HKETO Newsroom

August 17, 2019

HKETO supports Hong Kong film at Mulan International Film Festival

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) supported the Canadian premier of a Hong Kong Film “First Night Nerves” directed by acclaimed Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan at the 2nd Mulan International Film Festival in Toronto on August 17.  

Speaking before the screening of “First Night Nerves”, Director of HKETO, Ms Emily Mo, introduced the dynamic film industry in Hong Kong and highlighted Hong Kong's success in film-making.  “Hong Kong has been making movies for more than a century and is a leading film-making centre in Asia. Over the past decade, Hong Kong films and talents have won over 500 international awards,” she said.

Noting that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government is committed to supporting the long-term and healthy development of the film industry, Ms Mo said “The Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government has announced in the 2018 Policy Address the injection of HK$1 billion into the Film Development Fund to encourage more film production and promotion as well as to nurture film talents.”

Shot entirely in Hong Kong, “First Night Nerves” centres on the hidden tensions between two lead actresses, namely a stage veteran coming back after the death of her husband and a movie actress making her stage debut.

August 17, 2019

香港經貿處支持木蘭國際電影節放映香港電影

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)支持由著名香港導演關錦鵬執導的香港電影「八個女人一台戲」,於八月十七日在多倫多舉行的第二屆木蘭國際電影節作加拿大首映。

香港經貿處處長巫菀菁在「八個女人一台戲」放映前致辭,向觀眾介紹香港蓬勃的電影業及在電影製作方面的成就。巫菀菁表示:「香港電影的發展至今已逾一個世紀,而香港是亞洲首屈一指的電影製作中心。過去十年,香港電影和業界人才共獲得五百多個國際獎項。」

巫菀菁又指,香港特別行政區政府(香港特區政府)一直致力推動電影業的長遠及穩健發展。她表示:「香港特區行政長官在二O一八年施政報告中宣布為『電影發展基金』注資10億港元,以提升及推動港產片製作,及培育電影業人才。」

「八個女人一台戲」全片在香港拍攝,講述兩個女主角-分別是一位丈夫去世後重返舞台的花旦與一位首次踏足舞台的電影明星之間隱藏的緊張關係。