Chau Nhuan Phat attended the press conference on October 5 (Photo: HK01)
On October 5, Chow Yun Fat interacted with the media at a press conference within the framework of the 28th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) at KNN Theater in Haeundae District, east of Busan, South Korea.
Dilettante ThanBcard Appreciate the freedom in creative activities and filmmaking in Korea. He believes that is one of the prerequisite factors that allows the film industry in the Northeast Asian country to achieve its current world reputation.
“Korea has a lot of freedom in creativity and filmmaking. Korean filmmakers deal with such unexpected topics and themes that one has to think, ‘Can this happen?’. That’s why I love Korean films – because of their ability to tackle unorthodox and fringe stories and their freedom,” he said.
Comparing with the working environment in Hong Kong (China), he believes that artistic creators are greatly limited because there is too much censorship, and many steps must be taken to bring projects into production. That makes it difficult to attract investment and tell authentic stories.
In addition to his expertise, he also enthusiastically answered side questions about his personal life, including rumors of his death last July.
“Some people say that I am dead, but in reality, I don’t care… If there is life, there must be death. I don’t care much about wrinkles. I’m not afraid of getting old. There’s nothing to be afraid of, because this is life,” he expressed his opinion.
He advises people to enjoy life, find some hobbies and interests to maintain physical and mental health.
“I plan to participate in the half marathon next November. Maybe I’ll die while running and then it won’t be fake news anymore,” he joked.
At the age of 68, Chau Nhuan Phat takes life and death lightly (Photo: Laineygossip)
Regarding the decision to donate his entire fortune of 5.6 billion Hong Kong dollars (715 million USD) to charity, the 68-year-old star said all financial problems are due to his wife, Ms. Tran Oai Lien, management and decisions.
“I also receive a monthly allowance from my wife, so I don’t know exactly how much I donated. But no matter what, I don’t think we can take anything with us if we leave. I think it won’t be a problem if we don’t bring anything with us, just two white rice meals a day will be enough. But now I have diabetes, sometimes I can only eat one meal,” Chau Nhuan Phat emphasized.
He added that the most expensive expense he made was buying camera lenses for his photography hobby.
Previously, at the opening ceremony of the 2023 Busan Film Festival on the evening of October 4, he was honored by the organizers with the Outstanding Asian Filmmaker award.
He thanked TVB and the Hong Kong film industry for helping him maintain a 50-year career. Besides, the veteran male artist also expressed his gratitude to his wife for helping him handle everything from family to work, without having to worry about anything to unleash his artistic creativity.
Chau Nhuan Phat and his wife Tran Oai Lien attended the opening ceremony of Busan Film Festival 2023 (Photo: HK01)
According to HK01, Koreajoongangdaily