Hong Kong’s Film Festival Opens
The 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) opens Sunday with screenings of two films, the romantic comedy “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” and “Quattro Hong Kong 2.”
Local filmmaking team Johnnie To (“Election,” “All About Ah-Long”) and Wai Ka-fai directed the comedy, a love-triangle story starring Hong Kong actors Louis Koo and Daniel Wu and mainland actress Gao Yuanyuan.
Mr. Wai, famous for writing and producing for television before beginning his working partnership with Mr. To in the mid-1990s, is being honored by the festival with a program, “Wai Ka-fai, Filmmaker in Focus,” featuring some of his other films.
“Quattro Hong Kong 2″ is actually four short films, commissioned by festival organizers and shot by four well-known and award-winning Asian directors: Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Brillante Mendoza from the Philippines, Malaysia’s Ho Yu-hang and Hong Kong’s Stanley Kwan.