The Lawrence Kan-directed comedy-drama received 16 nominations, at the Tuesday nominations event, including best picture and best new director as well as others for cinematography, editing sound design and original song.
The story sees an investigative reporter go under cover to expose cruelty and other wrong-doings at the Rainbow Bridge Care Home. It premiered last year at the Shanghai film festival and was a highlight of the New York Asian Film Festival, but came away empty-handed from the Golden Horse Film Awards, where it had been nominated in five categories. It enjoyed its commercial release in Hong Kong in November.
Other contenders in the HKFA best film category are: Nick Cheung’s “Time Still Turns the Pages,” Soi Cheang’s “Mad Fate,” Felix Chong’s “The Goldfinger” and box office record breaker “A Guilty Conscience,” directed by Jack Ng. the same five pictures all accrued nominations for best director. Both “Daylight” and “Pages” are produced by Derek Yee, chairman of the HKFA.
The same five titles hogged other nominations too. “Pages” and “Goldfinger” each amassed 12. “Mad Fate,” which debuted in Berlin last year, and “Guilty Conscience” each took ten.
There were also nominations for best Asian Chinese film, which went to “The Pig, the Snake…
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The post “‘In Broad Daylight’ Leads Hong Kong Film Awards Nominations” by Patrick Frater was published on 02/08/2024 by variety.com