[Postponed] Hong Kong International Film Festival Honours Michael Hui
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The Hong Kong International Film Festival honours Hong Kong’s very own “King of Comedy” Michael Hui as its Filmmaker-in-Focus.
This event has been postponed until summer 2020. For latest updates of the festival, please visit the official website www.hkiff.org.hk.
The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) honours Hong Kong’s very own “King of Comedy” Michael Hui as its Filmmaker-in-Focus at this year’s festival.
In a career spanning half a century as producer, writer, director and actor, Hui has entertained generations of Hong Kong audiences with his character-driven satires combined with a splash of slapstick alongside a unique Cantonese sensibility.
HKIFF will celebrate Hui’s remarkable career with a retrospective of ten of his seminal works together with the release of a commemorative book, featuring new interviews with Hui and some of his collaborators, as well as critiques and rarely-seen production sketches of his classic comedies.
As with the previous filmmakers-in-focus, Hui will also attend a Face to Face session at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on 28 March to share his creative insights and anecdotes with the public in person.
The HKIFF is one of Asia’s oldest and most reputable platforms for filmmakers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch new work and experience outstanding films. Screening over 200 titles from more than 50 countries and regions, the festival is one of Hong Kong’s largest cultural events. Committed to discovering new talent, the festival premieres the breadth of Chinese cinema and showcases Asian talent.