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Making Waves - Navigators of Hong Film Festival

Making Waves - Navigators of Hong Film Festival

Making Waves
showcases some of Hong Kong’s most exciting and talented new and
upcoming filmmakers, featuring the UK Premieres of
TALES FROM THE OCCULT
, a spooky
omnibus mixing urban ghost stories and dark satire directed by Fung Chih Chiang, Wesley
Hoi and acclaimed veteran Fruit Chan, and
BREAKOUT BROTHERS
, Mak Ho-pong’s wild and
whacky box office smash prison caper. Also included is the London Premiere of the sensitive
and moving LGBTQ+ drama
THE FIRST GIRL I LOVED,
directed by
Candy Ng and Yeung Chiu-
hoi, a lovingly nostalgic and bittersweet queer twist on the pure love youth romance genre.
The programme also gives audiences the chance to catch two of the best and most
acclaimed Hong Kong films of recent years, with special screenings of Chan Kin-long’s
award-winning gritty neo-noir
HAND ROLLED CIGARETTE
, a thrilling nod back to the classic
HK genre films of the 1990s, and box office hit
ANITA
, chronicling the life of Anita Mui, one
of Hong Kong’s most cherished and enduring Goddesses of the screen and stage.
Anita Mui’s life and work are also celebrated with the UK Premiere of a newly restored
version of Ann Hui’s 2002 classic
JULY RHAPSODY
, her final film before her tragic death in
2003. Widely regarded as one of the best works of modern Hong Kong cinema, the multiple
award-winning film is a deeply affecting character-driven exploration of broken
relationships, destructive yearning and lost dreams, drawing on Chinese poetry and with an
impressive ensemble cast that also includes Jackie Cheung and Karena Lam.
Tickets and more information: https://focushongkong.uk/strand/making-waves/
Virtual photographic exhibition: https://makingwaves.hkiff.org.hk/virtual_exhibition

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