Hong Kong Festival Sets Debut Features as Opening Film Pair

The Hong Kong International Film Festival next month will host two debut features, drama “Omotenashi” by Jay Chern, and mystery “Xiao Mei” by Maren Hwang as its opening gala titles.Christian Petzold’s recent Berlin competition title “Transit” will play as the Hkiff’s awards gala film.

And the festival will close with veteran Japanese director Yoji Yamada’s “What A Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life.” The festival runs from March 19 – April 5, 2018.Werner Herzog’s 2016 film “Into the Inferno” will play as a gala on the occasion of a masterclass by the German director.

Tsai Ming-liang’s Vr piece “The Deserted,” which premiered last year in Venice will receive a special presentation.

Tsai will also host a masterclass event.The Cinephile Paradise section hosts a wide range of films that have become established as favorites on the international festival circuit.

They include: Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country,” Thomas Stuber’s “In The Aisles,” Samuel Maoz’s “[link

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