Philip Yung’s crime thriller epic Where The Wind Blows world premiered as one of the two local films opening the 46th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF46).
Joining co-lead Aaron Kwok on the red carpet were members of the film’s ensemble cast, including Lam Yiu-sing, Stephen Ho Kai-nam, Deon Cheung Chung-chi, Wan Yeung-ming, and Paco Wong Hing Nam. The multi-talented Kwok also returns as Hong Kong International Film Festival’s official ambassador for the fourth year.
Where The Wind Blows, Yung’s long-awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed Port of Call (39th Closing Film), is an ambitious, genre-bending epic loosely based on the rise and fall of the notorious “Four Great Sergeants” in 1960s Hong Kong. The film centers on the friendship and rivalry between two resourceful police detectives who forge dangerous alliances with organized crime.
This first onscreen pairing of superstars Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung Chiu-wai also boasts a scene-stealing performance from Hong Kong cinema icon Michael Hui. Michael Chow, Elaine Jin, Tse Kwan-ho, DU Juan, Jessie LI and Patrick Tam Yiu-man are also among the stellar cast.