Terracotta's "Hong Kong 15 Film Festival" Full LIne-up Announced

James Marsh, Asian Editor
1st July marks 15 years since Hong Kong was handed back to the Chinese by Great Britain. To commemorate this special occasion, the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office London, in association with the Terracotta Festival, has put together a fantastic programme of films from the region, including both the very latest big screen releases, highlights from the past fifteen years, and also a couple of timeless gems to delight British fans of Hong Kong Cinema.

Taking place at the Odeon Covent Garden, London, from 2nd July until 14th July, the festival kicks off with Ann Hui's multi-award-winning drama, A Simple Life, starring Andy Lau and the highly decorated Deanie Ip, with writer-producer Roger Lee in attendance, on whose life the story is based. Other films in the CURRENTS section include Johnnie To's excellent Life Without Principle, Peter Chan's martial arts drama, Wu Xia, and Jessie Tsang's delightful, micro-budget feature, Big Blue Lake.

Highlights in the 15 YEARS: A REVIEW section include Fruit Chan's awesome indie flick, Made In Hong Kong, Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's seminal thriller Infernal Affairs, as well as Pang Ho Cheung's delightfully bloody satire, Dream Home. On top of these selections, the festival will also screen Shaw Brothers' classics The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and Chang Cheh's One-Armed Swordsman, giving British audiences a rare opportunity to see these martial arts masterpieces on the big screen. 

The Hong Kong 15 Film Festival full programme:
 
CURRENTS:
A Simple Life - by Ann Hui
Big Blue Lake - by Jessey Tsang Tsui-Shan
White Vengeance - by Daniel Lee
Life Without Principle - by Johnnie To
The Bounty - by Fung Chi Chiang
The Detective 2 - by Oxide Pang
East Meets West 2011 - by Jeffrey Lau
Wu Xia - by Peter Chan
 
15 YEARS: A REVIEW
Made In Hong Kong - by Fruit Chan
When Beckham Met Owen - by Adam Wong
Infernal Affairs - by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak
Sparrow - by Johnnie To
Dream Home - by Pang Ho-cheung
 
SHAW BROTHERS CLASSIC
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin - by Liu Chia-Liang
One Armed Swordsman - by Chang Cheh

For further information regarding screening times, locations and ticketing information, visit the festival website here.




 
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