Magazine article Screen International

Love in the Buff to Open Hong Kong Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Love in the Buff to Open Hong Kong Film Festival

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Pang Ho-cheung's Love In The Buff will open this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival (March 21-April 5), while Berlin competition entry White Deer Plain will close the event.

Pang's film is a follow-up to his well-received romantic comedy, Love In A Puff, which was one of two opening films at the HKIFF in 2010. The sequel again stars Miriam Yeung and Shawn Yue as former lovers who run into each other whilst working in Beijing. Yeung will also reprise her role as the festival's ambassador.

Historical epic White Deer Plain, directed by China's Wang Quan'an, picked up a Silver Bear for cinematography at the recent Berlin film festival.

Charlotte Rampling will attend the festival's opening in her capacity as president of the Paris Cinema International Film Festival, which this year will present a focus on Hong Kong cinema in collaboration with HKIFF. She will also attend a screening of The Look, Angela Maccarone's biographical study of Rampling. …

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