Classic and Contemporary Gallic Cinema: The Hong Kong French Film Festival 2017
Why We Recommend it
This year, Hong Kong’s longest standing film festival will put on 51 quality films, movie premieres, two retrospectives, special guests, and a photography exhibition.
Now in its 46th year, the Hong Kong French Film Festival (HKFFF) returns with a varied programme showcasing the best of contemporary and classic French cinema.
The selected films are divided into three main themes: Unveiling the lives of great masters in history, Origin, Family and Dreams, and Identity, Sexuality and Love. Films include Lola Pater (2017), a drama about a man who finds out that his long-lost father has transitioned into a woman; Gauguin (2017), a film that zooms in on the French post-Impressionist artist’s life in Tahiti, and The Price of Success (2017), which tells the struggles of a stand-up comedian struggling between fame, ambition and family.
The festival will also screen documentaries and animated movies, such as March of the Penguins 2 – The Call (2017) and The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (2017), an endearing and funny tale about a group of farm animals that get dragged into a series of adventures.
Together with the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the HKFFF will organise ‘A Weekend with New Wave’, in memory of the late actress Jeanne Moreau, by screening a selection of New Wave classics and setting up a corresponding photography exhibition.
The festival will also honour the life and career of renowned filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville by screening some of his best works.