CVF welcomes celebrated director Cheung King-wai from Hong Kong. Known for his documentaries The Taste of Youth and KJ: Music and Life and screenwriting credits including Ann Hui’s Night and Fog.
Cheung King-wai will be presenting the UK Premiere of his fiction feature debut Somewhere Beyond the Mist, a stunning slow-burn crime masterpiece based on a shocking Hong Kong murder case, which has won a series of awards and nominations, including multiple wins at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
About Cheung King-wai
Cheung King-wai is the winner of many awards, including The Best New Director at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards, the Winner of the Best Documentary, the Best Sound Editing and the Best Editing at the 46th Golden Horse Awards, as well as the Award for Best Artist at Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2009.
Born in Hong Kong in 1968, Cheung King-wai graduated from Brooklyn College, at City University of New York. In 2001, his first film project, Farewell Hong Kong, competed in the Sundance Film Festival, and his first feature-length script, God’s Apple, won him the Excellent Prize in the Mainland, Hong Kong & Taiwan Myth Script Creation Contest. In2005, his second script, The Way We Are, was awarded the Best Story Prize in Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum, and was later directed by Ann Hui as Night and Fog. In 2008, his first feature documentary, All’s Right with the World, was nominated for the Humanitarian Award at the 32nd Hong Kong International Film Festival. In 2009, his feature documentary, KJ: Music and Life won the Best Documentary, the Best Sound Editing and the Best Editing at the 46th Golden Horse Awards. The film also won Cheung the Best New Director at the Hong Kong Film Awards and was nominated for other three awards. The film was released theatrically in Hong Kong, running for over 8 months and breaking box office records.
In 2010, his short fiction film Crimson Jade was nominated for the Best Short Film at the 47th Golden Horse Awards and was selected for the 33rd Clermont-ferrand Short Film Festival. In 2011, his feature documentary One Nation, Two Cities was nominated for the Humanitarian Award at the 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival. It was released theatrically, running for 5 months. In 2012, his documentary projects Music and the Nation and Young Girl Star were selected by Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum and funded by Hong Kong Arts Development Council respectively. His fiction short film The Waves was completed in 2012, and in 2014 his short fiction film Hill of Ilha Verde was awarded the Best Story Award at Macao International Film and Video Festival 2014 and the Narrative Feature Golden Award and the IndieFlix Audience Award at USADC Chinese Film Festival. In 2016, his feature documentary The Taste of Youth was premiered at the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival in the Hong Kong Film Panorama section, before being released theatrically.
Somewhere Beyond the Mist (2017)
Young Girl Star (In-production)
The Taste of Youth (2016)
Hill of Ilha Verde (2014) – short
The Waves (2012) – short
Winter Sunshine (2011) – short
One Nation, Two Cities (2011)
Crimson Jade (2010) – short
KJ Music and Life (2009)
All’s Right with the World (2008)
Support for the Hong Kong programmes under CVF, including the visit of Cheung King-wai and Nicole Chan, comes courtesy of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London.