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Celebrated Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi is to be given the Raimundo Rezzonico Prize by the Locarno Film Festival

ROME — Celebrated Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi is to be given the Raimondo Rezzonico Prize by the Locarno Film Festival in August this year.

The festival (Aug 6-16, 2014) described Shi as a “key player on the Asian film scene for over three decades” and said that it will play a selection of her films.

Her best-known credits include the “Once Upon a Time in China” (1991-1997) series, John Woo’s “A Better Tomorrow” (1986), “Detective Dee: Mystery of the Phantom Flame” (2010) “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate” (2011)– both with husband Tsui Hark (pictured right) — and the “Infernal Affairs” trilogy.

“Nansun Shi has made a decisive contribution to the international success of Hong Kong cinema through her work with the Cinema City studio and subsequently with the Film Workshop, which she co-founded with producer and director Tsui Hark in 1984,” the festival said.

Unusually, Shi has also sat on both the Cannes and Berlin main competition juries.

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