Beyond Alien: The Biomechanical Dreamscapes of H.R. Giger

Why We Recommend it

This retrospective highlights the work of the late H.R. Giger, the artist behind the iconic space monster in the famous 1979 sci-fi classic Alien.


Changing sci-fi cinema as we know it, Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer H.R. Giger (1940 – 2014) is recognised as one of the world’s foremost artists of fantastic realism. His art and design is filled with surrealist biomechanical dreamscapes, which form the cornerstone of his fame. He designed the harrowing Alien creature for the famous eponymous movies, which won him an Oscar in 1980.

Presented by Hong Kong International Film Festival, this retrospective screens the first two films of the Alien franchise, Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986). Additionally, a documentary about Giger’s life, Dark Star – HR Giger’s World (2014), and Giger’s Universe (1967 – 1992), a collection of seven of his short films and documentaries about him, will be shown.



When: 27 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017 Where: Various, Hong Kong