Fruit Chan at the Hong Kong Art Centre, 28 July 2017
|Born||15 April 1959|
Hong Kong Film Awards – Best Director
1998 Made in Hong Kong
2001 Durian Durian
Golden Bauhinia Awards – Best Director
1998 Made in Hong Kong
2001 Durian Durian
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards – Best Director
1998 Made in Hong Kong
2015 The Midnight After
2003 Hollywood Hong Kong
Golden Horse Awards – Best 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.
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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.
Durian Durian is a 2000 Hong Kong film directed by Fruit Chan. The film portrays the experiences of a young girl, Fan and her sex worker neighbour, Yan in Hong Kong.
Stanley Kwan is a Hong Kong film director and producer.
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.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.
John Woo SBS is a Chinese-born Hong Kong filmmaker, writer, and actor. He is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action sequences, stylized imagery, Mexican standoffs, frequent use of slow motion and allusions to neo-noir, ‘’wuxia’’ and Western cinema.
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Datuk Chan Kong-sang, known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. He is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself, in the cinematic world. He has trained in wushu or kungfu and hapkido, and has been acting since the 1960s, appearing in over 150 films.
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.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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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.
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