Hong Kong Film Festival to Open with Sylvia Chang's 'Murmur'

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Hong Kong Film Festival to Open with Sylvia Chang's 'Murmur'


HONG KONG (AP) -- Sylvia Chang's return to the director's chair will open the Hong Kong International Film Festival, which will screen 14 films from the veteran Taiwanese actress and director.

"Murmur of the Hearts," Chang's first directing feature after a five-year hiatus, tells the struggles and challenges of a young boxer, a painter and a tour guide living in Taipei.

The film stars Malaysian actress and Chang protege Lee Sinje, Hong Kong actress Isabella Leong and Golden Horse Award nominee Joseph Chang.

In Hong Kong to announce the film festival's lineup, Chang said she's waiting anxiously for the film's release.

"It's like giving birth to a baby, and then showing the baby to the world," she said at Thursday's news conference. "Of course we hope that you won't say the baby is ugly. Of course, it's with anticipation that we hope people like the film, or just for people to watch it, regardless if they like it or not."

Chang, 61, has been acting, producing, writing and directing for four decades. Her well-known films include Ang Lee's Oscar-nominated "Eat Drink Man Woman" and "20 30 40," which she starred in, wrote and directed. …

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