Though he grew up next to a movie theater and often went to see films with his father, Stanley Kwan didn’t dream of a career in cinema when he was a young child; up until middle school, he was focused on studying science. Things changed after he participated in an extracurricular play put on by a schoolmate named Wong Jing, who was a few grades above him and would go on to become a major director in the 1980s. From there, Kwan enrolled in an artist training course established in 1971 by the television network TVB in partnership with Shaw Brothers Pictures, a pillar of Hong Kong studio filmmaking. This formidable program was responsible for grooming and launching the careers of an array of multitalented Hong Kong icons like Stephen Chow, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Andy Lau, and Johnnie To.
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