Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Film LOVE LIFTING (GO GUI OI)
Elanne Kong Yeuk Lam and director Herman Yau Lai To yesterday attended a forum with their film LOVE LIFTING (GO GUI OI) advanced screening viewers. The film opened earlier in the Mainland, but Elanne did not see the film because To Man Jat asked her to wait and watch at the Hong Kong premiere together. Even though she did not see the film yet, she had the director on hand and were still able to share production highlight with the audience. The film is released now, half a year after its completion, and ran into strong competition from A SIMPLE LIFE (TOH JEH). Elaine said, "That's good too. They are doing great at the box office, Hong Kong films are films that need love, hopefully everyone will spread the word. After our film's Mainland release, everyday many posted on Ah Jat's and my microblog to say it was so touching that they cried from watching it." Elaine also said that viewers at the Mainland premiere were teary eyed. A woman said that she normally did not treat her husband too well, after watching the movie she wanted to treat him better as she learned to cherish those in front of her. This time she gained weight to play the weightlifter and was injured as well, would she like to win an award for her enormous sacrifices? She said about her first heart warming film, "I only hope that viewers would be moved to tears."