Festival de Cannes Film Week Makes Its Asia Debut in Hong Kong
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The Festival de Cannes Film Week debuts with six films from the Official selection of this year French edition including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Un Certain Regard award winners.
The inaugural Festival de Cannes Film Week screens six films from the Official Selection 2019 of Festival de Cannes. Shown either in Competition or in Un Certain Regard, the films represent cinematographic works from around the world: France, Italy, Belgium, Brazil and America.
From the In Competition section, Young Ahmed by Dardenne brothers won the Award for Best Director, while Portrait of a Lady on Fire is the winner of the Award for Best Screenplay. Also making its Hong Kong debut from the In Competition section is The Traitor, the latest work by Italian director Marco Bellocchio.
Highlights from the Un Certain Regard section include The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmão, winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize; The Climb,winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury’s “Coup de Cœur” Prize; and On a Magical Night, winner of the Un Certain Regard Best Performance Prize for Chiara Mastroianni.
Apart from the screenings, three masterclasses will also be held, featuring Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, members of the very close circle of only eight filmmakers in the world to have won the Palme d’or twice; as well as Thierry Frémaux, who will provide detailed insight into the inventive works of the Lumière brothers in his presentation.