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Johnnie To's 'Life Without Principle' to Open Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

Johnnie To
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The regionally-focused event opens Oct. 18.

HONG KONG – Johnnie To’s Venice and Toronto entry Life Without Principle is set to be open the 2011 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF), while Wong Jing-po’s amine-inspired actioner Let’s Go will be the closing film of the festival.

To’s Life Without Principle stars Lau Ching-wan (Overheard 1 & 2), Richie Ren (Punished) and Denise Ho.

Let’s Go lead Juno Mak will help promote Asian films as this year’s HKAFF Ambassador.

Organized by the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival Society in association with Broadway Cinematheque, a subsidiary of Edko Films, the HKAFF is in its eighth edition, to be held from Oct. 18 through Nov. 8.