SCED congratulates film director Wong Kar-wai on receiving Lumière Award
The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, today (October 21) congratulated renowned Hong Kong film director Wong Kar-wai for receiving the Lumière Award at the Lumière Festival 2017 in Lyon, France. Wong is the first Hong Kong filmmaker to be bestowed the honour.
"The award is an international recognition of the exceptional contribution of Wong to the film industry worldwide. We applaud his achievement in successfully demonstrating to the international audience the quality and stylistic work of our Hong Kong filmmakers," Mr Yau said.
Created in 2009 by the Institut Lumière, the festival has become one of the largest international festivals of classic cinema. Previous awardees have included directors Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Clint Eastwood.
Mr Yau said the numerous international awards scooped by Hong Kong filmmakers in recent years is an encouraging sign that their quality work has been well received in the international film arena. The Government will continue to work with the Film Development Council to support the film industry in Hong Kong on various fronts with a view to promoting its sustainable development.
Ends/Saturday, October 21, 2017