Screen Daily: Hong Kong International Film Festival chooses the High Life
Zhao Dayong’s The High Life picked up both the Silver Digital Award the FIPRESCI prize at the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), while the Golden Digital Award went to Yang Heng’s Sun Spots.
The festival’s Asian Digital Competition encourages young filmmakers in Asia to explore the potential of digital media. Yang previously took the FIPRESCI prize at the 31st HKIFF for Betelnut.
The High Life, which follows a group of lost souls living in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, is Zhao’s feature debut.
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