Media Asia Entertainment Group has announced that their upcoming film Septet: Story of Hong Kong <七人樂隊>, produced by Johnnie To (杜琪峰), will open at the Busan International Film Festival next month.
Co-directed by seven directors, including Sammo Hung (洪金寶), Ann Hui (許鞍華), Patrick Tam (譚家明), Yuen Woo-ping (袁和平), Ringo Lam (林嶺東), Tsui Hark (徐克), and Johnnie To, the film features seven separate Hong Kong stories that take place in seven different decades. The film was previously an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival.
The 25th edition of the BIFF will be held from October 21 to 30 in a hybrid format, where there will be online and off-line events. Due to increasing coronavirus cases in South Korea, the festival was changed where only a few movies will be screened to a limited capacity. Events that require human-to-human interaction—such as red carpet events, photo calls, and press conferences—are canceled.
“The other co-directors and I are very thankful to the BIFF,” said Johnnie To. “We cannot attend the event in person, but judging from the numerous invitations to various international film festivals around the world, it is telling me that everyone is very satisfied with our first co-project together.”
A first trailer for the film has also dropped, featuring actors such as Francis Ng (吳鎮宇), Simon Yam (任達華), Yuen Wah (元華), Mimi Kung (龔慈恩), Timmy Hung (洪天明), and Cheung Tat Ming (張達明).
1950’s: “Rooftop Training” <天台練功> by Sammo Hung
1960’s: “Headmaster” <校長> by Ann Hui
1980’s: “Other Night” <别夜> by Patrick Tam
1990’s: “Return” <回歸> by Yuen Woo Ping
2000’s: “Gold Everywhere” <遍地黄金> by Johnnie To
2010’s: “Lost” <迷路> by Ringo Lam
2020’s: “Deep Conversations” <深度對話> by Tsui Hark
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.