FILE - In this July 29, 2013 file photo, film director Bong Joon-ho, left, actor Chris Evans and actress Tilda Swinton pose for the media during a press conference of their new film "Snowpiercer" in Seoul, South Korea. A Hong Kong film festival on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 unveiled a lineup bookended by an action movie inspired by director John Woo's works and the South Korean sci-fi action thriller featuring Hollywood stars Swinton and Evans.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Friday, October 11, 2013 9:08 pm
HK film fest features John Woo-style cop thriller
The Associated Press
The 10th annual Hong Kong Asia Film Festival opens later this month with the world premiere of Benny Chan's "The White Storm," a classic cop thriller reminiscent of the days of John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow" and which stars three of Hong Kong's most prolific actors - Sean Lau, Louis Koo and Nick Cheung.
The festival said Friday it will close with director Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer," a South-Korean sci-fi action thriller starring Swinton and Evans.
Chan said he was honored that his film was chosen to open the festival, calling cop-themed crime thrillers unique to Hong Kong cinema.
Other notable films chosen include Tsai Ming-liang's "Stray Dogs," singer/actor Juno Mak's directorial debut "Rigor Mortis," and "Bends," directed by first-time director Flora Lau.
The Hong Kong Asia Film Festival runs from Oct. 25-Nov. 19.