The Asian Film Awards Academy, in collaboration with Bali International Film Festival (Balinale), with the economic assistance of Create Hong Kong and Film Development Fund, we are honoured to present our flagship film roadshow – Asian Cinerama in Jakarta for the very first time. We bring collectively six Hong Kong films in a range of genres to showcase the wealthy and vibrant creativity of modern motion pictures developed out of Hong Kong.
The plan — Asian Cinerama — Hong Kong Concentrate — will run from Thursday 15 Sept to Sunday 18 September at Plaza Indonesia XXI, Jakarta, it will open with Glenn Chan’s directional debut SHADOWS, a breath-taking psychological thriller functions an outstanding ensemble of actors. The film discourses the evil that is subconsciously embedded in our minds the terrifying consequences that ensue when the evil is unleashed. The film has been hailed as ‘one of the finest films of the year’. The film’s producer and scriptwriter, Mani Man, will be present to meet the audience and hold a post-screening Q&A.
“It is a excellent honor,” mentioned director, Glenn Chan, “to have SHADOWS selected by Bali International Film Festival as the opening film for the Asian Film Awards Academy’s Asian Cinerama, Jakarta. It was each fascinating and overwhelming to helm a Hong Kong film as my directorial debut. Fascinating since considerably of my childhood was committed to watching old classic Hong Kong motion pictures. Now, I get to make 1”.
“We are pleased to have Mani Man, producer and scriptwriter to open the Asian Cinerama plan with her film SHADOWS, and conduct a filmmaker’s seminar on subjects ranging from film funding, co-production and initiatives to nurture nearby talent,” says Balinale Founder and Executive Director, Deborah Gabinetti.
Ms Man is also Deputy Basic Manager of MM2 Entertainment Hong Kong, a major media entertainment and content material organization with regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, and the United States.
“It is extremely fascinating to travel to Jakarta with my most current film SHADOWS,” mentioned Mani Man. “I am so seeking forward to meeting the audience in Indonesia and taking this opportunity to meet nearby filmmakers. Hope absolutely everyone enjoys our film and thank you Bali International Film Festival for bringing me right here.”
On leading of that, the plan involves mega-hit comedy Chilli Laugh Story, topped the Hong Kong box workplace when it was released in July screenwriter-turned-director Sunny Chan’s impressive directorial adhere to-up Table for Six following Males on the Dragon in 2018 highest-grossing Hong Kong film in 2021, Anita, the biopic of the late Canto-pop queen Anita Mui Macau-primarily based director Emily Chan’s Madalena, frames an achingly humanistic really like story amongst two wounded souls.
The roadshow will close with Raging Fire, the final function directed by the late veteran Benny Chan, won the finest film and finest director at the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards with fantastic performances by action superstar Donnie Yen and co-star Nicholas Tse as the cold-blooded villain. All films are shown in original Cantonese/Mandarin with Indonesian and English subtitles.
More than a thousand film enthusiasts and market specialists are anticipated to attend the four-day plan specially curated to entertain a wide range of audiences with a mixture of thriller, action, drama, and household comedy. Asian Cinerama is the very first collaborative occasion on the Road to Balinale 2023.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Balinale for hosting the Asian Cinerama with us and our economic supporters for generating it doable. We will continue to operate with Asian filmmakers to market and recognize outstanding Asian performs, as properly as to create interest in Asian cinema amongst the market and audiences in Asia and beyond.