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HKIFFS collaborates with Heaven Pictures to launch “B2B A Love Supreme” Project

HKIFFS collaborates with Heaven Pictures to launch 
“B2B A Love Supreme” Project

 

20 June 2019 (Hong Kong) – The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and China’s Heaven Pictures are teaming up with six prominent Asian filmmakers to go back to the basics.

 

In the project entitled “B2B A Love Supreme” announced in a press conference in Shanghai today – the “B2B” stands for “Back to Basics” – each filmmaker will be assigned a budget of RMB¥1,000,000 (approximately US$145,000) and challenged to demonstrate how they can produce a high quality film inexpensively.

 

The participating filmmakers range from acclaimed masters to emerging directors. They include the celebrated Taiwanese auteur TSAI Ming-Liang [Vive L’amour (1994) and Stray Dogs (2013)], multiple award-winning Japanese helmer ISHII Yuya [The Great Passage (2013), The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always The Densest Shade of Blue (2017)], veteran Korean-Chinese director ZHANG Lu [Dooman River (2010), Fukuoka (2019)], Chinese independent filmmaker YANG Jin [The Black and White Milk Cow (2004), Don’t Expect Praises (2012)], leading Malaysian New Wave director TAN Chui Mui [Love Conquers All (2006), Year Without A Summer (2010)], and Hong Kong director Philip YUNG, whose crime thriller Port of Call (2015) won seven Hong Kong Film Awards.

 

“Through this initiative, we aim to strip away the artifice of much contemporary movie-making, returning cinema to something raw and exciting,” said Jacob WONG, Director of the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and the Film Industry Services Office (FIS), under HKIFFS.

 

“We hope to tap into the amazing potential of film made under a limited budget, and to explore creative inspiration and embrace the core values of filmmaking,” echoed YANG Jin, General Manager of Heaven Pictures.

         

All six films will be co-produced by HKIFFS and Heaven Pictures. When completed, they will be released over the next three years. The HKIFFS will handle international sales and festival strategies through its HKIFF Collection.

 

Photo Caption :

Jacob WONG of the HKIFFS (8th from the left) and the six prominent Asian filmmakers attended the press conference in Shanghai. They include ZHANG Lu (5th from the left), ISHII Yuya (6th from the left), LEE Kang Sheng (represents TSAI Ming-Liang, 7th from the left), TAN Chui Mui (9th from the right), Philip YUNG (3rd from the right), and YANG Jin (1st from the right).

 

ISHII Yuya  [The Great Passage (2013), The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always The Densest Shade of Blue (2017)]

 

ZHANG Lu [Dooman River (2010), Fukuoka (2019)]

 

Jacob WONG said the collaboration aims to return cinema to the basics and the HKIFFS will handle international sales and festival strategies of the six films.

 

YANG Jin, General Manager of Heaven Pictures said the project will encourage filmmakers to explore creative inspiration.

20/06/2019

Cine Fan Pays Tribute to Two Distinguished Masters - Nicholas RAY and Robby MÜLLER

Cine Fan Pays Tribute to Two Distinguished Masters - Nicholas RAY and Robby MÜLLER

Cine Fan Pays Tribute to Two Distinguished Masters - 

Nicholas RAY and Robby MÜLLER

 

Cine Fan brings together the creative forces of American classicism and European art cinema in its June/July programme, paying tribute to two distinguished masters – legendary American auteur Nicholas RAY and European master of light Robby MÜLLER – whose creativity and vision have inspired generations of filmmakers.

 

RAY (1911-1979), ranked among the top of American auteurs, was hailed by the French New Wave critics for reinventing filmmaking from within the industry.  The nine films selected in the “Nicholas Ray, the Rebel Interrupted” programme showcase his distinctive mise-en-scène and rare operatic intensity.

 

His three masterpieces – female-driven political Western Johnny Guitar (1954), struggling youth tragedy Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and excoriating family drama Bigger Than Life (1956) ; were triumphs of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and the iconic figures of Joan CRAWFORD, James DEAN and James MASON were emblematic of a generation of post-war Hollywood stars.

