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.

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