EXCLUSIVE: Baseball film recenrtly premiered at HKIFF.
Hong Kong-based Golden Scene has picked up international rights to Chan Chi Fat’s Weeds On Fire, which recently premiered at the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF).
Inspired by the true story of Hong Kong’s first teenage baseball team, the film revolves around two childhood friends coming of age in the new towns of 1980s Hong Kong.
Produced by renowned scriptwriter Chan Hing Kai and cinematographer O Sing Pui, the film is the inaugural production of the First Feature Film Initiative, a scheme backed by CreateHK to support first-time feature directors in Hong Kong.
Veteran actor Liu Kai Chi plays the baseball coach with actor Lam Yiu Sing (High Noon) and Wu Tsz Tung, a member of the Hong Kong baseball team, rounding out the cast.
Golden Scene’s Cannes slate also includes Herman Yau’s The Mobfathers, which also premiered at this year’s HKIFF, and controversial omnibus Ten Years, which was recently acquired by Taiwan’s Joint Entertainment.