Sundance Film Festival Hong Kong: Celebrating Indie Cinema
Why We Recommend it
The 5th edition of the Hong Kong Sundance Film Festival will screen an array of quality independent feature films by American filmmakers as well as short films by local talent.
The 5th Hong Kong Sundance Film Festival will showcase twelve independent films covering a diverse range of genres, including heart-warming comedies, intense dramas addressing sexuality, social issues and family dynamics; and documentaries grappling with critical social and political issues.
The festival opens with the critically acclaimed absurd comedy Sorry to Bother You (2018) about a 30-something black telemarketer struggling with self-esteem issues who suddenly finds success at his job when he picks up a radical new sales technique.
Other programme highlights are Searching (2018), an emotional thriller shot from the point-of-view of smartphones and computer screens that follows a father trying to find his missing 16-year-old daughter; the documentary Three Identical Strangers (2018), which tells the astonishing story of three men who discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents; and the comedy/drama Hearts Beat Loud (2018), which follows a near-bankrupt record store owner who tries to convince his daughter to start a band with him after a song they recorded goes viral.
Hong Kong gives local talent a chance to shine by hosting a Short Film Competition. The winning shorts will be screened on September 23.
The festival also plays host to Q&A’s with filmmakers, panel discussions and masterclasses.