JOSIE HO 何超儀: MY VERY FIRST HONG KONG INTERVIEW... IN CANNES
Last night, I was turning with nostalgia and sadness, the pages of some old issues of "Kumite", a magazine which just disappeared (check out the
Kumite is Dead entry) and realized that the first Hong Kong artist I interviewed in my life, was
Josie Ho 何超儀.
It was in 2002, during the
Cannes Film Festival (my first time there), after watching some short movies of the official selection (including
太太, a story about adultery if I remember, where she has the leading role), I went to the Hong Kong Pavillion, a place where you're supposed to find any informations related Hong Kong. Then, somebody from the
Hong Kong Trade Development Council told me that Josie Ho was in Cannes, in a restaurant just in front of the Palais. I thought he was kidding, but no, and he took me to the place.
Josie Ho and the director
Nicholas Chin, the cinematographer
Charlie Lam林志堅, and the actors
Conroy Chan陳子聰were eating when I arrived, so I was a bit embarassed. But finally everybody were very cool and nice with me. I sat and talk with them and I did Josie's interview in the restaurant (I was working with a MD at that time).
After that, I took some pictures and the interview was published in "Kumite" one year and a half later (!) back to back with my preview article about
Twins Effect 千機變, a movie which was supposed to be released in France in 2003 and was finally delayed until ...the end of 2007! You can check out all the
Tai Taistills and the Cannes pictures in the photo album