Press Release

The 40th HKIFF presents the Premiere of Nessun Dorma Janice MAN's most daring performance ever

Mar 22, 2016

22 March 2016 (Hong Kong) – Nessun Dorma makes its premiere at Hong Kong Cultural Centre tonight, with star - studded casts Mr. LAM Ka-tung, Ms. Janice MAN, Mr. Andy HUI Chi-on, Mr. Paco WONG, Ms. Candice YU On-on, Mr. Wilfred LAU Ho-lung, Ms. LEE Man, Ms. Tarah CHAN, Mr. Phat CHAN, Mr. Ken LAW Ho-ming and Ms. Pancy CHAN Pui-sze and etc.  After the success of last year’s Sara, Herman is managed to make another complex psychological local thriller about true love and the choices of life.

Ms. Janice MAN, who gained extensive popularity after Helios, said “I am always looking for ways to make a breakthrough.  I would love to play variety of different roles on screen and so far Nessun Dorma will be my most daring performance.  I would like to thank the director for his trust.”

The film is about a beautiful yet naive TSANG (Ms. Janice MAN) having second thoughts about her arranged marriage with the most eligible bachelor in town (Mr. LAM Ka-tung) because she is secretly in love with the dog-loving math prodigy FONG (Mr. Andy HUI).  One night, she is attacked on her way home.  She wakes up and finds herself trapped in a room and tied to a bed naked.  She was raped but managed to escape, and this leads to murderous outcomes. 

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About The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)
The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is one of Asia’s most reputable platforms for filmmakers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch new works and experience outstanding films.

Screening over 280 titles from more than 50 countries in over 10 major cultural venues across the territory, the Festival is Hong Kong’s largest cultural event that reaches an audience of over 600,000.

Committed to discovering new talent, the Festival premieres the breadth of Chinese cinema and showcases Asian talents. As a lifestyle event, festival-goers can enjoy world-class films, attend seminars hosted by leading filmmakers from around the world, visit film exhibitions, join celebration parties, and more.

The Festival draws extensive media coverage from over 500 local and international press members and continues to grow in importance as one of the premier platforms to launch films in Asia. HKIFF40 will be held from 21 March to 4 April 2016.


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The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited (HKIFFS) is a charitable, non-profit and non-governmental organisation dedicated to the discovery and promotion of creativity in the art and culture of film.

The Society is committed to making world cinema accessible and affordable to the public. It organises the annual flagship Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) in March and April. Another annual highlight is the Summer International Film Festival (Summer IFF) held every August. Besides, the HKIFF Cine Fan Programme was launched in April 2013 with the aim to enrich and deepen the experience of Hong Kong moviegoers, the monthly programme features a variety of curate contemporary, retrospective and thematic showcases.

Passionately believing in the power of films to unite cultures and generations, the HKIFFS is devoted to giving thousands of film lovers around the region direct access to the world’s most inspired films all year round.

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