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Premiere of Carina Lau’s In Your Dreams to open Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2017

Relationship drama produced by and co-starring the award-winning actress will receive its world premiere at festival in October, before going on general release in Hong Kong in January

PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 September, 2017, 5:03pm
UPDATED : Monday, 25 September, 2017, 5:03pm

The 2017 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival will open on October 31 with the world premiere of Hong Kong relationship drama In Your Dreams, produced by and starring award-winning actress Carina Lau Kar-ling in one of its two leading roles, organisers announced on Monday.

Written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker Tam Wai-ching, the story revolves around the burgeoning relationship between a secondary school student (played by Ng Siu-hin, She Remembers, He Forgets ) who lives with his alcoholic father (Tung Wai), and his new class teacher (Lau), whose husband (Tse Kwan-ho) is having an affair with a younger dance instructor (Jennifer Yu Heung-ying, Sisterhood ).

A beneficiary of the second round of the Hong Kong Film Development Council’s First Feature Film Initiative – the first has spawned award winners Mad World and Weeds on Fire , as well as the yet-to-be-released Opus 1In Your Dreams also marks a return to low-budget filmmaking for Lau, who starred in Flora Lau Wan-man’s debut, Bends (2013), in between her mega-budget Detective Dee film series commitments.

Following its screenings at the festival, In Your Dreams is set to open in Hong Kong cinemas in January.

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