Karena Lam Ka-Yan

Karena Lam (Chinese language: 林嘉欣; Cantonese: Làm Gāyān; pinyin: Lín Jiāxīn; born 17 August 1978) is a Taiwanese actress and singer based in Hong Kong. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In 2015, she won the Best Actress Award at the Golden Horse Awards for her role in Zinnia Flower (百日告別), making her the first person ever to have won all of the following three Golden Horse awards: Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best New Performer. Lam’s father is from Hong Kong, while her mother is a Japanese Chinese from Taiwan. Lam holds Taiwanese citizenship.Lam was working at her Vancouver family restaurant when she was discovered by a talent scout from Taiwan in 1993, at age fifteen. The scout persuaded her to fly to Taiwan that Christmas, alone, for a singing audition in the hope of securing a professional contract. The audition was a success and she released two albums, her debut album in 1995 and her second album later in 1999. However both were met with modest success. Her film debut in 2002 changed all this and propelled her to real stardom. Karena starred in three successful Hong Kong films in the same year, winning the awards of Best Supporting Actress and Best New Performer for her role in July Rhapsody directed by Ann Hui (at the 2002 Hong Kong Film Awards) and for Inner Senses by Lo Chi Leung (at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards), gaining her recognition as a talented young actress and marking the start of her film career. In recent years she took on more challenging roles, such as the 2005 horror film Home Sweet Home, where she plays an insane and deformed “phantom” monster who kidnaps a boy from his kin mother to claim as “its” own. The role earned her numerous nominations for major awards.

Poster for the movie "Keeper of Darkness"

Keeper of Darkness

Street-smart exorcist Fatt has an unique method of dealing with vengeful spirits: He negotiates with them and persuades them to let go of their grudges. After recordings of his exorcisms go viral, Fatt attracts the attentions of a murderous spirit who’s targeting mediums, as well as a troublesome reporter who takes great interest in Fatt and his close relationship with a female spirit.

Don Quixote

Don Quixote is a 2010 Chinese and Hong Kong film directed by Ah Gan based on Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century novel.

Fit Lover

This film centers on Nie Bing, a high-profile TV hostess, who is obsessed with trying to find her “ideal man” before her 30th birthday. Nie Bing is given a magic car by a mischievous angel, and a different handsome man -one of the 12 featured A-list actors from China, Taiwan and Japan- appears each time she drives it. Lam’s character soon collects a dozen admirers, portrayed by A-list actors from China, Taiwan, and Japan, each … Read more

Anna & Anna

Anna & Anna is a movie about a Singaporean arts saleswoman / alpha female and her subdued doppelganger. Anna One (the arts saleswoman) is very successful in her job, and gets posted to Shanghai, where she used to live before. There, by a coincidence, she finds another woman who not only like her but IS her – Anna Two. This Anna has finished her studies, become a painter, and stayed with Oulang, a depressed musician … Read more