|Andrew Choi, executive producer of Ten Years with the cast and crew|
|A scene from Ten Years that looks at Hong Kong in 2025|
|Peter Lam believes the film politicized the film awards|
Motion Picture Industry Association chair Crucindo Hung Cho-sing also said Ten Years' win was a "big joke".
"It was not nominated for the best actor, actress or cinematography, so it doesn't even match the standards of a best picture," Hung said. "I don't know if anyone was using the awards as a political tool."
Lawmaker Ma Fung-kwok, who is also Film Development Council chairman, thought the filmmakers of Ten Years might be "too worried" about Hong Kong's future.
Then why did the film that cost HK$500,000 to make went on to make HK$5 million in the box office?
It resonates with people, talking about their fears of what Hong Kong could possibly be, with some of the scenes already a reality. It may not have a star cast or have high production values, but the ideas are there.
|A Hong Kong taxi driver can't speak Putonghua in Ten Years|
The city is so divided -- you're either on one side or the other -- reminiscent of the Occupy protests, the blues or the yellows.
When will these divisions end so that we can focus on making Hong Kong better?
But it seems like the establishment are only concerned about enriching themselves at the expense of the rest, and the rest are trying to scrape whatever opportunities are left to survive.
As Choi says, there is hope if we keep working harder. And that flame has flickered a bit brighter now.