Special focus on Hong Kong’s “wu xia” films at 10th New York Asian Film Festival
Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) has presented a special focus, “Wu Xia: Hong Kong’s Flying Swordsmen”, at this year’s festival.
Co-presented with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETO), the special focus highlighted various notable “wu xia” genre films from Hong Kong for the New York audience.
The NYAFF also paid tribute to legendary Hong Kong film director Tsui Hark, who is notable for bringing the “wu xia” film genre into the 21st century, honouring him with the Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award. The special focus included Mr Tsui’s recent award-winning “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame” as well as Mr Tsui’s masterpieces “The Blade,” “Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain” and “Dragon Inn”.
To celebrate this special occasion, the HKETO hosted a reception at the Walter Reade Theatre this evening (July 11, New York time) in honour of Mr Tsui, who met the 150 guests attending the event.
Speaking at the reception, the Director of HKETO, Miss Anita Chan, said Mr Tsui and other Hong Kong filmmakers and professionals have achieved international recognition and acclaim through the years.