Hong Kong films showcased in London to commemorate HKSAR 25th anniversary (with photos)


     To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO) supported the “Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema”, showcasing a selection of Hong Kong new films and classics in London from July 8 to 10 (London time). The programme is presented by Create Hong Kong in partnership with Focus Hong Kong.

     London ETO hosted a networking reception and screening of Longman Leung’s biographical drama “Anita” for its close interlocutors in the UK before the official opening of the programme. Addressing the audience, the Director-General of London ETO, Mr Gilford Law said that with the concerted efforts of both the Hong Kong Government and the creative talents, there is a future for Hong Kong’s film industry as “Hollywood of the East”. Support from the Hong Kong Government under a multi-pronged approach ranges from providing financial support, facilitating location filming, to nurturing talents.

     Mr Law also highlighted the importance of the effective implementation of “one country, two systems” in Hong Kong. “We know how unique our city’s status is under the “one country, two systems”, being the only place in China that practises the common law regime, making us a gateway and super connector between the China and the world.” He said.

     The programme presented seven Hong Kong films to the audience in London, namely “Anita”, “Comrades, Almost a Love Story”, “The First Girl I Loved; Tales from the Occult”, “Hand Rolled Cigarette”, “Breakout Brothers and July Rhapsody”.