French film screenings in Hong Kong
You can discover French films all year long at the following cinemas and organisations.
Comix Home Base
Comix Home Base is a collaborative project by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Urban Renewal Authority (URA). This unique "art community" connects and serves comics artists, animators, other industry players, and community members. This revitalised historic buildings is equipped with a diversity of facilities that fulfill this function. The ground floor comprises comics and animation-related stores, food and beverage facilities, and a 300-metre public open space, whilst the first floor is a restaurant. On the second floor, there are art-related stores, exhibition space, and more importantly, a comics and animation resource centre known as "Comix Salon".
On a regular weekly basis, CHB hosts many kinds of workshops and screenings amongst which the French Animation Film Festival in 2015.
Co-organized together with the Consulate General of France, Comix Home Base presents a 12-month “French Animation Film Festival”: Once every two weeks each month, two selected French animation films will be screened at the Public Open Space at Comix Home Base; in total there will be 17 original features and 8 reruns. The Festival has gathered a variety of French animations, ranging from the 1979 classic The King and Mister Bird (Le Roi et l’oiseau) to a list of award-winning films blooming in recent years.
7 Mallory Street, Wanchai
Tel: (852) 2824 5303
Hong Kong Cine Fan
Financially supported by the Hong Kong Film Development Fund and organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS), a two-year pilot repertory film programme “HKIFF Cine Fan Programme” was launched in April 2013, based at the agnès b. CINEMA at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
With the aim to enrich and deepen the experience of Hong Kong moviegoers, the programme features a variety of curated contemporary, retrospective and thematic showcases, presenting national cinemas, tributes to masters, digitally restored classics, and genre films while supporting Hong Kong films and film culture. Local and overseas filmmakers and critics are invited regularly to introduce films, attend meet-the-audience sessions, conduct seminars, and join panel discussions to facilitate cultural exchange across borders.
In conjunction with the programme, the HKIFFS has introduced Cine Fan, a special privilege scheme for cineastes to enjoy ticket discounts both for the programme, and also the annual Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), the Summer International Film Festival (Summer IFF), and other associated programmes of the Society.
The Cine Fan programme devotes its efforts to make accessible heritage cinema. Each month, a selection of French classical movies is put forward and studied through panel discussions and talks following the movie screenings.
Past programmes included masterpieces by cineastes Alain Resnais, Maurice Pialat, Jacques Demy…
Hong Kong Arts Centre agnès b. CINEMA
2 Harbour Road, Wanchai
The Grand Cinema
2/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon (Kowloon Station, MTR)
Grand Windsor Cinema
4/F, Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Film Archive
Hong Kong Film Archive is an internationally renowned film archive dedicated to preserving Hong Kong’s film heritage, facilitating research and bringing film art to the community.
Its mission is to :
Collect and conserve Hong Kong films and related materials;
Catalogue and maintain the collection through a user-friendly computer system for easy access of information;
Enhance appreciation and understanding of film art and film history by organizing regular retrospective screenings, exhibitions, seminars and symposiums on film;
Research the history of Hong Kong cinema and publish quality publications;
Occasionally, the Film Archive organizes retrospectives around great cinema personalities, such as Jean-Luc Godard in 2009.
50 Lei King Road, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong
Fax: (852) 2311 5229 / E-mail:email@example.com
Hong Kong has long been a city in love with the magic of cinema, and Broadway Cinematheque is one of the most popular venues in town for film fans to satisfy their appetites for international indies.
The art house cinema was opened in 1996 in Yau Ma Tei, a historical neighbourhood that’s no stranger to film crews.
It became a local cultural landmark when it began hosting a series of film festivals, including the Asian Film Festival, Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Korean Film Festival.
It also offers retrospective programmes that introduce great filmmakers such as Francois Truffaut, Yamada Yoji and Krzysztof Kieslowski to a new generation of cinephiles.
Broadway Cinematheque also houses a café, bookstore and DVD store.
Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Tel: +852 2388 0002 (General Enquiry)
+852 2388 3188 (Ticketing Hotline)