Tang, Leung to attend AFA


HONG KONG -- "Lust, Caution" stars Tang Wei and Tony Leung Chiu Wai will join Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang, last year's AFA best actress winner Nakatani Miki and action star Jet Li among those attending this year's Asian Film Awards, organizers said Friday.

Now in its second year, the AFA touts itself as one of the most important and prestigious film awards events in Asia. It kicks off the Hong Kong Entertainment Expo and is organized by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society.

The principal sponsor of the event is the Mission Hills Group, an organization that promotes international cultural exchange and hopes to inspire Asian filmmakers. The Hong Kong Film Development Fund and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council also sponsor.

The event will be broadcast locally in Hong Kong on terrestrial English-language channel TVB Pearl as well as elsewhere in Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S.