Don’t miss out the next theatrical releases of French films in Hong Kong! [fr]
Three films and coproductions are slated for release between 3rd and 31st January 2019 in Hong Kong. As a token of dynamism of French cinema over the region, two of these films also premiered at “Panorama” section of the HK French Film Festival.
Synopsis : A look at the life of painter Vincent Van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
Director : Julian Schnabel
Year : 2018
Cast : William Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscaar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen
Duration : 110 min
Language : in English with Chinese subtitles
French minority coproduction (United-States of America, France, United-Kingdom)
International film festival selections include the Busan International Film Festival and Venice International Film Festival in 2018
Synopsis : A group of 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool’s first ever synchronized swimming team – for men. Braving the skepticism and ridicule of those around them, and trained by a fallen champion trying to pull herself together, the group set out on an unlikely adventure, and on the way will rediscover a little self-esteem and a lot about themselves and each other.
Director : Gilles Lellouche
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Virignie Elfira, Leïla Bekhti, Marina Foïs, Philippe Katherine
Duration: 123 min
Language: in French with English and Chinese subtitles
Selections include the Hong Kong French Film Festival 2018 (Panorama) and Cannes Film Festival 2018 (Out of Competition)
Synopsis : Odette is 8 years old, she likes to paint and laugh. Of course, she trusts adults, why would she be afraid of her parent’s friend? Why would she refuse to play “little tickles” with him? Odette doesn’t say anything, no one would believe her. To be understood, she dances. Odette is now thirty-something. Funny, intense and completely wild. A very promising dancer, but still broken by her lost childhood. Finding the perfect balance between her life and her dances, the horror and the comedy, Odette leads us through her story with her laugh, her supreme elegance and sublime protection. She will fight for her moral reconstruction, reconciliation and, above all, resilience.
Director : Andrea Bescond, Eric Metayer
Year : 2018
Cast : Andrea Bescond, Karine Viard, Covis Cornillac, Pierre Deladonchamps..
Duration : 103 min
Language : In French with English and Chinese subtitles
14 festival selections including Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) 2018, Hong Kong French film festival 2018 (Panorama) and Golden Horse Film Festival Taipei 2018.
Ticketing : see directly on wbesites of the following theatre venues MCL, Cinema City, The Grand, Broadway Circuit