HONG KONG — London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts has wrapped “Made in Hong Kong: Films From a New Decade,” a tribute to Hong Kong cinema since the territory’s handover to China 10 years ago.
Movies screening as part of the series included “Golden Chicken,” “Ordinary Heroes,” “After This our Exile,” Made in Hong Kong,” “My Life as McDull,” “Perhaps Love” and “Full Alert.”
The territory’s financial secretary John Tsang was on hand to inform the ICA aud of the Hong Kong government’s increasing role in the movie sector. “We’re promoting ‘Hong Kong on location’ as a film center with the facilities, expertise and support for every movie occasion,” Tsang said.
“In April this year, we formed the Film Development Council to advise us on the policy and strategy for the promotion and development of the film industry. Our HK$300 million ($38.5 million) Film Development Fund, set up to help finance film production and overcome the shortage of talent, opened for business in early October. It will provide all-round support to the local film industry, including training and overseas promotion.”