Hong Kong's 'Cold War' to open Busan International Film Festival

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 September, 2012, 3:28am

Although Cold War is only the first film directed by industry veterans Longman Leung Lok-man and Sunny Luk Kim-ching, it has been selected as the opening movie for this year's Busan International Film Festival on October 4.

Previous opening movies at the prestigious South Korean film festival have been directed by the likes of Zhang Yimou and Feng Xiaogang.

The directors, action choreographer Chin Kar-lok and stars including award-winning actors Aaron Kwok Fu-shing, Tony Leung Ka-fai and Gordon Lam Ka-tung made the announcement on Monday at the Sky100 observation deck in West Kowloon's International Commerce Centre.

"I was really happy for the two directors when I got the news that we were going to Busan," Kwok said. "It proves once again that great teamwork is key to a successful film."

The directors set out to explore a fresh twist on the crime movie genre. Cold War revolves around detectives' problems at the station and their battle against a gang of criminals who have been kidnapping police officers.

After its world premiere in Busan, the film opens in Hong Kong cinemas on October 18.