27 March, 2012 －The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) proudly launches Gala Premieres today (27 March) at Hong Kong Cultural Centre at the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF): Vulgaria, directed by the master of black humour, Pang Ho-cheung, starring Chapman To, Jim Chim, Lawrence Cheng, Dada Chan, Kristal Tin, Susan Siu, Hiro Hayama, Matt Chow, Vincent Chiu, Mak Ling Ling, Isabel Chan and Lawrence Chou. The cast members of the films attended the respective Gala Premiere.
Pang Ho-cheung brings his many years of experience as director and producer to craft this ode to today’s Hong Kong film industry. Like Pang, producer To Wai-cheung, our protagonist, must go north to find his funding, even if it means getting involved with a Guangxi triad head named Tyrannosaurus and experiencing “the ultimate sex”. Another investment precondition: convincing 1970s star Susan Shaw to act in a classic porno remake named Darling, I Want It Too. Despite all the hardships, To is determined to make his film. With the uproarious, taboo-breaking Vulgaria, Pang gleefully exorcises all the restraints he has been bottling up with this bona fide, censorship-free Hong Kong movie.
There are 53 world, international or Asian film premieres being presented at this year’s HKIFF. The HKIFF has developed free mobile apps for the first time to provide programme details, venue information, news, and trailers on smart phones. iPhone and Android app is already available for free download.
A full list of film titles can be viewed online at www.hkiff.org.hk, on the mobile apps, or in the published booking folder. Tickets for the 36th HKIFF are now available at URBTIX.
About Hong Kong International Film Festival Society
The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) is a charitable, non-profit and non-governmental organization dedicated to the discovery and promotion of creativity in the art and culture of film.
Through its year-round programmes, the mission of the Society is to strengthen global appreciation of Chinese film culture and to promote inspiring films from around the world, enriching the cultural life of Hong Kong.
Committed to the development of a vibrant film culture in Hong Kong and Asia, the Society presents three annual flagship events in March and April: The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and the Asian Film Awards (AFA).
Passionately believing in the power of films to unite cultures and generations, the HKIFFS is devoted to giving thousands of film lovers around the region direct access to the world’s most inspiring films all year round.
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