2020-11-14

Cheer for you and me in the epidemic, Hong Kong-style comedy debuts at the 9th Hong Kong Theme Film Festival

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The Paper News reporter Wu Yi

“Our biggest challenge and the direction of our efforts now is to continue to gather the strength of Hong Kong people in the Mainland on the one hand, and to reintroduce Hong Kong to the Mainland audience on the other hand. On November 13, Cai Liang, director of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in Shanghai Economic and Trade Office (referred to as the”Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in Shanghai Office”), said in an interview with The Paper (www.thepaper.cn).

For mainland audiences, comedy movies are undoubtedly an enduring business card for Hong Kong.”Playing Back to School”,”God of Cookery”,”Heirs of the Dragon”,”The King of Comedy”,”Best Partner”,”Happy Anniversary in Flower Field”… these well-known Hong Kong-style comedy films were unveiled at the 9th Hong Kong Theme Film Festival·Shanghai Station Up.

On the same day, the 9th Hong Kong Themed Film Festival·Shanghai Station, hosted by Beijing Broadway Film Center, supported by the Shanghai Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and co-organized by the Shanghai Film Distribution and Exhibition Industry Association and Paragon Studios, Shanghai Paragon Studios officially kicked off the opening ceremony.

An epidemic situation has made 2020 more difficult than previous years. The theme of this year’s Hong Kong Film Festival is”Ghost Horse Rhapsody·Smiles in Hong Kong”. It gathers many classic comedy films from many famous Hong Kong comedians, carefully planned five units, and uses long-lasting and long-lasting Hong Kong-style laughter. , Cheer for the future of life.

Written and directed by Chen Jiashang, the movie”Fight Back to School” starring Stephen Chow and Huang Yishan will be the Hong Kong theme film exhibition ·The opening video of Shanghai Station was unveiled. At the opening ceremony, Cai Liang, director of the Shanghai Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, delivered a speech, famous Hong Kong filmmaker Chen Jiashang, and Zhou Xingchi many film partners Huang Yishan , Tian Qiwen, and Wu Mengda sent VCR congratulations.

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The Opening Ceremony of the Ninth Hong Kong Theme Film Festival·Shanghai Station. Photo courtesy of Paragon Studios

According to the Shanghai Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, in addition to the opening film”Play Back to School”, the film list of this year’s film also includes three other nonsensical peak comedies by Stephen Chow:”The God of Food””The Descendants of the Dragon” and”The King of Comedy”; the three representative works of the Xu brothers”Ghost and Horse Twin Stars” and”Modern Bodyguard”; there are also”Best Partner” and”Happy Events in Flower Field” composed of Golden Harvest and New Arts City“Twin Peaks” film unit; and Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung’s Kung Fu comedy”Plan A”, guaranteeing everyone’s laugh From ear to ear”.

From the opening day to November 22, the participating films will be screened at Shanghai Paragon Cinemas Changning Raffles Store, MixC Store and Lujiazui Center Store. In addition, after the Beijing and Shanghai stations, the national tour will also continue to Broadway cinemas in Hangzhou, Jinan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Dalian, Tianjin and other cities.

Cai Liang introduced that the Hong Kong-themed film exhibition has been held in many mainland cities every year since 2012. The purpose is to present Hong Kong’s classic films in front of mainland audiences, so as to promote cultural exchanges between the mainland and Hong Kong. The joint development of the film industry in the two places.

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Cai Liang, director of the Economic and Trade Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in Shanghai. Photo courtesy of Paragon Studios

“We hope to introduce Hong Kong films to mainland industry professionals and the public through the Hong Kong theme film exhibition, so as to attract more mainland film workers to make good use of Hong Kong’s creative talents, experience and expertise Technology, connections and knowledge, while promoting Hong Kong film brands to mainland audiences.” Cai Liang said. In addition to the Hong Kong theme film exhibition, Shanghai and Hong Kong have increasingly close cultural exchanges. For example, the Shanghai Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is planning to hold micro-model exhibitions in Shanghai and Hangzhou from the end of November to December, exhibiting about 40 miniature models with Hong Kong characteristics, including four new works that have never been exhibited. These miniature works of art are exquisite in craftsmanship and fully demonstrate the vitality and characteristics of Hong Kong, traditional customs, unique culture, urban appearance and life.

With the rapid control of the epidemic in the Mainland, the Shanghai Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has launched a series of activities in East China to enhance the Mainland people’s understanding of Hong Kong in various aspects and encourage them to come to Hong Kong after normal customs clearance Tourism, business, etc.

In addition, youth work and the promotion of economic and trade cooperation between the two places are also the next key tasks of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in Shanghai Office. Affected by this year’s epidemic, the youth job hunting workshops and business seminars organized by the Shanghai Office were launched online for the first time, and the response was quite positive.

Cai Liang stated that the Shanghai Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will actively consider the use of online and offline methods to promote various plans in the future. For example, an online business seminar will be held again in mid-December to help East China Of Hong Kong businessmen understand the development status and opportunities of industrial policies in the free trade zone, as well as the development of 5G; they will also organize promotional activities in many provinces and cities to introduce Hong Kong’s investment environment to local companies and provide the latest information on Hong Kong’s society and economy , Improve their knowledge and confidence in investing in Hong Kong.

“We hope to present to the Mainland the latest situation and development advantages of Hong Kong, as well as the hospitality attitude of Hong Kong people, so that everyone can get to know Hong Kong again.” Cai Liang told The Paper.

Editor in charge:Jiang Chenrui