Unveiling the lineup for the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival, organizers said the event will kick off with two romantic movies by local directors - Ivy Ho's "Crossing Hennessy" and Clara Law's "Like a Dream".
The director and cast members of "Crossing Hennessy" attended a press conference to promote their movie's premiere at the event.
The film is about an unlikely friendship and potential romance between the lead characters played by Jacky Cheung and Tang Wei.
Cheung had high praise for Tang, who was absent from the press conference.
"Tang Wei speaks Cantonese quite well. She would ask for the details of each scene. She took it seriously and she is an earnest actress."
Tang shot to fame in director Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution" in 2007. "Crossing Hennessy" marks her return to the big screen.
More than 240 films from 50 countries and regions will screen during this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival. The event runs from March 21 to April 6.
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