18 May 2007
Henry Tang Does Star Turn at Cannes for Hong Kong Film
Financial Secretary Catches The Triangle at Midnight Screenings
|Financial Secretary Mr Henry Tang arrived in Cannes yesterday, meeting with key representatives of major international film festivals. Shown here are (left to right) Mr Fred Lam, Executive Director of the TDC, Mr Henry Tang, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR, actress Ms Shu Qi, Mr Peter Lam, Chairman of Media Asia Group, and Mr Duncan Pescod, Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Communities.|
|Mr Henry Tang (third from left), the Financial Secretary, visits the Hong Kong Pavilion at Cannes accompanied by Mr Fred Lam (second from left), the TDC's Executive Director, Mr Jack So (second from right), Chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council, Ms Lorna Wong, Commissioner for the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority, and two representatives from the Cannes Film Festival.|
|At the Cannes Film Market, Mr Henry Tang (right) and Mr Fred Lam, the TDC's Executive Director (centre), talk film with Mr Tsui Siu Ming, President of Sundream Motion Pictures Ltd.|
|Mr Henry Tang, the Financial Secretary, Mr Fred Lam, the TDC's Executive Director, and Mr Jack So, Chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council, meet the directors of The Triangle, Mr Tsui Hark, Mr Ringo Lam and Mr Johnnie To, at the Hong Kong Pavilion in Cannes.|
|Enjoying a Riviera moment at the Hong Kong Pavilion are (left to right): Mr Wilfred Wong, Chairman of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society; Mr Ringo Lam; Mr Fred Lam; Mr Henry Tang; Mr Johnnie To; Mr Tsui Hark; Ms Nansun Shi; Mr Jack So; and Ms Lorna Wong.|
|Catching the mood at the 60th Festival de Cannes Anniversary Exhibition, STARWAY, Allée de Stars are (left to right) Mr Gilles Jacob, President of the Cannes Film Festival, Mr Henry Tang and Mr Fred Lam. Behind the trio is a photo of Hong Kong actor Mr Tony Leung, who was named Best Actor at Cannes in 2004.|
|Left to right: Mr Henry Tang, Mr Gilles Jacob and Mr Fred Lam tour the 60th Festival de Cannes Anniversary Exhibition, STARWAY, Allée de Stars. In the background is a photograph of film director Martin Scorsese. His award-winning movie The Departed was a remake of the Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs.|
May 18, 2007 (Cannes, France) - Mr Henry Tang, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, arrived in Cannes yesterday in a major show of support for the Hong Kong film industry.
Mr Tang met key representatives of international film festivals and several Hong Kong film companies. Later, at Cannes' Midnight Screenings, he watched Hong Kong movie The Triangle, co-directed by Mr Tsui Hark, Mr Ringo Lam and Mr Johnnie To.
Tomorrow, he tours the Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film) and Hong Kong Pavilion (Village International #128). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong Pavilion allows Hong Kong film companies to discuss film financing, production and promotion with companies from all over the world. In the evening, Mr Tang will officiate at the Hong Kong Film Cocktail Reception and Inauguration Ceremony for the 60th Festival de Cannes Anniversary Exhibition, STARWAY, Allée de Stars, at Carlton Beach. Joining him will be the President of the Cannes Film Festival Mr Gilles Jacob. The event is expected to attract about 800 international VIPs, filmmakers, distributors and media representatives.
Fourteen Hong Kong companies are participating in the Cannes Film Market this year: Adda Audio Visual Ltd, ARMS Distribution, Celestial Pictures Ltd, Edko Films Ltd, Emperor Motion Picture (HK) Ltd, Fortissimo Films, Fortune Star Entertainment (HK) Ltd, Golden Network Asia Ltd, Intercontinental Films Distribution Co Ltd, Mandarin Films Distribution Co Ltd, Media Asia Group, Mei Ah Entertainment Group, Sundream Motion Pictures Ltd, and Universe Films Distribution Co Ltd.
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