26 April 2017 (Hong Kong) – After screening over 230 titles from 65 countries and regions in 15 days, the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival comes to a fruitful end yesterday (25 April). Audiences nevertheless can continue to enjoy good films in the Cine Fan May to July programmes and the Summer International Film Festival (SummerIFF) which will run from 15 to 29 August. The 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF42) will be held from 19 March to 5 April 2018.
Two retrospectives featuring French master Robert BRESSON and Japanese legendary star MIFUNE Toshiro are the highlights of the Cine Fan programmes. Audiences can experience the eleven sublime masterpieces of BRESSON in one go. In addition to the four restored classics that were presented earlier during the festival, the line-up includes two more restored classics – Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) and Mouchette (1967). His other beautifully-crafted works to be screened also include Diary of a Country Priest (1951), The Devil, Probably (1977), etc.
On the 20th anniversary of the death of MIFUNE Toshiro, Cine Fan will present seven of his works showcasing his flamboyant masculinity. Two classics are from his close collaboration with KUROSAWA Akira - High and Low (1963) and Red Beard (1965), with which he won his second Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival. Besides, audiences can also see his compelling performances in other acclaimed directors' works, including INAGAKI Hiroshi's Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954) and KOBAYASHI Masaki's Samurai Rebellion (1967). The documentary, Mifune: The Last Samurai (2015), directed by Oscar winner Steven OKAZAKI offers a thoughtful examination of his life. Cinephiles certainly should not miss the invaluable opportunity to take the film course “Edward Yang, 10-year Commemoration”, and watch Jacques RIVETTE's rarely seen enigmatic film Love on the Ground (1984).
Watch out for the full list of SummerIFF, which will be announced later.
A full list of the Cine Fan programmes is available at http://cinefan.com.hk/. Tickets are now on sale in all URBTIX outlets. For SummerIFF, tickets will be available from 26 July onwards.
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About The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)
The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is one of the Asia’s oldest and most reputable platforms for filmmakers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch new work and experience outstanding films.
Screening over 250 titles from more than 55 countries in over 11 major cultural venues across the territory, the Festival is Hong Kong’s largest cultural event. For the past seven years, HKIFF has also produced and premiered anthologies of short films by well-known award winning filmmakers from Asia such as Ann HUI, KUROSAWA Kiyoshi, JIA Zhangke, Brillante MENDOZA, NAKATA Hideo, TSAI Ming-liang, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL and among others. From 2017, HKIFF will collaborate with Heyi Pictures to produce two feature films a year by young Chinese filmmakers that will world premiere at HKIFF.
Committed to discovering new talent, the Festival premieres the breadth of Chinese cinema and showcases Asian talents. Festival-goers enjoy world-class films, attend seminars hosted by leading filmmakers from around the world, visit film exhibitions, participate in receptions and parties, and more.
The Festival draws extensive media coverage from over 300 local and international members of the press and continues to grow in importance as one of the premier platforms to launch films in Asia.
The 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF42) will be held from 19 March to 5 April 2018.
About HKIFF Cine Fan Programme (Cine Fan)
Financially supported by the Hong Kong Film Development Fund and organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, the HKIFF Cine Fan Programme was launched in April 2013.
With the aim to enrich and deepen the experience of Hong Kong moviegoers, the monthly repertory programme features a variety of curated contemporary, retrospective and thematic showcases, presenting national cinemas, tributes to masters, digitally restored classics, and genre films while supporting Hong Kong films and film culture. Local and overseas filmmakers and critics are invited regularly to attend meet-the-audience sessions, conduct seminars, and join panel discussions to facilitate cultural exchange across borders.
In conjunction with the programme, the HKIFFS has introduced “Cine Fan Privilege Scheme” for cineastes to enjoy ticket discounts on Cine Fan, HKIFF, SummerIFF, and other associated programmes.
Cine Fan website: http://cinefan.com.hk
About Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival (SummerIFF)
Launched in 2006, the Summer International Film Festival (SummerIFF) premieres new films with an added appeal to the younger audience. The screenings of around 30 titles from pop Asian fare to restored classics to award-winning titles fresh from world-class film festivals are held in August every year. SummerIFF encourages early interest in the arts for young people and continues to develop new audiences for HKIFF. Enlightening many that quality films of artistic integrity can also be a lot of fun, SummerIFF never fails to pack its theatres. The coming SummerIFF will be held from 15 to 29 August 2017.
About The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited
The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited (HKIFFS/Society) is a charitable, non-profit and non-governmental organisation dedicated to the discovery and promotion of creativity in the art and culture of film.
The Society is committed to making world cinema accessible and affordable to the public. It organizes the annual flagship the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) in March and April. Another annual highlight is the Summer International Film Festival (SummerIFF) held every August. The repertory HKIFF Cine Fan Programme was launched in April 2013 with the aim to enrich and deepen the experience of Hong Kong moviegoers through a monthly programme of contemporary, retrospective and thematic showcases.
Through its annual programmes, the Society promotes international appreciation of Asian, Hong Kong and Chinese film culture; introduces world cinema to Hong Kong audiences; and continues to underline Hong Kong’s key position in the international film community.
HKIFFS’s dedication to quality and intelligent programming, its devotion to the discovery of new areas of filmmaking in Asia and China, its exceptional work for Hong Kong cinema, seminars and acclaimed publications, gives it a unique and respected international reputation that helps promote Hong Kong cinema at home and abroad.
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