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Hong Kong Producer Nansun Shi to Receive Locarno Honor

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

Nansun Shi and Tsui Hark
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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.