Q&A with director Dante Lam and producer Candy Leung; Lam will receive the Daniel A. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema

A major breakthrough in action cinema, Dante Lam’s epic follow-up to 2016’s Operation Mekong is a nonstop barrage of shootouts, deadly hand-to-hand combat, high-powered chases, and nail-biting suspense. Loosely based on events during the Yemeni Civil War, Operation Red Sea kicks off with an explosive set piece featuring the Chinese Navy’s eight-person Jiaolong assault team foiling a hijacking by vicious Somalian pirates, before following them in a covert mission to thwart dirty-bomb-building terrorists in the Middle East. This is a crowning achievement for writer, director and action choreographer Lam.