Fruit Chan

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Fruit Chan
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Fruit Chan at the Hong Kong Art Centre, 28 July 2017
Born (1959-04-15) 15 April 1959 (age 59)
Guangdong, China
Nationality Hong Kong
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Director
1998 Made in Hong Kong
Best Screenplay
2001 Durian Durian

Golden Bauhinia AwardsBest Director
1998 Made in Hong Kong
Best Screenplay
2001 Durian Durian

Hong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest Director
1998 Made in Hong Kong
2015 The Midnight After
Best Screenplay
2003 Hollywood Hong Kong

Golden Horse AwardsBest Director
1997 Made in Hong Kong
2002 Hollywood Hong Kong
Best Original Screenplay
1997 Made in Hong Kong
2000 Little Cheung
2001 Durian Durian

Fruit Chan Gor (Chinese :陳果; born 15 April 1959) is a Hong Kong Second Wave screenwriter, filmmaker and producer, who is best known for his style of film reflecting the everyday life of Hong Kong people. He is well known for using amateur actors (such as Sam Lee in Made in Hong Kong , Wong Yau-Nam in Hollywood Hong Kong ) in his films. He became a household name after the success of the 1997 film Made in Hong Kong , which earned many local and international awards. Chan was deeply influenced by the era of sixties film in Japan, for the reason that they were not afraid to produce realistic movies that addressed society's problems. In particular, the Japanese director Nagisa Oshima was someone who Chan looked up to and thought of when directing Made in Hong Kong. [1]

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Sam Lee Chan-sam is a Hong Kong actor. He started his film career when he was first spotted by director Fruit Chan who cast him in Made in Hong Kong. Since his debut, Lee has been working hard on many films. In 1999, he made thirteen films in that year alone. He appeared in a Japanese film Ping Pong as one of the contestants in the movie. Lee is best known for his role as Sha Jang in the Hong Kong television series The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra (2002).


Chan's credits include Durian Durian . Also, Stanley Kwan stated that he was talking with Lee's family to make a movie about the late action movie icon. Further, in April, Chinese state media announced that its national broadcaster started filming a 40-part TV series on Bruce Lee to promote Chinese culture for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. [2]

<i>Durian Durian</i> 2000 film directed by Fruit Chan

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Life and career

Fruit Chan was born in China but in 1969 he immigrated with his parents to Hong Kong. As a child, Chan, watched a soviet film that sparked his interest and love for movies. [3] In Middle School he held a part-time job that allowed him to work in a theatre projection room. His first film screening was of a traditional Chinese opera directed by none other than John Woo. He continued his interest in film later on at the Hong Kong Film Culture Centre, a small film club, where he studied script writing and directing. In 1982, after only one year of working at the Hong Kong Film Culture Centre he started his career in the film industry. He began his career as an assistant director to David Lai Dai-Wai in the film Mid-Night Girls. He later worked as an assistant director to mainstream directors Jackie Chan, Kirk Wong, Ronny Yu, and Shu Kei. [1]

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His lucky break came in 1991 when a film he was working with stopped its production. Chan took this as an opportunity; he used the same studio to direct Finale in Blood starring Hong Kong film star Andy Lau. [4] However, the outcome of the first of his own films was highly praised by the critics rather than the public. In 1994 he collected a total of 500,000 HKD and film-materials left over by other productions to begin directing his award winning Made in Hong Kong . After Made in Hong Kong came out he was thought of as the hope for Hong Kong cinema by fellow Hong Kong filmmakers for challenging the stable model of Hong Kong filmmaking. He had become the first filmmaker to, independently of the big studios, challenge the genre of Hong Kong films and make realistic films about the political and social situations going on in Hong Kong at the time. The film was the first part to a trilogy that included The Longest Summer and Little Cheung.

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<i>Made in Hong Kong</i> (film) 1997 Hong Kong film directed by Fruit Chan

Made in Hong Kong (香港製造) is a 1997 Hong Kong drama film written and directed by Fruit Chan, executive produced and produced by Andy Lau and starring Sam Lee, Yim Hui-Chi, Wenders Li, and Tam Ka-Chuen. It won the Best Picture Award at the 1998 Hong Kong Film Awards along with 13 other wins and 6 nominations. The film was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

The Longest Summer is Hong Kong independent director Fruit Chan's second feature in the "1997 trilogy", first released in 1998. The first film in the trilogy is Made in Hong Kong. The movie details the problem faced by a group of disaffected Hong Kong ex-soldiers of the British Army, just before and after the 1997 handover by the People's Republic of China.

In 2002 he was a member of the jury at the 24th Moscow International Film Festival. [5]

The 24th Moscow International Film Festival was held from 21 to 30 June 2002. The Golden St. George was awarded to the Italian-French film Resurrection directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.


As director

Hollywood Hong Kong is a 2001 Hong Kong film directed by Fruit Chan, with screenplay written by Kei To Lam. It is the second instalment of his "prostitution trilogy" which Chan directed from 2000–02. The other two movies in the trilogy are Durian Durian (2000) and Public Toilet (2002).

<i>Public Toilet</i> (film) 2002 film by Fruit Chan

Public Toilet is a 2002 movie by Hong Kong director Fruit Chan, his first in digital format. The story revolves around a Beijing man, "Dong-dong", who was born in a public toilet. To look for his past, he searches lavatories around the world.

<i>Three Husbands</i> (2018 film) 2018 film directed by Fruit Chan

Three Husbands is a 2018 Hong Kong film directed by Fruit Chan, starring Zeng Meihuizi, Chan Charm-man. It is the last instalment of his "prostitution trilogy" which Chan directed from 2000–2018. The other two movies in the trilogy are Durian Durian, Hollywood Hong Kong .Three lead actresses are all nominated at Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress. It premiered at the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival on October 26, 2018.

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