'My Style Is Very Unusual'

Fruit Chan, the director of ,, talked with TIME about the art of independent filmmaking:

TIME: Why do you use so many amateur actors?
Chan: This is a very commercial city and if you do things my way—the independent way—you don't want to spend more money for just actors. In Hong Kong, you can separate professional actors into two lines. The second line is not useful. Okay, they can act, but they want money. Or I could choose the first line, but they are very, very expensive. It's cheaper to use amateurs. My style is very...

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