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SCED congratulates Deanie Ip on winning best actress award at Venice Film Festival

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, today (September 11) congratulated Hong Kong seasoned actress Ms Deanie Ip for winning the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress award at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.

"I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Ms Ip. This award is not only an international recognition of Ms Ip's outstanding achievement, but a testimony of the level of excellence in our film industry. We applaud Ms Ip's achievement which is an immense encouragement to us all, and particularly to those in the industry," Mr So said.

Mr So also said Hong Kong films are renowned globally and have received numerous international awards. The Government will continue its efforts to nurture talent on all fronts with a view to promoting its sustainable development in the industry, through the Create Hong Kong office and the Film Development Council.

Ms Ip received the best actress award for her role in the film "Tao Jie" (A Simple Life), which depicts a heart-warming story between her and the master she looked after.

Sunday, September 11, 2011