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Raymond Chow to be honoured at Tokyo film festival

Veteran Hong Kong film industry figure Raymond Chow will receive the “TIFF Special Appreciation Award” at the upcoming Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct 20-29), organisers announced today.

Chow, famed founder of Golden Harvest studios, served as a jury member for the Young Cinema Competition at the inaugural edition of TIFF in 1985. Once Upon A Time In China and a revival of Enter The Dragon are among Chow productions that have screened at TIFF.

Chow will be feted on the opening day of TIFF at an awards ceremony along with a retrospective of his international hits including The Cannonball Run.

Chow commented on the accolade: “One of the most prestigious invitations in my life was to be a jury member at the first Tokyo International Film Festival. I am very humbled at being honored with the Special Appreciation Award at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival. It means a lot to be recognised by my friends in Japan.”

TIFF announces its full lineup on September 20 and is expected to hold special events to celebrate its 25th edition.

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