Cinema & Music: A Tribute to French Film Composers

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This retrospective welcomes renowned guests to Hong Kong, including Academy Award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat—known for his musical scores to films such as The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Shape of Water—and screens enduring French classics.


Music plays a pivotal role in setting the atmosphere in films, as well as the plot of the story. This retrospective, organised as a part of the 47th Hong Kong French Film Festival, pays tribute to the people that help make movie magic: film composers.

This event welcomes Oscar-winning French-Greek composer Alexandre Desplat, who 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, to meet film buffs in Hong Kong.

Another special guest is Day of Atonement film composer Serge Franklin, who will lead a masterclass on January 19th co-organised with Hong Kong Arts Centre following the screening of the aforementioned film.

Other films screened include the charming and universally loved romantic comedy Amélie and François Truffaut’s iconic 1962 New Wave film Jules and Jim.


When: 5 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019 Where: Various