 

Other significant works including In a Lonely Place (1950), On Dangerous Ground (1951), The Lusty Men (1952), Bitter Victory (1957) and Party Girl(1958) also affirmed the maverick director’s ingenuity in transforming melodramas into compelling visions of personal redemption, with a sympathy for alienated outcasts and honest views of the contradictions in American society.

 

Inspired by RAY’s cinematic innovation, a new generation of independent filmmakers have embraced his unorthodox approach in their experiments of forms and styles.  Also helping to shape their visions are the works of Robby MÜLLER (1940-2018), the Dutch cinematographer who created the transcendent images that became signatures of some of these filmmakers.

 

Presented in the “Robby Müller: Let’s Make Light” programme are eight films that fully demonstrate his inventive use of light and the lyricism of his camera movements.  In Wim WENDERS’ groundbreaking road movies, Alice in the Cities (1974) and The American Friend (1977), MÜLLER rendered them with uncommon soulfulness and visual poetry.  Likewise, in Mystery Train (1989) and Dead Man (1995), he visualized Jim JARMUSCH’s distinctive world of alienation and loneliness with eerie blues and high contrast monochrome respectively.

 

By experimenting with a handheld camera and the raw aesthetic of grainy images, he and Lars von Trier construed an exhilarating illusion of “reality” inBreaking the Waves (1996) and Dancer in the Dark (2000), the latter a Palme d’Or winner at Cannes.

 

Reflecting on their lifelong achievements are two documentaries – Nick’s Film: Lightning Over Water (1980) co-directed by RAY and WENDERS andLiving the Light – Robby Müller (2018) by Claire PIJMAN.

 

More information is available at http://cinefan.com.hk/.  Tickets can be purchased online and through all URBTIX outlets from 14 May 2019.  

 

Film list for screenings:

Nicholas Ray, The Rebel Interrupted

1. In a Lonely Place (1950)
2. On Dangerous Ground (1951)
3. The Lusty Men (1952)
4. Johnny Guitar (1954)
5. Bigger Than Life (1956)
6. Party Girl (1958)
7. Nick's Film: Lightning Over Water (1980)

 

Robby Müller: Let's Make Light

1. Alice in the Cities (1974)
2. The American Friend (1977)
3. The Left-handed Woman (1978)
4. Barfly (1987)
5. Mystery Train (1989)
6. Dead Man (1995)
7. Breaking the Waves (1996)
8. Living the Light – Robby Müller (2018)

 

The Golden Age

1. From Here to Eternity (1953)
2. Bitter Victory (1957)

 

Back to The Screen

1. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
2. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

-  End  -

 

10/05/2019

Cine Fan Showcases Absurdist Cinema from Central and Eastern Europe

Cine Fan Showcases Absurdist Cinema from Central and Eastern Europe

Cine Fan Showcases Absurdist Cinema 
from Central and Eastern Europe

 

Continuing the momentum of the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival, the latest Cine Fan programme showcases a selection of European absurdist cinema – most of them rarely seen on Hong Kong’s big screen.

 

Guest curated by film scholar Gabriel M. PALETZ, the “Absurdistan” programme brings together seven unusual films from Central and Eastern Europe.

 

“Absurdity comes from the difference between the promise and the reality of these countries during the cold war period. These socialist states were supposed to be triumph of the ideals of Marx and Lenin, however the everyday reality experienced by the people was very different,” PALETZ explained the contradictions which inspired filmmakers to conceive their allegorical satires.

 

Extraordinary works selected in the presentation include Reenactment (1968) and Carnival Scenes (1982), two seminal films by Lucian PINTILIE – otherwise known as the godfather of the Romanian New Wave – whose works have strongly influenced a new generation of Romanian directors, including Cristi PUIU and Cristian MUNGIU.

 

From Czech New Wave cinema are Peter SOLAN’s The Barnabas Kos Case (1964) and Pavel JURÁCEK’s Case for a New Hangman (1970), through which the audience could venture into the absurd world of autocratic rules and witness the contradictions of an entire regime. Both films were banned during the time, but nonetheless survived as testimonies against totalitarian suppression.

 

Using surrealistic fantasy as a weapon against authoritarianism, Soviet director Kira MURATOVA, in The Asthenic Syndrome (1989), reflects reality in a mirror labyrinth of a huge mosaic made out of a multitude of tiny pieces. Likewise, in The Whimsical World of Zbigniew Rybczynski, the innovative Polish filmmaker embroils us in his surreal and critical visions through experimental animated films – his short film Tango (1980) was Poland’s first ever Academy Award winner.

 

Each film mentioned above has one screening left in May only. More information are available at http://cinefan.com.hk/. Tickets can be purchased online and through all URBTIX outlets.

 

 

Absurdistan: The Central and Eastern European Cinema of the Absurd

Film list for screenings:

1. The Barnabas Kos Case (1964)

2. Reenactment (1968)

3. Case for a New Hangman (1970)

4. The Whimsical World of Zbigniew Rybczynski (1973-80)

5. Carnival Scenes (1982)

6. The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)

7. Amazing Shorts from Absurdistan (1958-70)

 

30/04/2019

Asian Premiere of By the Grace of God Brings A Remarkable Conclusion to HKIFF43

Asian Premiere of By the Grace of God Brings A Remarkable Conclusion to HKIFF43

Asian Premiere of By the Grace of God Brings

A Remarkable Conclusion to HKIFF43

 

The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43) draws to a successful conclusion today with the Asian premiere of the François OZON’s Berlinale Grand Jury Prize winner, By the Grace of God.

 

An engrossing dramatization of the real-life child abuse scandals of the Roman Catholic Church in France, By the Grace of God is a compassionate study of victims facing their own suppressed stories as the acclaimed French director engages the audience with his characters’ quiet fury and burden of silence. It officially closes HKIFF43 after over 230 films from 63 countries and regions were screened in the 15-day extravaganza.

 

Continuing the HKIFF43 momentum, though, is the upcoming Summer International Film Festival (SummerIFF) and the April/May Cine Fan programme, featuring exquisite Japanese classics and European absurdist films – most of them rarely seen on Hong Kong’s big screen.

 

“The Beauty of Sadness: Kawabata Yasunari” programme showcases nine different cinematic interpretations of Nobel laureate Kawabata’s literary world by nine directors. Highlights include SHINODA Masahiro’s exquisite With Beauty and Sorrow (1965); two versions of Thousand Cranes by YOSHIMURA Kozaburo and MASUMURA Yasuzo in 1953 and 1969 respectively; TOYODA Shiro’s Snow Country (1957) and NAKAMURA Noboru’s Twin Sisters of Kyoto (1963) – both are considered as Kawabata’s masterpieces.  

 

Guest curated by Gabriel M. PALETZ, the “Absurdistan” programme brings together seven unusual films from Central and Eastern Europe. Extraordinary works selected in the presentation include The Asthenic Syndrome (1989) by Kira MURATOVA; Case for a New Hangman by Pavel JURACEK; two seminal films by Romanian master Lucian PINTILIE – Reenactment (1968) and Carnival Scenes (1982), as well as a collection of short films showcasing the whimsical world of Zbigniew RYBCZYNSKI. Scathing and playful, these films express the ludicrousness of authoritarian rule through creative varieties of absurdity.

 

For fans of cinema, the year-round Cine Fan programmes featuring retrospectives and special focuses are great extensions to the HKIFF. More information are available at http://cinefan.com.hk/. Tickets can be purchased online and through all URBTIX outlets. Details of SummerIFF will be announced later.

 

02/04/2019

HKIFF43 Winners of Firebird Awards Announced at Gala

HKIFF43 Winners of Firebird Awards Announced at Gala

The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival

Winners of Firebird Awards Announced at Gala

 

 

WANG Lina’s A First Farewell and Ivan SALATIĆ’s You Have the Night are the big winners at the Firebird Awards of the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43).

 

Among the 12 winners, from four categories, announced at the Awards Gala held this evening at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, A First Farewell won the first-ever Young Cinema Competition (Chinese Language) Firebird Award, with You Have the Night taking home the prestigious award in the Young Cinema Competition (World).

 

A First Farewell by WANG Lina was commended by the Young Cinema Competition (Chinese Language) jury for offering “a lucid exposition of the characters’ heart and mind, and the actions driven by their inner selves” and for being “near perfection” for a debut feature. Give Me a Ride garnered two awards – XU Zhenhao for Best Director, and DANG Yu for Best Actor. The Best Actress Award went to HUANG Yao of The Crossing for “portraying a student across the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border so naturally and convincingly.”

 

From the eight films competing in the Young Cinema Competition (World), You Have the Night was chosen as the Firebird Award winner for “its depiction of a city by the sea and the closure of a shipyard is also a portrayal of several generations, and the political evolution of a country.”  The Best Director Award went to Bas DEVOS for Hellhole. Gustav LINDH of Queen of Hearts and Martina APOSTOLOVA of Irina were named the Best Actor and Best Actress respectively.

 

For the Documentary Competition, the jury unanimously gave the Firebird Award to Midnight Family directed by Luke LORENTZEN for “its non-judgmental approach to a story of interlocked poverty and tragedy is deeply moving.”  The Jury Prize was awarded to Advocate directed by Rachel Leah JONES and Philippe BELLAICHE.

 

All These Creatures directed by Charles WILLIAMS was selected as the Firebird Award winner in the Short Film Competition. The film was praised by the jury for having “a storyteller’s perspective to extend the poetics through the unflinching use of montage that demonstrates his mastery in short film production.”  The Jury Prize was awarded to The Call directed by Anca DAMIAN.

 

This year’s FIPRESCI Prize went to The Golden-Laden Sheep and the Sacred Mountain directed by Ridham JANVE. The film received commendation from the jury for “assembling a narrative that blends nature and spirituality into an irresistible and immersive flow.”  

 

01/04/2019

HKIFF43 Presents Gala Premiere of First Night Nerves

The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival

Presents Gala Premiere of First Night Nerves

Director Stanley KWAN and the Cast Greet the Audience

 

The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43) is proud to present the Gala Premiere of First Night Nerves at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre tonight. Renowned director Stanley KWAN led his stellar cast, including Sammi CHENG, Gigi LEUNG, BAI Baihe, Angie CHIU, QI Xi, Kiki SHEUNG, and Catherine CHAU to the stage and met the audience.

 

Following the Gala Premiere, an after-party was held at House 1881, the heritage building and former Marine Police Headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui. The director and the cast expressed their excitement and toasted for the film’s success.  

 

First Night Nerves, KWAN’s first Hong Kong film in nearly a decade, smartly explores the disparate cultures of show business and sisterhood. Speaking about setting his story in City Hall, KWAN said, “The news that the Hong Kong government suggesting to demolish City Hall reminded me of the many times I had used the building – going to film festivals, stage plays and concerts. I thought it would be interesting to come up with a story set in City Hall, using the place itself as a background and filling it with colorful characters. I’m truly grateful to the support of City Hall which made it possible.”

 

The film is about a new play to be staged at the landmark building. Sammi CHENG and Gigi LEUNG play two leading actresses feuding amidst the behind-the-scenes chaos, sparking off the hidden tensions among different players during the last seven days of rehearsals, in a metaphor commenting on the dismal state of art and film in Hong Kong.   

 

HKIFF43 is taking place from 18 March to 1 April 2019. Tickets can be booked online (at www.hkiff.org.hk) and all URBTIX outlets.

 

 

28/03/2019

HKIFF43 Announces Change in Firebird Awards Jury Member

HKIFF43 Announces Change in Firebird Awards Jury Member

The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival

Announces Change in Firebird Awards Jury Member
 

The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43) today announced that renowned actress YU Nan is unable to serve as a jury member for the Firebird Awards – Young Cinema Competition (Chinese language), headed by celebrated actor-director JIANG Wen.

 

“Due to a sudden change in my filming schedule, I regret missing the opportunity to serve on the jury of the competition. I wish all the best to the Hong Kong International Film Festival and every success to the Firebird Awards,” YU said.     

