Taiwanese actress Sylvia Chang's latest directorial effort Murmur Of The Hearts
will open the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival, it was announced today. The world premiere is part of a Filmmaker in Focus programme dedicated to Chang, which will screen 13 of her films, including Legend Of The Mountain
and Queen Of Temple Street
May We Chat director Philip Yung's latest, Port Of Call, will close the festival, which runs from 23 March - 6 April 2015. Gala presentations include debuts for the latest pan-Asian anthology Beautiful 2015 (with segments from Huang Jianxin, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Yim Ho and Tsai Ming-liang), the directorial debut from Painted Skin and The Great Magician scribe Lau Ho Leung, Two Thumbs Up, the local premiere of Tsui Hark's 3D action epic The Taking Of Tiger Mountain and a special presentation of Fruit Chan's My City.
Other programmes at the festival include the Young Cinema
and Short Film Competitions
, Gala Presentations
, Master Class
, Global Focus
, Indie Power
and much more besides. Click through the gallery below for more highlights and recommendations of what is to come.
Media accreditation for the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival is already open via the official website.
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