An International Group of Films Showcased This Month in Hong Kong

By Butterboom Writers  /  August 12, 2009

The Summer International Film Festival runs till September 7th.

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Put on your highest heels and your fave summer frocks because the Summer International Film Festival has begun and the theatre awaits. The festival, launched last week, is hosted by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society and runs through to September 7th.

Amazing films, both contemporary and classic, from France, Japan and around the world will make it easy to make up your mind as to what you’re doing with your summer evenings and how you’re going to test drive some of your fall wardrobe in air-conditioned environments.

  • Isabelle Adjani returns to the silver screen after a 5-years absence with the film Skirt Days.
  • For those looking for a serious, thought provoking film Lorna’s Silence (Le Silence de Lorna) was a 2008 Cannes Film Festival award winner for best screenplay. The French/Belgium production has received rave reviews.
  • For the serious cinephile or wannabe matron of the arts, this film is a must: Stranger Than Paradise, the black and white cult classic optimizes American indie films and you can wear your most sophisticated outfit without appearing overdressed.
  • Even if you’ve seen it once before, Eat Drink Man Woman, the 1994 classic is worth the repeat.
  • And lastly Tony Takitani, a beautiful cinematic representation of the Haruki Murakami short story of the same title.

Tickets can be purchased online for HK$60 at www.summeriff.org.hk, where you can also find movie schedules, theatre locations and watch movie trailers for the 38 shorts and feature length films. But hurry up, it seems everyone wants to hide from typhoons and humidity and alot of the films are already selling out.

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