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February 20, 2008 9:11 AM
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iW NEWS | Hong Kong Fest Announces Films, Awards

The 32nd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) announced that Yoji Yamada's "Kabei - Our Mother" and Chang Tso-Chi's "Soul of a Demon" will open the fest while Martin Scorsese's "Shine a Light" and Shu Kei and Kwan Man-hin's "Coffee or Tea" will be the closing night films. Additionally, the festival announced that Yamada will also be the recipient of the Asian Film Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award and that Yuya Ishii will receive the Edward Yang New Talent Award. Yamada's award coincides with the 40th anniversary of 'Tora-san,' the character he crated in the "It's Tough Being a Man" series. Yamada personally selected the Tora-san film "Sunshine and Sunset" to screen at the festival alongside the 19 nominees for the Asian Film Awards. The festival runs March 17-April 6, 2008. [Peter Knegt]

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