Hong Kong-based filmmaker Johnnie To has over 40 directing and producing credits to his name, stretching from the height of the Hong Kong New Wave right up to today. In 1996 he formed the Milky Way independent film production company, in partnership with frequent collaborator Wai Ka-fai in 1996, which became the de facto hallmark of quality, efficient filmmaking in Hong Kong. To’s credits include: The Mission (1999), PTU (2003), Election 1&2 (2005) and Exiled (2006). He has won numerous awards, including the Time Machine Career Achievement at the Festival de Cine de Sitges 2005 and his films have been screened on the international circuit; most notably Exiled in competition at the Venice Film Festival 2006, Election in competition at the Cannes International Film Festival 2006 and Triangle (2007) in Official Selection at the 60th Cannes International Film Festival 2007.
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