A Hong Kong film portraying a dystopian future under Chinese Communist Party rule won one of Asia's top film awards, Sarah Mills reports.
Given its political undertones, no one expected Ten Years to be one of this year's big winners at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Months after pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong demanding China's leaders allow full democracy in 2017 - Ten Years' dystopian vision of a future under Chinese Communist Party rule has clearly struck a chord - and the movie scooped the coveted Best Picture prize. Here's Executive Producer Andrew Choi: SOUNDBITE Executive Producer, Andrew Choi, saying (Cantonese): "This award tells us there is still hope in Hong Kong. We have very limited budget in this production. The award reminds us to be humble, continue to work hard and produce movies with heart and courage." Speaking on the way in he said: SOUNDBITE Executive producer, Andrew Choi, saying (English): "I think the most important thing is Hong Kong people will concern about the future. I think this is the whole objective of our film. But we're honoured to be here tonight." The big winner of the night though was Crime thriller Port of Call. Based on a true murder case where a young prostitute was killed, the drama won seven awards including all trophies in the acting categories.