Hong Kong slates Cheung pic tribute

Proceeds will be donated to charities

HONG KONG — Hong Kong will celebrate the career of thesp Leslie Cheung, who committed suicide April 1, with a two-day movie tribute beginning May 11.

“Leslie Legacy — His Charm, Charisma and Craft, Remembered on Celluloid” will feature “Nomad” (1982), “A Chinese Ghost Story” (1987), “Rouge” (1988), “Days of Being Wild” (1990), “Once a Thief” (1991), “Farewell My Concubine” (1993), “He’s a Woman, She’s a Man” (1994), “Ashes of Time” (1994) and “Happy Together” (1997).

Tickets went on sale Monday for the charity event, which will be held at the Hong Kong Cultural Center and Hong Kong City Hall.

Cheung, 46, died after jumping from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s 24th floor.

The tribute is jointly presented by the government’s Leisure and Cultural Services Dept. and the Hong Kong Federation of Film Workers, and sponsored by the films’ distributors, Warner Bros., Block 2 Pictures, Fortune Star Entertainment, Media Asia Group, Mei Ah Entertainment Group, Tomson (Hong Kong) Films.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Children’s Cancer Fund and the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation, both of which Cheung supported.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety