Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Johnnie To Kei Fung has always insisted on principles. He never goes to cinemas for meet and greet and does not like to attend award ceremonies. However earlier he attended the Shanghai International Film Festival. Two days ago when he promoted his film BLIND DETECTIVE (MAN TAM) in Wuhan he was asked about it and helplessly shook his head. He said, "I will never go there again." His explanation was simple. "It's not a real film festival. It doesn't respect film." BLIND DETECTIVE has not had any cinema audience appreciation like other films. To Kei Fung said, "I don't understand why directors run around cinemas. If only this way can attract viewers, what kind of film is it? I have been to cinemas several times and already know how this game is played. I don't want to go anyway." He also criticized that some young actors do not know how to act or what film is! He joked, "You see how long I have worked with Lau Ching Wan. How handsome is he?" Some reporters nodded. Wai Ka Fai said that in the eyes of Amy Kwok Oi Ming, Lau Ching Wan is a hunk. To Kei Fung said, "She's blind!" BLIND DETECTIVE two days ago opened in Hong Kong and China simultaneously. Its Mainland opening day box office was near 18 million RMB. In Hong Kong with the earlier advanced screening the film netted almost HK$20 million.

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