dongyu and Dou Xiao will attend the opening ceremony.
The selection was quite an encouragement to first time directors Tsang Kwok Cheung and Wan Chi man. Currently preparing for his second film overseas, Tsang Kwok Cheung said, "I am truly very happy about the selection of my first film. No matter who ends up with the award, I have
already won with the selection." LOVER'S will be the opening film for Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, which will take place October 22 to November 8. Tsang Kwok Cheung is already contacting the entire team to attend the opening ceremony, including Karena Lam Ka Yun who has been rumored to be retired from show business. Tsang Kwok Cheung said, "Lam Ka Yun and I have known each other for years, I have never heard her mention anything about retirement so I don't believe it. I also hope that the rumors aren't true."