Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017

17 – 19 November 2017, London

Special guest Gordon LAM Ka-tung in attendance. Tickets can be had for FREE here.

Create Hong Kong (CreateHK), in partnership with Koenig Film Consultancy Ltd. and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO) with the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) as project manager, announced the details of Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017 London programme.

The screenings will take place over one weekend from 17-19 November 2017. The nine film programme consists of three European/U.K. premieres – the opening film, Paradox, directed by Wilson Yip, which is the latest installment of the S.P.L. crime thriller series, with a host of talents – legendary Sammo Hung as action choreographer, Hong Kong stars Louis Koo Tin-lok and Gordon Lam Ka-tung, and Thailand's superstar Tony Jaa; the closing film, The Brink, the action packed debut by Jonathan Li (assistant director on the Infernal Affairs trilogy); and the critically acclaimed directorial debut by Wong ChunMad World, with impressive performance by two of Hong Kong's well-known stars – Eric Tsang and Shawn Yue. Award-winning Hong Kong star and producer Gordon Lam Ka-tung will attend the special weekend to give audiences an unforgettable viewing experience.

The lineup of the London programme will present a wide range of films including works from internationally renowned Hong Kong directors like Ann Hui's Ordinary Heroes, Johnnie To's Ptu, Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong (4K restored in 2017), Alex Law's Echoes Of The Rainbow to young and talented filmmakers such as Derek Kwok and Clement Cheng co-directors of the kung fu film homage Gallants, and Frank Hui, Jevons Au, and Vicky Wong co-directors of the Johnnie To-produced Trivisa. For more information, please visit: http://creative-visions-london.eventbrite.co.uk

“Over the years Hong Kong filmmakers have shown themselves to be versatile and able to adapt to different trends, technologies and markets,” said Mr. Wellington Fung, Assistant Head of CreateHK and Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Film Development Council, “Today our filmmakers make films for the huge and growing mass market in China with great success, while works of auteur directors also cater for the Hong Kong and overseas markets. We celebrate the inventiveness and skills with which Hong Kong filmmakers have navigated changing local and overseas markets over the years.”

"We are extremely excited to be collaborating with CreateHK and the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society to present "Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017", which offers UK audiences a fantastic selection of films from the past two decades.

Ms. Priscilla To, Director-General of London ETO, said “this film festival in London is part of our programmes to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. It demonstrates the success and creativity of Hong Kong's film industry which has continued to thrive over the past two decades. