Reel Women Hong Kong: A Festival of Female-Featured Films
Why We Recommend it
The first film festival of its kind in Hong Kong, Reel Women screens an eclectic selection of films made by, of and for women over the course of nine days, as a part of the Women’s Festival.
Reel Women Hong Kong (RWHK) was formed in 2013 by a group of young scholars and filmmakers devoted to promote female-featured films.
In addition to screening quality films, the festival plays host to talks around local communities and provides a platform for communication and interactions between female filmmakers and audiences. RWHK aims to promote a further comprehending on female identities, develop gender awareness on social issues that concerns women and other underprivileged social groups, and inspire local audiences to appreciate and to further support all forms of female artistic expressions.
This year’s programme includes the Hong Kong fantasy/drama film 29+1 (2016) about two women who form a deep invisible bond as they both approach the big 3-0; The Helper (2017), a documentary that chronicles the diverse stories from Hong Kong’s migrant domestic workers; Visages, Villages (2017), a film that follows filmmaker Agnès Varda and muralist JR travelling around rural France and creating portraits of the people they come across; and Porn to be Free (2016), an Italian documentary film on porn and the sexual revolution in Italy in the 1960s and 70s.