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Hong Kong Film ‘All Shall Be Nicely’ Wins Prestigious Award at Berlin Movie Pageant

Hong Kong Film ‘All Shall Be Nicely’ Wins Prestigious Award at Berlin Movie Pageant

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The 74th Berlin International Film Festival wrapped up on February 25 after 10 days. Among the winners of the parallel awards include the Hong Kong movie, All Shall Be Well. Ray Yeung’s film took home the Best Feature Film for the Teddy Awards. The prize is given to movies championing LGBTQ stories and topics.

The Teddy Award accompanies the Berlinale with talks, discussions, panels, and interviews on current queer movies. It has been presented at the prestigious film festival for 38 years. It is also among the oldest queer film awards in the world. And this year sees the triumph of Leung’s newest work in the top prize.

Ray Yeung’s ‘All Shall Be Well’ wins the prestigious Teddy Award

Other than the Teddy Award, the movie was placed third in the Panorama Audience Award for Best Feature Film. All Shall Be Well tells the story of Angie and Pat, a wealthy lesbian couple in their mid-60s. One night, Pat suddenly passes away. In grief, Angie gains support from her friends and Pat’s family—at first. 

Soon enough, disputes over Pat’s funeral and claims over her property cause a rift in her relationship with Pat’s family. This includes the flat she shared with Pat for the last 30 years. With help from her chosen family, Angie embarks on a journey of self-reliance as she heads towards her twilight years.

The movie stars Patra Au Ga Man and Maggie Li Lin Lin in leading roles. Initial reviews for the movie give strong praise for their performances. All Shall Be Well is Yeung’s follow-up to Suk Suk, a film that also focused on the older queer community in Hong Kong.

The winners of the 74th Berlin Film Festival

This year’s Berlin International Film Festival took place from February 15 to 25. Actress Lupita Nyong’o served as Jury President for the main competition. Hong Kong director and double Golden Bear recipient, Ann Hui was also part of the International Jury. Filmmaker Martin Scorsese took home the Honorary Golden Bear.

The Golden Bear went to French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop’s Dahomey. It is the second year in a row that a documentary received the festival’s highest honour. Meanwhile, A Traveler’s Needs by Hong Sang-soo received the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize. It is the second time he got the award following The Novelist’s Film in 2022.

Making history this year is Shambhala, the first Nepali film to compete at a major film festival. It is also the first Nepali film to be part of the Berlinale.

Watch the trailer for All Shall Be Well below.

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All images credit: ray.yeung.filmmaker/Instagram

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong

Source: Prestige Online

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