 

Joining JIANG on the jury are acclaimed actor Tony LEUNG Ka-fai, and illustrious Taiwanese producer and academic, Professor Peggy CHIAO. Together they will identify four winners from some of the emerging talents of the Chinese language cinema out of eight competition films in the category. The results will be announced in the Awards Gala on 31 March at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.   

 

26/03/2019

HKIFF43 Announces Firebird Awards Jury Members

HKIFF43 Announces Firebird Awards Jury Members

The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival

Announces Firebird Awards Jury Members
 

The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43) today announced a glittering line-up of jury members for its four Firebird Awards competition sections, including JIANG Wen, YU Nan, Tony LEUNG Ka-fai and Angela SCHANELEC.

 

Besides the regular categories of Young Cinema, Documentary and Short Film, a new section for Chinese language films has been added to the Young Cinema Competition this year. Four independent juries will select a total of 12 winners out of the 42 competition films, and the results will be announced in the Awards Gala on 31 March at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

 

Heading the jury for the new Young Cinema Competition for Chinese Language Films is celebrated actor-director JIANG Wen. Joining him on the jury are acclaimed actor Tony LEUNG Ka-fai and actress YU Nan. Film scholar David BORDWELL is unfortunately indisposed and his place on the jury will be taken up by renowned Taiwanese producer and academic, Professor Peggy CHIAO. Together they will identify winners from some of the emerging talents of the Chinese language cinema.  

 

The jury of Young Cinema Competition for World Cinema consists of four distinguished industry professionals – Michel CIMENT, editor of the French film monthly Positif; Angela SCHANELEC, who just won the Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Director Award with her latest work I Was at Home, But; Ignas SCHEYNIUS, the founder and Director of the Board of the Stockholm International Film Festival; and SAKANO Yuka, Head of international relations at the Kawakita Memorial Film Institute, Tokyo.

 

The Documentary Competition jury is composed of three veterans. Vitaly MANSKY – one of the most prominent Russian documentary filmmakers and producers – takes up the role as a jury member. Other jury members include Andrew PIKE, documentarian, film historian and Director of the Canberra International Film Festival; and Freddie WONG, a well-known Hong Kong film critic and the director of The Drunkard (2010).

 

Short Film Competition jury members include three notable industry professionals – WU De-Chuen, the winner of several animation awards in Hong Kong and Taiwan; WONG Chun, who was named Best New Director at the Golden Horse Awards and the Hong Kong Film Awards with his debut feature Mad World (2016); and Anke LEWEKE, a German film critic and consultant for a number of film festivals, including the Berlinale.

 

In addition to their jury duties, JIANG Wen (Hidden Man), Angela SCHANELEC (I Was at Home, But) and Vitaly MANSKY (Putin’s Witnesses) will also be sharing experiences and insights in person with the audience after the HKIFF43 screening of their films in master class and meet-the-audience sessions.

 

The Firebird Awards Competition is part of HKIFF43 which is being held from 18 March to 1 April 2019.

 

22/03/2019

HKIFF43 Kicks Off with World Premiere of Bodies at Rest

HKIFF43 Kicks Off with World Premiere of Bodies at Rest

The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival

Kicks Off with World Premiere of Bodies at Rest

 

The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43) kicks off tonight with the world premiere of Renny HARLIN’s Chinese language crime thriller Bodies at Rest at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

 

Joining HARLAN and his main cast of Nick CHEUNG, Richie JEN, Carlos CHAN, Roger KWOK, and Ron NG at a glittering opening ceremony for the 15-day, 230-film cinematic extravaganza, were Bernard CHAN, the Under Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development, HKIFF Ambassador Aaron KWOK, and Youth Ambassadors Jennifer YU and Neo YAU.

 

There was also a strong presence of filmmakers from around the region, including Korean maestro LEE Chang-dong of the internationally acclaimed Burning, TSUKAMOTO Shinya, the director of Killing, and young Chinese director BAI Xue of The Crossing.

 

Dr. Wilfred WONG, Chairman of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS), described the Hong Kong International Film Festival as one of the most anticipated cultural events in the region in his welcome speech.

