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Published: 11:52, June 23, 2022 | Updated: 17:03, June 23, 2022
HK screens celebratory movie directed by local filmmakers
By Li Bingcun
Published:11:52, June 23, 2022 Updated:17:03, June 23, 2022 By Li Bingcun

This photo taken at a local cinema shows the film Look Up is screened there from June 23, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

These stories feature a young artist with autism and obsessive compulsory disorder who regains his confidence and then creates works in his unique style; an adult son who gradually understands and reconciles with his father; a pop singer who becomes a Cantonese opera star; and a young Nepali man who suffers from discrimination but strives to become a professional lion dancer

A four-segment movie, which was directed by emerging Hong Kong filmmakers to present ordinary people’s inspirational dream-chasing stories since 1997, was screened in the city on Thursday to mark its 25th anniversary of returning to the motherland.

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The film, entitled Look Up, includes four different stories presented by four directors -- Daniel Chan Yee-Heng, Tim Poon Tsz-yin, Hau Chor-fung and Yip Ching-hang. It was produced by veteran producer John Chong Ching, who has produced numerous renowned blockbusters, such as the Infernal Affairs trilogy.

These stories feature a young artist with autism and obsessive compulsory disorder who regains his confidence and then creates works in his unique style; an adult son who gradually understands and reconciles with his father; a pop singer who becomes a Cantonese opera star; and a young Nepali man who suffers from discrimination but strives to become a professional lion dancer.

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The movie is co-produced by four major Hong Kong film corporations -- Bauhinia Culture Holdings Limited’s Sil-Metropole Organization, Emperor Motion Pictures, Media Asia Film, and One Cool Film Production. 

Filming of the movie began in Jan, shortly before the onset of the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the difficulties, the filming was successfully completed.

Speaking at the premiere on Tuesday, Wu Baoan, a member of the board of Bauhinia Culture Group, said the movie fully demonstrates Hong Kong people’s positive attitudes and can-do spirit. He expects more aspiring young minds to engage in the film industry, promoting good Hong Kong stories to the world.
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