Vancouver fest dons Hong Kong

Series commemorates anniversary of handover

Vancouver, B.C., will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s 1997 handover to China with a series of movie screenings.

Beginning this week at the VanCity theater and shown as part of the Vancouver Film Festival, the Hong Kong Stories series includes “Rouge” directed by Stanley Kwan and starring the late Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung, John Woo’s “The Killer,” and young Bruce Lee vehicle “The Orphan,” by Li Changfeng.

Vancouver and surrounding area was a major place of refuge for Chinese families fleeing war and poverty throughout the 20th century.

Other titles include “Election I” and “Election II” by Johnnie To, two personal docs “Personal Memoirs of Hong Kong: As Time Goes By” & “Still Love You After all These Years” respectively by Ann Hui and Stanley Kwan; “As Tears Go By” by Wong Kar wai; “The Long Arm of the Law” by Johnnie Mak; “Boat People” by Ann Hui; and the July 6 world preem of “0506HK” by Quentin Lee.

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