The latest theatrical releases of French films in Hong Kong (June 2018) [fr]

Hong Kong theatres embrace French cinema in all its diversity! 4 French films and coproductions by acclaimed filmmakers are being released between 7th and 21st June.

7th June - release of Bright Sunshine In (“Un Beau soleil intérieur”) by Claire Denis

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14th June – release of The Insult (« L’Insulte ») by Ziad Doueiri

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Synopsis: In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices.

Language: In Arabic, English and French with English and Chinese subtitles
Country of origin: France, Lebanon
Year of release: 2018
Duration: 112 min
Director: Ziad Doueiri
Cast: Adel Karam, Rita Hayek, Kamel El Basha, Christine Choueiri

The film was selected in 14 international film festivals including Best Actor, Venice International Film Festival 2017, Hong Kong International Film festival 2018 and Best Foreign Film nomination, Oscars 2018

Reserve your seats via :
The Grand, Cinema City, Broadway Circuit

21st June – release of Based on a True Story (“D’Après une histoire vraie”) by Roman Polanski

Based on an original novel by Delphine de Vigan.

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Synopsis :
Delphine is the author of a highly personal novel about her mother, which has become a bestseller. Already exhausted by the endless demands for interviews and made vulnerable by her memories, Delphine is soon tormented by anonymous letters accusing her of having turned her family into a source of gossip. The novelist has stalled, paralyzed by the idea of having to start writing again. She then crosses paths with Elle, a young and attractive woman, who is also intelligent and intuitive. Elle understands Delphine better than anyone. Delphine becomes attached to her, she confides in her, lets herself go. How far will Elle go, now that she has moved into Delphine’s place? Has she come to fill a void or create one? Give Delphine a new breath of life or steal her life from her?

Country of Origin: France, Poland
Length : 100 min
Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Emmanuelle Seigner, Eva Green, Vincent Perez, Camille Chamoux, Dominique Pinon

9 international film festival selections including Festival international du film de Cannes 2017, Festival du film français de Hong Kong 2017, Golden Horse Film Festival de Taiwan 2017

Reserve your seats via :
Broadway Cinematheque, Palace ifc,
Cinema City Victoria,
Festival Grand Cinema, The Grand, Emperor Cinemas, Hong Kong Arts Centre

21st June – release of Happy End by Michael Haneke

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Synopsis: "All around the world and us in the middle, blind." The snapshot of a bourgeois European family.

2 time Palme d’Or winning director Michael Haneke’s newest film HAPPY END, nominated for Palme d’Or & Austrian entry for Oscar Best Foreign Film. Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, is a snapshot from the life of a bourgeois European family, exposing the dark & twisted side of humanity, while also touching on social issues.

Happy End is a sequel of sorts to his previous film Amour. Elements of the film also echoes "Benny’s Video", "Hidden" and "The White Ribbon". Haneke’s works as always, dark, provocative, unapologetic & never letting the audience off the hook.

Language: In French with English and Chinese subtitles
Country of origin: France, Germany, Austria
Duration : 107 min
Year of release: 2017
Director: Michael Haneke
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

9 international film festival selections including Competition, Cannes International Film Festival 2017, Toronto International Film Festival 2018, Beijing International Film Festival 2018

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publié le 13/06/2018

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