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Crime film Trivisa takes top prize at Hong Kong Film Awards

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Hong Kong crime film Trivisa – which is banned in mainland China – scooped the Best Film award at the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards, the city’s answer to the Oscars. It took a total of five awards on Sunday night – the largest number among all nominated films.

 

The film’s director, Johnnie To Kei-fung, originally produced the film as a training exercise for younger directors without any intention to win prizes. Live updates of the award ceremony were blocked on some websites in mainland China when the film was mentioned. The film industry has speculated that the ban may be related to the film’s co-director, Jevons Au Man-kit, who was also a co-director of Ten Years, a popular but controversial dystopian film which won the best film award last year.

 

Ten Years paints a grim picture of life in Hong Kong in 2025 under Chinese rule. It was slammed on the mainland for being “absurd” and “pessimistic”. Trivisa is based on the period around the city’s handover in 1997. It included some scenes depicting corrupt mainland officials. The three directors of Trivisa – Frank Hui, Vicky Wong and Au – took the Best Director award.

 

The Best Actress award was claimed by local actress Kara Hui Ying-hung for the third time with her performance in Happiness. The film centred around the story of a cognitive disorder patient. The sobbing 57-year-old thanked her mother, who passed away a few months ago. “The film reminds me of my mother. Mum, please be proud of me,” she said.

 

Gordon Lam Ka-tung was named Best Actor for his role in Trivisa as Kwai Ping-hung, one of Hong Kong’s most notorious criminals in the 1990s. The film was based on the lives of mobsters Kwai, Yip Kai-foon and Cheung Tze-keung. The 49-year-old veteran, who started his acting career at TVB in 1987, was earlier honoured with the same prize in the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award.

 

Eric Tsang won the Best Supporting Actor for his role in Mad World. He performed free of charge. “It would be great if both of us could win,” he shouted to his son Derek Tsang, whose film Soul Mate was nominated for 12 prizes but only secured one for Best Original Film Score.Mermaid, directed by comedy superstar Stephen Chow Sing-chi, did not win anything despite eight nominations.

 

Other winners for the movie included Taiwan-born actress Elaine Jin Yan-ling, who won her fourth Best Supporting Actress award, a prize she has been nominated for 10 times. It only took her one day to complete her scene in Mad World due to the limited budget.“I especially wanted to win the prize because I knew I had the chance to get it from both the Golden Horse Awards and in Hong Kong,” she said backstage. “I am not young anymore, which makes my working opportunities also less than before. I treasure the chance to act every time.”

 

THE WINNERS

 

Best film: Trivisa

Best Director: Frank Hui, Jevons Au, Vicky Wong (Trivisa)

Best Actor: Gordon Lam (Trivisa)

Best Actress: Kara Wai ( Happiness )

Best Supporting Actor: Eric Tsang (Mad World)

Best Supporting Actress: Elaine Jin (Mad World)

Best New Performer: Tony Wu (Weeds on Fire)

Best Screenplay; Trivisa

Best Cinematography: Peter Pau, Cao Yu (See You Tomorrow)

Best Film Editing: Allen Leung, David Richardson (Trivisa)

Best Art Direction: See You Tomorrow

Best Sostume and Make-up Design: The Monkey King 2

Best Action Choreography: Operation Mekong

Best Original Film Score: Peter Kam, Yusuke Hatano (Soul Mate)

Best Original Film Song: Anthem of Shatin Martins (Weeds on Fire)

Best Sound Design: Kinson Tsang, George Lee Yiu-Keung ( Cold War 2 )

Best Visual Effects: The Monkey King 2

Best New Director: Wong Chun (Mad World)

Best Film from China and Taiwan: Godspeed

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Trivisa was certainly a great movie and the whole crew including the actors definitely deserved the recognition!

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hmmm i guess i will definitely check this out since it seems promising.

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Gordon and Kara are both great performers and fully deserving of their awards.

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wow, so many interesting sounding movies, I really have to catch up on watching them. congratulations to all of the winners and nominees for every category, well deserved awards for everyones hard work

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congratulations to all award recipients! wish you all the best in your future screenings =)

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ooh, seems interesting.  Congrats to all the winners :)

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oh to be honest have not watch any HK moives - looks like a must watch show  Thanks

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Congratulations to Trivisia movies, worth for the awards, it was good movies of all.But i am wondering why not the Line Walker movies

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Winner, winner chicken dinner....  I will give this movie a try.  Looks interesting and action pack.

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Congratulations to the winners.  I have a lot of movies lined up that I need to watch and this is one of them.

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Good movie. Happy for them to win it. Congratulations to them.

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