PARADOX

Hong Kong

Official

“ASIAN CINERAMA” | OUT OF COMPETITION

Director: Wilson Yip
Year: 2017
Duration: 101′
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Genre : Drama, Action, Police

Synopsis

Hong Kong cop Lee (Louise Koo) goes on a search in Thailand for his missing daughter Chi (Hanna Chan). Thai Chinese police officer Chui Kit (Wu Yue) lets Lee join the investigation, having no idea that Lee is going to use the mass media to hunt for clues. A short clip which accidentally filmed Chi’s capture is uploaded to the police website, but subsequently deleted. Chui Kit and colleague Tak (Tony Jaa) tracks down the clip owner, but the evidence is destroyed before they can stop it. The duo begins tracking down the culprit. As they get closer to the truth, they realize that the case is more complicated than they expected, and the mastermind behind the scene is not someone they can deal with.

Director’s Biography

Wilson Yip Wai-shun was born in Hong Kong in 1964 and graduated from Ng Yuk Secondary School. He joined Cinema City in 1985 and began working as an assistant director. He participated in over 20 feature film productions during that period and obtained a wealth of experience in filmmaking. He made his directorial debut in 1995 with one part of the Omnibus Horror comedy 01:00 A.M. The film was a box office success and established Yip as a key member of the new generation of comedy directors. The next year, Yip directed Mongkok Story (1996), which became one of the three recommended films and winner of the Best Screenplay Award of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. His work Bullets Over Summer (1999) also received multiple awards, including one of the recommend films of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society and Best Screenplay, as well as the Special Jury Prize at the Changchun Film Festival. Ip Man (2008) was a hit in both Hong Kong and Mainland China as well as won the Best Film Award at the 28th HongKong Film Awards. The sequel, Ip Man 2, was an even bigger box office success. In addition to directing, Yip had also written many scripts and hopes to develop his career in multiple directions.

Festivals and Awards

2018: Hong Kong Film Awards – Best Actor
2018: Hong Kong Film Awards – Best Action Choreography
2018: Hong Kong Film Awards – Best Sound Design
2018: Asian Film Awards – Best Actor
2018: Asian Film Awards – Best Action Film
2018: Movie 6 Hong Kong Film Awards Public Voting – Best Film
2017: Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards – Film of Merit
2017: Weibo Star Awards: Best Actor


SCREENING

Friday 9th Nov

20:00h

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