// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

"The White Storm" crime thriller opens Hong Kong Asian Film Fest

PanARMENIAN.Net - The White Storm, a crime thriller starring three of Hong Kong's most prolific actors, has opened the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lau Ching-wan, Louis Koo and Nicholas Cheung star in the action film about a clash between an undercover cop and a drug lord that director Benny Chan called his most defining work to date.

The three actors said at the opening ceremony of the festival that while the movie is filled with explosions and gunfights, some of the more memorable scenes showed the trio at their quietest and most emotional.

"Although the three of us just sit together without moving, I found that scene very hard to shoot, hard to write, hard to act. The result was very heartwarming. I think that was one of the most memorable scenes for me," Lau said.

Cheung said the support of his co-actors was touching, especially after he performed a dangerous stunt jumping off a cliff.

"They both saw me do a really dangerous stunt, so after I jumped and came back, they immediately gave me a beer and a cigarette. ... I felt really touched because they cared and they were worried about me," Cheung said.

The film will be released Nov. 29 in China and Dec. 5 in Hong Kong.

The film festival runs until Nov. 19, when it closes with South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, starring Tilda Swinton and Chris Evans.

 Top stories
The star is not on Hollywood Boulevard's main Walk of Fame but rather consists of a symbolic star dedicated by the Armenian community.
"Women of 1915" premiered in New Jersey, in June 2016 under the sponsorship of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Eastern U.S.
Bringing the story to the masses was a mission for Kirk Kerkorian, a businessman of Armenian descent who once owned Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Bridgewater is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, also having secured a Tony Award and a slew of other prizes.
Partner news