Launch of the Monaco Film festival in Hong Kong [fr]
The festival is organised by the Monaco Government Tourism Bureau Asia. Its first edition will take place from 1-16 December 2018 in Hong Kong. French cinema will be under the spotlight!
Following the success of Asia’s first Monaco Film Festival held in Singapore last year, the Monaco Government Tourism Bureau Asia has chosen the thriving city of Hong Kong for its 2018 edition. The Principality of Monaco will welcome festival-goers in a year-end cinematic celebration of the city-state’s notorious glamour, rich history and stunning Mediterranean landscapes, with fringe events including a poster exhibition, a gala and parties planned around the city.
A selection of vintage film posters from the National Archives of Monaco will be showcased, highlighting the rich history of cinema in Monaco dating back to the 1930s.
French line up gathers 4 films this year with screenings at Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Buildings):
A woman, her daughter and her memories. A rally pilot and his son. Cars, trains and a beach. A love story, a score that went around the world ... A script girl, inconsolable since the death of her stuntman husband, meets in Deauville a car racing pilot whose wife has committed suicide in despair. They love each other, reject each other, find each other and love each other again.
Screening date & time: 2018-12-02 (Sun) 19:30
102 minutes, in French with English Subtitles
Director: Claude Lelouch
Cast: Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Barouh, Valérie Lagrange, Antoine Sire, Souad Amidou, Simone Paris, Henri Chemin et Jean Collomb
Jean, a shy waiter working in a grand hotel, is mistaken for a young millionaire by beautiful, scheming adventuress Irène. When she discovers his lowly status, Irène beats a quick retreat. But lovestruck Jean has no intention of letting her escape, and pursues her to the Côte d’Azur. Quickly running out of money, he adopts his beloved’s lifestyle, setting himself up as a gigolo and moving in to a magnificent luxury hotel. Irène at last accepts this new Jean. She starts to give him advice, she grows closer and closer to him, not realizing that love is working its subtle magic on her too.
Screening date & time: 2018-12-09 (Sun) 19:30
106 minutes, in French with English Subtitles
Director: Pierre Salvadori
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam
Alex and his sister break up couples for a living. From Morocco to Monaco to Paris, no location is too far and no challenge is too great. With a 100% success rate, they’re at the top of their game. When a wealthy man hires them to break up his daughter and her boyfriend, the rules start to bend. After a thorough investigation, there is no doubt that they are the perfect couple. Money problems, however, cause them to take on the job. After a couple of days with Juliette, even Alex, the most professional of professionals can’t resist her allure. It’s looking like the agency’s reputation is at stake, and for the first time ever, the heartbreaker risks being the victim of a broken heart
Screening date & time: 2018-12-15 (Sat) 19:30
104 minutes, in French with English Subtitles
Director: Pascal CHAUMEIL
Cast: Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier
Directed by Christine Oberdorff for Ushuaïa TV, the documentary pays tribute to Monaco’s Princes long lasting personal engagement for ground breaking technologies. From Albert I of Monaco, father of Oceanography, to the current Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco, from the launching of a blimp from Monaco’s shores to a prototype helicopter lifted off the ground for the first time inside the Oceanographic Museum in the beginning of the 20th century, the film also recounts modern saga such as the Solar Impulse adventure, the development of Venturi electric vehicles and the hydrogen ship ‘Energy Observer’ set to complete its tour of France in Monaco. Accompanying Prince Albert II of Monaco, Ms Oberdorff discovers these great technological adventures initiated or supported by the Principality in the last 100 years.
Private Screening - by invitation only
60 minutes, in French with English Subtitles
Director: Christine OBERDORFF
Cast: H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and many Monaco personalities
Tickets can now be booked at the Emperor Cinemas box offices and the online at the official website as well as its mobile app.