NEWS: ‘Still Human,’ Banned Actor Anthony Wong Win Udine Festival Prizes
Hong Kong drama Still Human picked up top prizes at the 21st Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy at midnight on Sunday. It was a favourite of both the critics and the audience.
However, the film’s lead actor Anthony Wong, who was also the recipient of the festival’s Golden Mulberry award for outstanding achievement and winner of the Hong Kong Film Awards best actor in April for his role as a disabled man, said the success of Still Human has yet to bring him more film work. That’s because he showed support for democracy forces during the Umbrella Movement protests in 2014 and appears to be on some kind of banned list.
Directed by first-time director Oliver Chan, Still Human tells a heart-warming story of how a Filipina domestic helper (played by Crisel Consunji) and her disabled employer (Wong) overcome their conflicts and misunderstandings.
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