Catch 6 Hong Kong films at 3-day HK Film Gala, happening in KL from Nov 5 to 7


'One Second Champion' is the directorial debut from musician-actor Chiu Sin Hang. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation 2021 is set to take place from Nov 5 to 7 at GSC Cinemas, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur. During the three-day event, six recent Hong Kong films will be showcased.

Besides the film screenings, a few of the titles will also feature post-screening discussions with filmmakers.

The first film that will kick off the event is The Way We Keep Dancing by Adam Wong, which is the sequel to his popular 2013 flick The Way We Dance. Cast members from the first film – Cherry Ngan and Babjohn Choi – return for the new movie.

Next up is the directorial debut from musician-actor Chiu Sin Hang, titled One Second Champion.

The film – which topped the HK box office in March – centres on a man who has ability to see one second into the future. While the gift is pretty much useless in his life, he learns of its use in a boxing match as he can easily dodge punches.

He starts training to take part in a championship to win the money for his son’s surgery.

These two films are scheduled to be screened on Nov 5.

Other titles include Drifting directed by Jun Li, Chan Kin Long’s Hand Rolled Cigarette and a documentary on filmmaker Ann Hui titled Keep Rolling, directed by Man Lim Chung.

Closing the curtain on the HK Gala is the movie Septet: The Story Of Hong Kong directed by seven of HK’s most revered auteurs – Sammo Hung, Ann Hui, Patrick Tam, Yuen Wo Ping, Johnnie To, the late Ringo Lam and Tsui Hark.

The post-screening discussion is happening on Nov 5 for the film The Way We Keep Dancing, with the film’s creative talents; as well as on Nov 6 for Drifting and Nov 7 for Keep Rolling, which will be conducted by local filmmakers.

Esther Hau, senior manager of GSC Movies, said in a press statement: “With the reopening of cinemas, the Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation 2021 is a great initiative to drive moviegoers back to the big screen.”

All screenings are in original Cantonese language with English and Chinese subtitles.

For more information on the titles, screening schedule and tickets, go to gsc.com.my

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