“Patio of Illusion” wins Best Foreign Language Feature Film and gets 4 More Nominations at the Madrid International Film Festival in Spain
London– On August 27, 2021, at 4pm (London Time), Madrid International Film Festival announced its awards list. Among the team that created “Patio of Illusion”, the director Shangshi Chen, the lead actor Ka Lok Tang (Eugene Tang), the screenwriter Mengmeng Chen, and the US producer and distribution executive (Worldwide) Sunny Xiang attended the online ceremony. “Patio of Illusion” won Best Foreign Language Feature Film and 4 nominations, and the director Shangshi Chen gave the acceptance speech.
The nominations included: Shangshi Chen for Best Director of Foreign Language Feature Film, Ka Lok Tang(Eugene Tang) for Outstanding Leading Actor in Foreign Language Film, Tengbin Zhu for Best Set Design, and Li Le Zhi for Best Supporting Actress in a Foreign Language Film. At the same time, “Patio of Illusion” was also featured on the cover page and inside pages of Film Magazine for a detailed introduction.
The 10th Madrid International Film Festival in Spain hosted an online annual awards ceremony from August 23 to August 27, 2021. In Europe, Madrid International Film Festival is one of the most popular film festivals while being valuable and helpful to filmmakers. This year, 28 feature films, 36 short films, and 22 documentaries were selected for screening at the festival.
“Patio of Illusion” stood out from 17 films and won Best Foreign Language Feature Film along with 4 nominations. While taking the lead in utilizing 8K full-frame ultra-high-definition technology, “Patio of Illusion” uses the approachable narrative of Ho Yi Chueng, a Macanese native, as an incision, recreates the life of generations of people from Macau in a changing social environment during the last 20 years, and provides a unique definition of family. Its quality story and production come top among independent drama films.
The Madrid International Film Festival is also an important industry development platform. The judges not only conduct competition selection but also provide commercial information and advice to participating independent films. This film festival was founded by the London WORLD CINEMA LTD company, headed by Carl Tooney who also serves as the chairman of Film Fest International (including locations in London, Nice, Madrid, Milan, Antwerp, Mexico City, Japan, Egypt, and more).
They have successfully distributed the films of countless filmmakers and brought their works to the market. The films screened at the Madrid International Film Festival in Spain are like stones thrown into a lake, causing ripples in Spain, Europe, and the world. The festival is therefore widely praised by filmmakers.
Shangshi Chen directed “Patio of Illusion”, provided with true-to-life character materials by Executive Producer Loi Man Keong, a script written by Mengmeng Chen, and in collaboration with U.S. producer and distribution executive Sunny Xiang. It is a captivating family drama that explores social and economic issues that arose for young Macanese during the 2000s.
In a quickly shifting social environment, our protagonist Ho Yi Cheung, played by Eugene Tang (“Tian Tai Ai Qing”, “Xiong Di Ban”), loses himself, goes through twists and turns and eventually finds his ultimate dream and his own definition of home. Through the characters’ struggles, the film conveys the three contradictions in life: self and family, work and living, the ideal and the reality.
“Patio of Illusion” is presented by Guangzhou 3C Toon co., produced and distributed by UTV Macau Media and Fusionart Pictures Inc. It is about to have its theatrical release on September 10th, Teachers’ Day in China.
As a realistic film with a heart-warming theme, “Patio of Illusion” illustrates the idea that no matter how far you go, you can always find “home”. It hopes to bring warmth and power to people who are still struggling to find directions in life. Come “home” with “Patio of Illusion” in theaters on September 10th, 2021!