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Retrospective : Meet our Honorable Guests

The French film composers Alexandre Desplat and 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 two French film composers, Alexandre Desplat and Serge Franklin, and exchange with them around their work in music and cinema.

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 )...

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 : 

Sharing session with Alexandre Desplat 
January 4th
Hong Kong Cultural Centre - Concert Hall
Details to be announced soon 

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/$76*

*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.