Magazine article Screen International

Sylvia Chang's Murmur to Open HKIFF

Magazine article Screen International

Sylvia Chang's Murmur to Open HKIFF

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Philip Yung's Port Of Call to close the festival.

Sylvia Chang's Murmur Of The Hearts will open this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF, March 23-April 6), while Philip Yung's Port Of Call will close the event.

Chang was previously named as the Filmmaker in Focus at this year's HKIFF, which will screen 14 of her films. Murmur Of The Hearts, in which she goes back to her Taiwanese roots, stars Isabella Leong, Joseph Chang, Lawrence Ko and Lee Sinje.

Yung's Port Of Call is a crime drama starring Aaron Kwok.

Other Hong Kong films receiving their world premiere at HKIFF include Lau Ho-Leung's Two Thumbs Up, starring Francis Ng, Simon Yam and Leo Ku, and Fruit Chan's documentary My City about well-known local writer Xi Xi.

HKIFF has also collaborated once again with Youku on an omnibus film, which will receive its receive its world premiere at the festival. …

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