HKAFF Starts September 23

By Butterboom Writers  /  September 10, 2007

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival starts 2 week run later this month.

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The 4th annual Hong Kong Asian Film Festival just launched their site and has made tickets available now for movies playing from September 23 to October 10th.

The selection of this year’s HKAFF is stronger than ever: our opening film LUST, CAUTION, as well as closing films BREEZE IN JULY and USELESS stage their Asian premiere at the HKAFF. We also bring you eagerly anticipated international film festival favourites such as SECRET SUNSHINE, THE MOURNING FOREST, BEYOND THE YEARS, BLIND MOUNTAIN, LOST IN BEIJING, THE SUN ALSO RISES and EXODUS. The poetic FILMFUL LIFE by Iwai Shunji, a loving portrait of the life and work of Ichikawa Kon, is also a must-see for film lovers. The cinematic gems from Southeast Asia, rarely shown in Hong Kong , have a presence at HKAFF as well: distinctive works such as SANKARA, THE BET COLLECTOR and MANORO open our eyes to a new horizon in Asian cinema.

Tickets are $55-$70 depending on which theater you go to. The screening list is here with times, dates and cinemas.

Below is the English trailer for the opening film: Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution (色·戒) starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (梁朝偉) and newcomer Tang Wei (湯唯 ):

And on side note here, Ang Lee just won the Golden Lion award in Venice for this film. Although not the favorite to win, it seems the Italians love him.

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