The French Cinepanorama, the Hong Kong French Film Festival, is back in town! Organized by the Alliance Française de Hong Kong with the support of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 47th French Cinepanorama will run from the 21st November to 11th December, 2018 for the films of the year and will continue in January with retrospective programme (running from 5th to 25th January 2019), dedicated to Cinema & Music: Tribute to Film Composers. Hong Kong French Film Festival is one of the film festivals with the longest history in Hong Kong, screening over a thousand acclaimed French films since 1953.
Meet French Directors & Film Composers
The 47th Hong Kong French Film Festival is welcoming French directors & film composers to meet Hong Kong film lovers!
Director of The Trouble With You (En Liberté) Pierre Salvadori;
Director of Funan, Denis Do
Oscar-winner Alexandre Desplat, film composer of Rust & Bone (De rouille et d’os)
Film composer of Day of Atonement (Le Grand Pardon) Serge Franklin
Director of The Trouble With You (En Liberté), Pierre Salvadori will present his latest film and meet the Hong Kong audience at the opening ceremony of the film festival on November 21st. Denis Do will also come to Hong Kong to have a post screening discussion with Cambodian Association of Hong Kong, following the screening of his film latest film, Funan on December 2nd at Broadway Cinematheque and AMC. There will be another Q&A session at Hong Kong City Hall on December 4th. It is also our pleasure to have Oscar-winner, Alexandre Desplat, who will meet the French film lovers on the 5th January. Last but not least, Serge Franklin will lead a masterclass on January 19th co-organized with Hong Kong Arts Centre following the screening of Day of Atonement.
France - Birthplace of Cinema
France, birthplace of cinema, has a substantial influence and significant contribution to the development of Film industry and history. As a pioneer of film festivals in Hong Kong, we are dedicated to bringing the best and the latest French films to Hong Kong audiences. This year, Hong Kong French Film Festival will showcase a wide variety of French films from comedies to International Film Festival Acclaimed films. The selection of films can be divided into four main themes: International Festival Acclaim (films selected by International Film Festivals), Merry Laughter (comedies), Mother and Sons (fi lms about motherhood) and Love Always (romantic films). Please visit our Festival website to see our full list of films.
Retrospective – Cinema & Music: Tribute to Film Composers (from 5th to 25th January, 2019)
Music plays an important role in setting the plot of the story and atmosphere in films. This year’s Retrospective programme will pay tribute to film composers. Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat has composed original scores for over 170 films, including Argo, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King’s Speech, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Lust, Caution, and The Imitation Game. One of the highlighted films of the Retrospective programme will be Rust and Bone, in which the film music is composed by Alexandre Desplat. It is our pleasure to have Alexandre Desplat to meet French film lovers in early January.
A weekend with Henri-Georges Clouzot (8th & 9th December, 2018) at Broadway Cinematheque
There will be a weekend dedicated to award-winning French film director, screenwriter and producer, Henri-Georges Clouzot. Known as a French master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot has produced numerous masterpieces and documentary films including The Mystery of Picasso, which was declared a national treasure by the government of France. On the 8th & 9th December at the Broadway Cinematheque, Hong Kong film lovers will have the chance to rediscover some of the his masterpieces.
Festival tickets available from October 29
Hong Kong City Hall tickets available from November 5