Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney
Johnnie To’s crime drama Life Without Principle (watch trailer below) was named best film at the 55th Asia-Pacific Film Festival awards presented today at Macau’s Venetian Resort Hotel. The festival originally was to take place in September in Shanghai, the first time the event would have been held in mainland China, but was cancelled after the Chinese government raised objections about the fest’s secretariat being based in Taiwan. To’s saga about a criminal, a bank officer and a cop caught up in the global financial crisis — Hong Kong’s submission for best foreign-language film at the Oscars — also garnered the best supporting actor gong for Lo Hoi-pang.
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