Chapter 31: Hong Kong Tour
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
In the evening after the test, Yun Xiangxiang received a call from Hang Jing, “Shenshi Film Festival takes place on the 21st. Don’t be absent.”
“Teacher really caught up.” Yun Xiangxiang was a little surprised.
When they finished filming, it was already mid-February. The registration for the selection process of the Film Festival seemed to be in March. Taking in accounts for everything, it would have taken at most one and a half months for Han Jing to complete the post-production editing in order to catch up to the latest date of registration. With Han Jing’s attitude for perfectionism, Yun Xiangxiang thought they wouldn’t make it.
If Han Jing were only doing this for the sake of the award, it would have been faster. Then they wouldn’t have missed last month’s French Film Festival. It was obvious that her post-production editing was not going to be perfunctory.
“Would teacher tell you about something I have no certainty about?” Han Jing said with a smile, “I’m so tired I could hardly stand it. We devoted so much, now we shall wait for the results.”
“The results will be good.” Yun Xiangxiang also thought so in her heart.
Han Jing didn’t add any comments to this. Which director and actor doesn’t feel that their work wasn’t good?
However, just because one felt good about their own work didn’t mean that the judges would feel the same. Moreover, even if the judges thought the works were good, it didn’t mean the audience felt the same way. That is why many award winning films don’t have a lot of box office.
Similarly, many films that have huge box offices may not win any awards. Han Jing couldn’t guess the final results for “University Dream”, but they had done everything that should’ve done. She would leave the rest to God.
“What plans have you made for your summer vacation?” Han Jing asked all of a sudden.
Yun Xiangxiang sat up straight, “I was planning to take a vacation, but since Teacher asked so, I’m sure you’ll introduce a good script to me.”
“You little parasite.” Han Jing scolded jokingly, “I do have a good script for you. It is a film in Hong Kong, the director is my good friend Lin Jialiang. If you have time, come to Hong Kong. I will take you to meet him. At the same time I’ll bring you to go sightseeing in Hong Kong, then we shall attend the Film Festival together.”
“Alright, I’ll tell my mom and dad. Can I go to Hong Kong the day after tomorrow?”
Yun Xiangxiang didn’t even ask what kind of script it was as she believed that Han Jing wouldn’t settle for a messy film. Moreover, Lin Jialiang was a very famous director who had won many awards.
Even though Hong Kong films are declining, it is undeniable that Hong Kong films were more professional, having their own unique style and specialties.
It was difficult for inland actors to participate in Hong Kong films. Especially actors who weren’t well known like Yun Xiangxiang. If it weren’t for Han Jing’s recommendation, she probably wouldn’t even be qualified to meet this famous director.
Despite the fact that inland acting was developing rapidly, that was limited to TV. Most of the earning films were in Hong Kong.
In the past, Yun Xiangxiang had already reached the peak in the TV circle. She had already prepared to go develop to Hong Kong and internationally. Unfortunately, it was too late to be achieved.
Her starting point was so much higher in this life. She was lucky enough to get to know Han Jing and accept her film. She was able to obtain the things that she built up and worked on so diligently in her past life easily.
However, Han Jing had also said that they just going to see Director Lin. Whether or not she could land the role still depended on herself.
Fortunately, in her past life when she prepared to expand her career, she had dedicated her time to learning English and Cantonese. Yun Xiangxiang had a blessing for English. Passing a college-level English text wasn’t a problem now.
Her Cantonese was still half-baked, but she believed that if she could stay in Hong Kong to finish filming, there would be a big improvement. At least she knew cantonese and wouldn’t have too much trouble during script practice with the other actors.
Yun Xiangxiang went to tell Yun Zhibin and Su Xiuling about this. Both husband and wife felt helpless towards their daughter, who had just finished her test but already ran off without resting.
Both of them were still discussing about whether they wanted to go on a vacation as a family when Yun Zhibin’s students were on holiday, but now that plan was ruined.
Yun Zhibin still had to continue teaching the students that didn’t have holidays. Su Xiuling could only let Yun Xiangxiang go to Hong Kong alone, as her child wasn’t even fully one year old. She was also worried about her husband and son.
Both husband and wife could see the excitement from Yun Xiangxiang’s eyes. They knew she really liked it. Even if it was too heavy for her, they couldn’t say it out loud. She was about to enroll into university soon and they couldn’t always keep her in their protection.
“Go, make sure you’ve handled all the procedures properly. Listen to Teacher Han when you arrive there.” Yun Zhibin only said this.
Instead, Yun Lin held onto his sister’s hand tightly.
Yun Xiangxiang caressed his head gently, “If sister is filming in Hong Kong, you can bring little brother along with mom and dad to Hong Kong for a vacation.”
Yun Xiangxiang was suggesting to bring the children out more during holidays. It was rare for Yun Zhibin and Su Xiuling’s family to have holidays.
Surely enough, Yun Lin looked at his parents hopefully. The couple looked at each other in unison and nodded. Yun Lin grinned happily.
“But Yun Lin has to get first place in class in order to go on vacation and he has to ensure that he brings all his homework along.” Yun Zhibin added a condition to Yun Lin.
Yun Lin didn’t care about these. In fact, this brat was much smarter than Yun Xiangxiang. Coupled with Yun Xiangxiang’s influence, he always saw everything under the second place as shameful.
Seeing that he wasn’t particularly stubborn, Yun Xiangxiang didn’t plan to do anything with her brother’s arrogance.
The next day as Yun Xiangxiang was packing her bags, Song Meng and Li Xiangling came together. They wanted to ask her out, discussing whether to go on a vacation overseas together. Once they knew Yun Xiangxiang was going to Hong Kong and then the film festival there, they wanted to tag along no matter what.
Seeing the effort they put in before the test and both of them confidently telling their families that their results were ideal, their family called Yun Zhibin after finding out they wanted to go with Yun Xiangxiang. Finally, their families agreed.
Four Season group.
[Wei Shanshan: Congratulations Xiangxiang, you graduated [🎉]]
Yi Yan and Fang Nanyuan also followed soon after, sending congratulatory pictures and firework pictures. It was as if they agreed to go online at the same time.
[Yun Xiangxiang: Did you agree on this together? Aren’t you busy today?]
[Yi Yan: You just finished your test yesterday, so we let you rest and decided to be online together today. ]
[Fang Nanyuan: I’m with the crew now. I have no parts to play today. ]
[Wei Shanshan: After finishing shooting the advertisement, I am free for the rest of the day. Xiangxiang, what arrangements do you have next?]
[Yun Xiangxiang: Teacher Han asked me to go to Hong Kong to find her and we’ll go to the film festival later. I just invited a few friends to go to Hong Kong together for a graduation vacation.]
Yun Xiangxiang didn’t mention regarding the audition in Hong Kong. If she didn’t succeed, it would be awkward, but still attracted envy.
[Wei Shanshan: Wow, your film hasn’t even been broadcasted and you’re going to the film festival [8(>_<)8]]
[Fang Nanyuan: Congratulations Sister Xiang on a new success and creating a new limit. ]
Yi Yan send her a picture of cheering. Last year, Yun Xiangxiang won the highest voted newcomer in Asia award. To create a new height was wishing her to get the role of the heroine. She didn’t have such a high ambition.