‘Cloud in her Room’ Wins Hong Kong Film Festival’s Virtual Competition

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The Hong Kong Worldwide Film Pageant named Zheng Lu Xinyuan’s “The Cloud in Her Room” and “This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection” by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese as winners of its Firebird Younger Cinema competitions, regardless of the occasion having been canceled resulting from COVID-19 pandemic.

The pageant was initially postponed from its traditional spring slot to summer time because of the coronavirus, and was ultimately canceled. However organizers revealed the names of the movies they chose after which noticed the competitors sections judged by a digital jury. They handed out 13 awards

“The Cloud in Her Room” was the winner in the Chinese language-language class, with its lead star Jin Jing additionally bagging the perfect actress award. The jury headed by auteur Stanley Kwan, director and cinematographer O Sing-pui and Might Fung, impartial artwork and cultural employee, known as the drama, Zheng’s debut, “witty” and “a fragile portrait of the brand new era’s way of thinking.”

First-time director Liang Ming was named finest director with “Knowledge Tooth.” The movie’s male lead Wu Xiaoliang gained the perfect actor.

“This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection” by Lesotho filmmaker Mosese earned excessive reward. They known as it “a compelling mixture of fable, magic, and realism” and mentioned it “resonates with uncooked emotion.” The movie additionally wins the FIPRESCI Prize.

The movie stars the late Mary Twala Mhlongo as widow Mantoa, who grieves for the lack of her son and determines to be buried with her useless household in her residence village. Her compelling efficiency earned her the perfect actress award, the jury mentioned.

Pushpendra Singh gained the perfect director in the world class with “The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs” and Bakhtiyar Panjeei was named the perfect actor together with his efficiency in “The Alien.”

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