Life Is Art Movie Festival Pays Tribute to Art and Music Legends
Why We Recommend it
Co-presented by Art in Hospital X MOViE MOViE, Life is Art features 23 films about legendary artists from the music, fashion, painting, architecture, food and theatre industries and their ground-breaking achievements.
Festivities begin with 2 opening night films: Ron Howard’s Pavarotti lifts the curtain on the flawed yet passionate life of the world-famous tenor; while Olivier Cong: Through the Window I See No Stars immerses audiences in alternative musician Olivier Cong’s concert at St. Andrew’s Church. Closing the festival, The Last Stitch, produced by Oscar-winning director Ruby Yang, reflects on the rise and fall of the traditional cheongsam through the story of one family of tailors; and Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice follows Josie Ho and her team through Iceland, in search of the meaning of a blissful life; as well as Portraits and One Still Life featuring David Hockey, a British sensation who contributed to the development of popular art in the 60s. Highlights include All about Eve (NT Live), the National Theatre’s retelling of the 1950 Hollywood classic with Bette Davis, starring Lily James and Gillian Anderson, bringing to life the cutthroat drama of rival divas behind the scenes.
A vast array of multi-cultural events and workshops, spanning cinema, television and the community, is also featured along with the screenings. This year, Life is Art festival is honoured to host sharing sessions from five inspirational MOViE MOViE MOVERS: designer Alan Chan, radio DJ Wong Chi Chung, filmmaker Ruby Yang, theatre director Edward Lam and singer-songwriter Vicky Fung. In collaboration with Unveil Limited, MOViE MOViE is hosting “Hong Kong is Art” multimedia exhibition at Space 27 and House by Kubrick.