Hong Kong International Film Festival (March 23 - April 6) : a great example of the diversity of French cinema [fr]
The Hong Kong International Film Festival has officially launched the program of its 39th edition which will be held from March 23 to April 6. The festival will present 33 French films and coproductions.
The extensive French film selection will open on March 24 at 8pm at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre with the debut film Party Girl , awarded Caméra d’Or during the last Cannes Film Festival. One of the three directors, Samuel Theis, and the actor and brother of the filmmaker Mario Theis, will attend the screening for a Q&A session.
The three young filmmakers of Party Girl : Claire Burger, Marie Amachoukeli & Samuel Theis.
Angélique is sixty years old. She still loves to party and she still loves men. At night, to earn a living, she gets them to drink in a nightclub on the German border. With passing time, clients have become few and far between. But Michel, her regular, is still in love with her. One day, he asks her to marry him.
Discover also during the festival in the following categories :
The New Girlfriend by François Ozon with Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier and Raphaël Personnaz.
Shows: April 3 at 3:45 pm - Cultural Centre & April 5 at 8 pm - The Grand Cinema
3 Hearts by Benoit Jacquot with Benoit Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastrioanni and Catherine Deneuve.
Shows: April 3 at 7:15 pm - City Hall & April 6 at 2:30 pm - MCL Telford Cinema
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet by Jean-Pierre Jeunet with Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis and Callum Keith Rennie. The film is broadcast in its 3D version.
Show: April 4 at 2 pm - City Hall
Bird People by Pascale Ferran with Josh Charles, Anaïs Demoustier and Roschdy Zem.
Shows: April 5 at 9 pm - City Hall & April 3 at 4:30 pm - UA Cine Moko
Li’l Quinquin by Bruno Dumont
Shows: March 25 at 1 pm - UA iSquare & April 6 at 9:45 pm - The Grand Cinema
The Franco-Mauritanian film, Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako, nominated or the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and winner of 7 Cesar Awards, will also be screened during the festival.
Show: March 29 at 5:15pm - The Grand Cinema & April 2 at 7:15 pm - Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Wild Life by Cédric Kahn with Mathieu Kassovitz and Céline Sallette.
Shows: March 25 at 9:30 pm - UA iSquare & March 28 at 7:30 pm - UA City Plaza
40-Love by Stéphane Demoustier with Olivier Gourmet, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Charles Mérienne.
Shows: March 27 at 5 pm & March 29 at 7:45 pm - The Grand Cinema
My Friend Victoria by Jean-Paul Civeyrac with Guslagie Malanda, Nadia Moussa, Catherine Mouchet and Pascal Greggory.
Shows : April 1st at 5:30pm & April 5 at 7:30 pm - MCL Telford Cinema
Cruel by Eric Cherrière with Jean-Jacques Lelte, Magali Moreau, Maurice Poli and Hans Meyer.
Shows : March 28 à 11: 45 pm - UA Cine Moko & April 1st à 7:30 pm - The Grand Cinema
Information & ticketing : http://www.hkiff.org.hk/