Sunday, March 04, 2007

HK International Film Festival

The 31st HK International Film Festival 20.3-11.4.2007


The fetsival opens with Eye in the Sky by Yau Nai-hoi with Tony Leung Ka Fai, Simon Yam, Kate Tsui, Maggie Siu and Lam Suet and with I am a Cyborg, but that's Ok by Park Chan-wook on the 19th.
The other Galas will present The Go Master by Tian Zhuangzhuang (Gala Awards) and Bubble Fiction : Doom or Bust by Baba Yasuo (Gala Premiere). A focus on Herman Yau and a special programme on Li Han Hsiang (see) are also planned.

Asian Digital Competition

Betelnut (Yang Heng, China) see
Mid-Afternoon Barks (Zhang Yaodong, China) see
The Elephant and the Sea (Woo Ming-jing, Malaysia) see
Love conquers all (Tan Chui-mui, Malaysia) see
Things we do when we fall in Love (James Lee, Malaysia) see
Tuli (Auraeus Solito, Philippines) see
The Woven Stories of the other (Sherad A. Sanchez, Philippines) see
No Regret (Leesong Hee-il, South Korea) see

Humanitarian Awards for Documentaries
Asian films :
Homeless FC (James Leong, Lynn Lee, HK) see
The Bimo Records (Yang Rui, China) see
Final Score (Soraya Nakasuwan, Thailand) see

Reality Bites

Long Way You Run (Mark Chan, China) link
Who is Haoran ? (Yang Yishu, China) link
Tarachime (Naomi Kawase, Japan) link
Campaign (Soda Kazuhiro, Japan) link
Village People Radio Show (Amir Muhammad, Malaysia) link
Stories from the North (Uruphong Raksasad, Thailand) link
a.k.a Nikki S. Lee (Nikki S. Lee, USA) link

Chinese Renaissance

The Obscure (Lu Yue, China) see
Bliss (Sheng Zhi Min, China) see
The Case (Wang Fen, China) see
Luxury Car (Wang Chao, China) see
The Other Half (Ying Liang, China) see
Thirteen Princess Trees (Lu Yue, China) see
Tuya's Marriage (Wang Quanan, China) see

Indie Power

Dark Matter (Chen Shi-Zheng, USA) see
One Way Street on a Turntable (Anson Mak, HK) see
The Basement (Liu Hao, China) see
Distance (Wei Tie, China) see
Ma Wu Jia (Zhao Ye, China) see
Raised from Dust (Gan Xiaoer, China) see
Refrain (Cui Zi'en, China) link
Xi'An Story (Fruit Chan, HK/China) link
Look of Love (Ueoka Yoshiharu, Japan) link
Before we Fall in Love Again (James Lee, Malaysia) link
Dancing Bells (Deepak Kumaran Menon, Malaysia) link
Autohistoria (Raya Martin, Philippines) link
Geo-Lobotomy (Kim Gok, Kim Sun, South Korea) link
The Last Dinning Table (Roh Gyeong-tae, South Korea) link

Crossing Boundaries ; Fiction and Documentary in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Before the Flood (Li Yifan, Yan Yu) link
Dong/Still Life (Jia Zhangke) link

Hong Kong Panorama

Undercover (Billy Chung) link
A Mob Story (Herman Yau) link
Tickets (Brian Hung, Nishio Hiroshi..) link
August Story (Yan-yan Mak) link
Dog bite Dog (Cheang Poo-soi) link
Exiled (Johnnie To) link
Wo Hu (Marco Mak) link
After this Our Exile (Patrick Tam) link
Heavenly Mission (James Yuen) link
Confession of Pain (Andrew Lau, Alan Mak) link
Protégé (Derek Yee) link
The Postmodern Life of my Aunt (Ann Hui) link



Blogger Ouyang Feng said...

The Asian Digital Competition is rather appealing. Betelnut is again on the selection (New Current Award at PIFF, at Festival 3 Continents, selected at Vancouver and Rotterdam too...), same goes for Love Conquers All (Awarded at PIFF and Rotterdam and selected at several international film festival too).
I had the chance to see Mid-Afternoon Barks, which is a very interesting, different and a good quality piece of work. Also there is a new film by James Lee who previously directed A Beautiful Washing Machine (very good).

I must admit that the HK panorama looks rather pale compare to the other sections.
Dog bite Dog (Cheang Poo-soi), Exiled (Johnnie To), After this Our Exile (Patrick Tam) are from what I've seen the only good ones.
Wo Hu (Marco Mak)Confession of Pain (Andrew Lau, Alan Mak) are really not worth....
I still haven't seen Protégé (Derek Yee) and The Postmodern Life of my Aunt (Ann Hui).

March 05, 2007 9:02 am  

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