Festival hails first time directors
The festival, in its tenth edition screened a total of 60 films and wrapped last night with a screening of Bong Joon Ho’s “Snowpiercer.”
“Ilo Ilo,” directed by Anthony Chen, is a story of a Filipino maid and her rocky relationship with her Singaporean host family during the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. “Long Way Home”, by Alphan Eseli follows the dangerous trek by a group of soldiers on their way back from the WWI battlefields.
For Chen, the HK award adds to a growing haul of silverware that began with the Camera d’Or in Cannes in May.