Fruit Chan’s latest feature added to inaugural Macao Film Festival program


The inaugural edition of the International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM), which will run in Macao, China from December 8 to December 13, has announced the addition of the World Premiere of Fruit Chan’s latest feature Shining Moment to its program.

The film’s plot is described as follows: “After being sidelined by his gymnastics team, Yu (Hins Cheung) quits and reinvents himself as a Latin dance instructor. He assembles a group of children to compete in a Latin dance competition. Can Yu, still facing his own insecurities, teach them to truly dance? Can Yu bring out the best in these children and let them shine on stage?”

Fruit Chan’s feature directorial career began in 1997 with the breakout film Made in Hong Kong (1997).

Over the years, he has directed such acclaimed features as The Longest Summer (1998), for which he was awarded a Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and The Midnight After (2014).

Shining Moment will join the other eleven previously announced titles in IFFAM’s Official Competition line-up. The jury, tasked with selecting the first ever winners of the festival, will be presided over by director Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth).



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