Although Aaron Kwok‘s (郭富城) new film I’m Livin’ It <麥路人> hasn’t been released yet, it’s been receiving a lot of attention thanks to its realistic theme. The movie tells the story of a group of impoverished people who meet while huddling at a 24-hour restaurant for various reasons. Drawing on the tragic reality of housing issues and the huge disparity between the rich and the poor, I’m Livin’ It was selected to compete in the “Asian Future” category at the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), which will take place in Tokyo from October 28 to November 5.
Only works with an innovated and diverse theme belong in that category, and it was created to encourage new Asian directors. The winning film will receive the Best Asian Future Film Award.
I’m Livin’ It was reportedly highly evaluated by the film exhibition selection team because of its discussion-worthy theme, and the eye-catching performances of the actors, especially Aaron, who plays a finance guru who has fallen from grace. He delivered an amazing performance alongside Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅), Alex Man (萬梓良), Nina Paw (鮑起靜), and Cheung Tat-ming (張達明). Thus, the festival committee intends to invite Aaron to attend the festival.
After learning that the film entered the festival, Aaron expressed happiness for Director Wong Hing Fan (黃慶勳). “To participate in such a grand film festival before the movie is even released, and to receive this much encouragement is affirmation,” he said. “I hope the film will bring attention to the social problems caused by the disparity between the rich and the poor.”
Aaron added that he couldn’t wait to share the film with everyone at its world premiere on October 29. “You’ll see the actors express pain that stemmed from their hearts.”
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.