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Retrospective : a tribute to Film composers

  • December 11, 2018

The French film composer Serge Franklin will be in Hong Kong to meet and share with the public!

Retrospective: A tribute to the film composers

The 2019 Retrospective of the Hong Kong French Film Festival highlights the intertwinement of cinema and music by paying a tribute to the film composers. At this occasion, you will have the opportunity to meet the film composer, Serge Franklin, and exchange with him around his work in music and cinema.

 

 About Serge Franklin 

Serge Franklin is a French composer and musician. With a career spanning over five decades, he has scored an impressive number of features for cinema, theatre, and television. He started his music career in the 60s as singer and songwriter. Meanwhile, he became a    sitar studio musician, an instrument he studied in India. He turned to cinema and theatre in the 70s collaborating with theatre company Renaud-Barrault and gaining public recognition with original music for director Alexandre Arcady.  Since 1980, he has built a high reputation scoring more than 200 television movies and series. 

Meet the guests : 

Master Class with Serge Franklin (following the screening of Day of Atonement)

January 19th
2 - 4:30pm : Day of Atonement Screening
4:45 - 6pm : Film Scoring Master Class
Hong Kong Arts Centre

Day of Atonement Ticket prices: $75/$60*
Serge Franklin Film Scoring Masterclass: $40/$32*
Tickets package (includes one ticket of screening of Day of Atonement and Serge Franklin Film Scoring Masterclass): $95

*20% off discount for Alliance Française membership cardholder (With limited quota)
*20% off discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
*20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.

Book now movie screening here.
Book Master Class here.

 

Meeting With Alexandre Desplat Event Cancellation
Due to a short-term medical condition, Alexandre Desplat has unfortunately had to withdraw from “The Oscar Maestro: Alexandre Desplat” concerts on 4 & 5 January 2019. Hence, the concerts and the “Meeting With Alexandre Desplat” special event will be cancelled.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused. We wish Maestro Desplat a speedy recovery.

About Alexandre Desplat 

Two times Academy Award winner and nine-time Academy Award nominee, with over a hundred score two his credits, Alexandre Desplat is, without doubt, one of the greatest when it comes to film music. 
Inspired by the works of Maurice JarreBernard HerrmannNino Rota or Georges Delerue, he expressed his desire to compose for Cinema early on but really made his decision after listening to John Williams’s score to Star Wars. A work he pursued with great success, leading him to work with the greatest names in cinema: Terence Malik (Tree of Life), Jacques Audiard (A ProphetRust and Bone), Wes Anderson ( The Grand Budapest Hotel )...

 

 

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The French Cinepanorama, the Hong Kong French Film Festival, is back in town!

  • October 30, 2018

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.

 

HKFFF Website:

www.hkfrenchfilmfestival.com

Ticketing:

Festival tickets available from October 29

Hong Kong City Hall tickets available from November 5

 

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Atelier d'écriture du 31 janvier 2018

  • February 12, 2018

Un verre de vin, des amuse-bouches, un lieu convivial : le cadre était idéal pour le deuxième atelier d'écriture de l'Alliance Française, ce mercredi soir de janvier. Les participants, apprenants de niveau avancé ou francophones, ne savaient peut-être pas à quoi s'attendre - et pourtant, ils se sont tous prêtés au jeu de l'écriture, surpris par leur propre audace.

L'idée était de pratiquer l'écrit dans une atmosphère conviviale, sans se soucier des exigences de la redoutable grammaire française. Il s'agissait de laisser libre cours à son imagination et de se surprendre soi-même en écrivant des choses inattendues sous l'effet des contraintes d'écriture imposées.

Voici quelques textes que les participants ont accepté de publier. Ils ont promis de revenir au prochain atelier...

 

Exercice : décrire une odeur.

Une odeur qui est parfumée pour certains mais horrible et nauséabonde pour les autres. Une odeur qui donne une sensation fortement sucrée sans l’être exactement.

(Le durian)

Sylvia

 

Cette odeur est très subtile et sent le sel. Elle est souvent reliée au son des oiseaux et particulièrement aux mouettes et aux goélands.
Elle est très vivifiante et rafraichissante. C'est l'odeur de ma jeunesse. Elle fait aussi penser au Soleil et aux sorties en bateau.

(La mer)

Laurence

 

Exercice : écrire un texte en incluant des mots choisis par les autres participants.

Mots attribués : Bague, Albert Camus, Conflit, respiration, courir

Article de la gazette culturelle de Marseille paru le 31 janvier 2018 :

La bague d Albert Camus a disparu ! Elle avait été prêtée au musée de Marseille depuis la mort de l’auteur mais depuis quelques temps, les héritiers d Albert Camus étaient en conflit avec le musée. Ils désiraient vendre l'objet à un riche collectionneur mais désormais, il n'y a plus rien à vendre et personne n'a rien vu.  Le voleur peut continuer de courir et de respirer tranquillement...on n’est pas près de le rattraper !

Patricia
 

Mots attribués : repos, téléphone, raquette, lumières, sublime

Les travaux à Hong Kong sont toujours très exigeant donc beaucoup de Hongkongais font les heures supplémentaires même pendant le week-end. Par contre, il faut faire des repos tranquilles et avoir un moment sans un téléphone portable dans la main. En plus, c'est mieux d'être plus sportif. Prenez une raquette et faites du tennis par exemple! Ou alors, allez au Pic pour voir les lumières dans la nuit avec ton amour. Le temps pour la déconcentration est vraiment sublime. Ça peut porter l'énergie pour recommencer le travail. 

Kit