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Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation
by Asian Film Awards Academy

FREE Film Screenings.

The 17th Bali International Film Festival, in collaboration with the esteemed Asian Film Awards Academy, presents the Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation showcasing six exceptional films that offer a captivating glimpse into the vibrant world of Hong Kong cinema.

Balinale’s audiences will interact with the creative minds behind these films. Attend Q&A sessions with the legendary Stanley Kwan, producer of “Fly Me to the Moon,” and the film’s up-and-coming director Sasha Chuk, Wan Pin Chu, composer of “In Broad Daylight,” actress Rachel Leung, and Felix Tsang, Director (Programming & Operations) and Golden Scene Cinema Acquisitions Manager.

This exciting collaboration is made possible with the support of CreateHK and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Jakarta.

Fly Me To The Moon

Directed by Sasha CHUK

Synopsis

‘Perhaps all our likings come later in life. All our affections come from a piece of childhood memory.’

Yuen, 8 yrs old, moves to Hong Kong with her mother to reunite with her father. Everything in the city is dazzling and new but the family face poverty, and cultural barriers, and the and the father’s drug habit.

After her sister arrives, the girls try to appease their father but as they reach adolescence, start distancing from him.

As time passes, Yuen realizes all she loves and treasures stems from her childhood memories.

In Broad Daylight

Directed by Lawrence KAN

Synopsis

Based on true events, In Broad Daylight reveals a little-known truth about residential care homes for the disabled that hides beneath the headlines. A news organization’s investigative journalism unit receives a tip about the abuse of residents in Rainbow Bridge Care Home. To expose the home’s wrongdoings, reporter Kay goes undercover to expose the inhumanity inside, searching for the cruel truth under broad daylight.

Time Still Turns the Pages

Directed by Nick CHEUK

Synopsis

High school teacher Cheng looks back to his repressed childhood memories, as he finds an anonymous suicide note in the classroom. He strives hard to prevent another tragedy from happening, meanwhile facing a series of family problems, his wife is divorcing him, and his father is dying.

All Shall Be well

Directed by Ray YEUNG

Synopsis

Angie and Pat have been together for over four decades but after Pat’s unexpected death, Angie finds herself at the mercy of Pat’s family as she struggles to cope with the loss of her love, home, and livelihood. 

The Goldfinger

Directed by Felix CHONG

Synopsis

When a stock market crash causes the sudden collapse of a multi-billion-dollar company, a ICAC principal investigator Lau Kai-yuen (Andy Lau) uncovers a criminal conspiracy involving the company’s founder, Henry Ching (Tony Leung) and becomes entangled in a long-running investigation.

Center Stage

Directed by Stanley KWAN

Synopsis

“Center Stage” is set during China’s silent movie era and revolves around the life of the legendary life of a gifted actress, Ruan Ling-yu. With her sensitive portrayal, Maggie Cheung Man-yuk took her story abroad and won the best actress award at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.
In the spring of 1935, silent movie star Ruan Ling-yu took her own life, shocking the world.
Her funeral was attended by hundreds of thousands of mourning fans. Ruan entered the film world at the age of 16. In the short span of 9 years, she made 29 silent movies and became the idol of tens of thousands. As she rose to fame, she also rose to infamy with scandals over her private life. Her death at such an early age has given rise to much debate: did she kill herself because of her career? Or for love? In her farewell note, Ruan wrote four words–“criticism should be feared– and gave her final condemnation on the merciless public.