A Dazzling Opening Night for the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival
Celebrities and film stars attended the gala premiere of HKIFF's opening film, Like a Dream
With the World Premiere of Crossing Hennessy directed by two-time Hong Kong Film Awards Winner Ivy Ho; and the Gala Premiere Like a Dream directed by internationally acclaimed director Clara Law, Hong Kong celebrated the official opening of the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre with a spectacular ceremony attended by over 900 invited guests.
In the presence of officiating guests, Mrs. Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, and Mr. Wilfred Wong, Chairman of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, the Festival was officially opened with a stellar line-up of Hong Kong’s A-list, including the cast of Crossing Hennessy, Tang Wei, Paw Hee-ching, Andy On and Lowell Lo; as well as Like a Dream lead actor Daniel Wu. Other distinguished guests included the highly acclaimed actress Karena Lam, up-and-coming screenwriter and actor Derek Tsang, Raymund Nullan, actor of Lola, and the 34th HKIFF Jury member, award-winning director, Brillante Mendoza.
"This year, the Hong Kong International Film Festival continues to uphold its heritage as Asia’s leading platform for discovering and promoting the best of Chinese language cinema." Said Mr. Wong "With double the number of films from Hong Kong - eight of them being world premieres, and a total of 31 Chinese language films this year, we welcome you not only to the 34th HKIFF, but to join us in celebrating a new renaissance of filmmaking in Greater China."
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