 

“As always, HKIFF43 receives tremendous support from film fans in Hong Kong, with as many as 75 screenings already sold out as of today,” enthused Dr. WONG. “We have also managed to bring together many distinguished filmmakers from around the world to share their visions and insights with local audience and their peers in the film industry.”  

 

WONG said he was excited by this year’s programme which includes a retrospective on the career of the legendary action master Sammo HUNG, this year’s Filmmaker in Focus, as well as three master classes by two-time Oscar-winning director Asghar FARHADI, LEE Chang-dong and celebrated actor-director JIANG Wen.

 

The Opening Film Bodies at Rest kicks off in an unusual setting of a morgue, where a forensic expert (played by Nick CHEUNG) and his assistant are accosted by a masked intruder (played by Richie JEN) and his gang, who demand access to a body containing evidence to a crime. Hollywood action director Renny HARLIN skillfully reconstructs his decathlon of violence, intensity of suspense and mind-blowing action sequences of Die Hard 2 (1990) into the Hong Kong genre of crime thriller with an explosive twist.

 

HKIFF43 is taking place from 18 March to 1 April 2019. Tickets can be booked online (at www.hkiff.org.hk) and all URBTIX outlets.

 

19/03/2019

HKIFF & FWD Collaborate to Showcase Asian Cinematic Glamour at House 1881

HKIFF & FWD Collaborate to Showcase Asian Cinematic Glamour at House 1881

HKIFF and FWD Collaborate to Showcase

Asian Cinematic Glamour at House 1881

 

The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and FWD are joining forces to showcase the pride of Asian cinematic culture and talent in Hong Kong.

 

FWD is a premier partner of the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43) and a number of special events will be held at House 1881 – the heritage building and former Marine Police Headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui – to mark and celebrate this year’s festival.

 

An after-party will be held at House 1881 on 27 March following the gala premiere of First Night Nerves, the much anticipated new feature film by renowned director Stanley KWAN with a powerhouse ensemble cast. Until 26 March, a “Corridor of Cinematic Treasures” has also been set up at the heritage site to allow the public free access to view rare images of classic films in its historical surroundings.

 

Albert LEE, Executive Director of HKIFFS, said, “We are grateful for the generous support of FWD, and are privileged to stage HKIFF43 events at House 1881. The partnership between one of the longest-running film festivals in Asia and one of Hong Kong’s most remarkable historical landmarks is of exalted significance. Presenting over 230 films this year, comprising both timeless classics and exciting new works, the HKIFF will continue to offer audience extraordinary experiences of cinematic magic.”   

 

Paul TSE, Chief Marketing Officer of FWD Hong Kong & Macau, said, “We are honored to be the Premier Partner of HKIFF. FWD and HKIFF share a mutual vision to preserve heritage and engage the community through unique experiences. This partnership marks FWD’s first community event that brings our ‘Celebrate Living’ brand promise to life at House 1881. We’re planning to host regular activities that take full advantage of the property’s historic courtyard and surrounding gardens to showcase its enduring legacy and charm to both the Hong Kong public and tourists alike.”

 

About House 1881

House 1881 is a cultural landmark and the former Hong Kong Marine Police Headquarters. Comprising a boutique hotel and unique dining concepts, this historic site reflects FWD’s mission to ‘Celebrate Living’ by providing enriching and interactive experiences.

 

The property’s historic courtyard and surrounding gardens showcase its legacy and heritage value to both locals and tourists alike. House 1881 offers FWD a unique opportunity to engage with the community in meaningful ways through cultural activities and events while preserving one of Hong Kong’s iconic landmarks.

 

For more information please visit https://www.fwd.com.hk/en/press/2019/1881-heritage/

 

About FWD

FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Japan. In Hong Kong, FWD offers life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, and financial planning. The life insurance and general insurance operating entities have been assigned strong financial strength ratings by international rating agencies — FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited is rated “A3” by Moody’s and “A” by Fitch; and FWD General Insurance Company Limited is rated “A” by Fitch.

 

FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.

 

Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business of investment group, Pacific Century Group.

 

For more information please visit WWW.FWD.COM.HK and WWW.FWD.COM.MO.

 

 

07/03/2019

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