Donnie Yen Starrer ‘Raging Fire’ Wins Big At Hong Kong Film Awards – Deadline

Raging Fire, starring and produced by Donnie Yen, was awarded finest movie and finest director for late motion maestro Benny Chan on the Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA) on Sunday evening. The ceremony happened at Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, the primary time it had been held as a fully-fledged, in-person occasion since 2019.

Produced by Emperor Motion Pictures, Raging Fire was a uncommon pandemic-era hit in Hong Kong and China final year, and lauded as a welcome throwback to old style Hong Kong-style motion films. The movie took 4 awards in complete, additionally together with finest enhancing (Curran Pang) and finest motion choreography (Donnie Yen, Ku Huen Chiu, Tanigaki Kenji, Li Chung Chi).

Benny Chan, one among Hong Kong’s most acclaimed motion administrators, was identified with most cancers whereas making the movie, resulting in Yen taking on throughout post-production. In a shifting second throughout the HKFA ceremony, Hong Kong star Andy Lau learn out an acceptance speech from Chan’s widow.

While Raging Fire took two of the highest awards, Anita, Edko Films’ biopic of Canto-pop diva Anita Mui, was the largest winner total, taking 5 awards together with finest new performer for model-turned-actress Louise Wong, who performed Mui, and finest supporting actress for Fish Liew, who performed her sister.

The movie, which recreated Hong Kong from the Nineteen Eighties to Mui’s loss of life in 2003, additionally gained three technical awards, together with finest visible results (Yee Kwok Leung, Garrett Okay Lam, Raymond Leung Wai Man, Hung Man Shi Candy), finest costume & make-up design (Dora Ng, Karen Yip) and finest sound design (Tu Duu-Chih, Wu Shu-Yao).

Best actress went to Cya Liu for her position in Soi Cheang’s Limbo, which scooped 4 awards in complete, additionally together with finest screenplay (Au Kin Yee, Shum Kwan Sin), finest cinematography (Cheng Siu Keung) and finest artwork course (Kenneth Mak, Renee Wong). The dark motion drama, produced by Sun Entertainment Culture, premiered at Berlin movie competition in 2021.

Best actor went Patrick Tse for his position as a retired murderer in Tsz Pun Ko’s Time. Best supporting actor went to 17-year-old Fung Ho Yeung for Zero To Hero, which was Hong Kong’s entry for finest worldwide characteristic on the Academy Awards this year.

Kin Long Chan took finest new director for neo-noir crime drama Hand Rolled Cigarette, which was backed by the Hong Kong authorities’s First Feature Film Initiative.

Best authentic movie track was offered to Origin Of Time, from the movie One Second Champion, whereas Ryuichi Sakamoto gained finest authentic movie rating for Ann Hui’s Love After Love.

The finest Asian Chinese-language Film Award went to Taiwanese manufacturing American Girl, with director Fiona Ruan Fengyi current to choose up the award after going via Hong Kong’s notorious one-week resort quarantine.

Michael Hui, an actor, comic, scriptwriter and director who alongside along with his brothers dominated Hong Kong’s movie business within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, was offered with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Professional Achievement Award went to veteran editor Tony Chow, who ran the enhancing division of Nineteen Eighties manufacturing powerhouse Cinema City, and has gained a string of enhancing awards throughout his career.

This was an uncommon version of the awards as nominees have been chosen from two years price of releases, primarily because of the pandemic, which drastically diminished the variety of Hong Kong movies which have made it to cinemas over the previous few years. The awards are often held in April however, together with this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival, have been compelled to postpone.

Hong Kong theatres have suffered a number of waves of closures throughout the pandemic, the latest of which lasted from January to April 2022, because of the most extreme outbreak of the virus. The native business has additionally been grappling with a brand new censorship regime, following Beijing’s imposition of the National Security Law, with some filmmakers opting to depart the town.

However, there are indicators of revival for Hong Kong cinema with long-postponed comedy Chilli Laugh Story passing the $1.3m (HK$10m) mark on the native field office this week, and big-budget sci-fi movie Warriors Of Future scheduled for launch in August.

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