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Competition Special Mention & Audience Award

  • Japan Premiere

Competition|Special Programs < Special Focus on Hong Kong 2022 >



Director: Longman LEUNG (梁樂民)

2021|Hong Kong|137min|Language: Cantonese|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue
3/18 Fri 15:40 *Sold Out ABC Hall
3/20 Sun 12:20 *Sold Out ABC Hall
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Louise WONG (王丹妮)
Terrance LAU (劉俊謙)
Fish LIEW (廖子妤)
Louis KOO (古天樂)
NAKAJIMA Ayumu (中島歩)

Queen of Cantopop, striking actress, fashion icon, generous philanthropist, Anita MUI may have passed away in 2003, but her legend continues to burn bright and it gets a lavish biopic treatment in ANITA. The charts her climb to the top, taking audiences from her days as a child star performing on stage to being dubbed “The Madonna of the East” and a cultural icon during Hong Kong’s golden age in the eighties and nineties. Included are the numerous concerts and fashions that established her reputation as a diva, the heartbreaks that made her tabloid fodder, and the friendships with people like Leslie CHUNG that sustained her. Driving the film is a stirring central performance by model Louise Wong, in her first ever movie role, as she essays the determined nature of the singer Punctuating the drama are archive photos and clips that show the real-deal. At the end of the film, you will understand why Anita MUI was called, “The Daughter of Hong Kong.”

[Jason MAHER]

Director: Longman LEUNG (梁樂民)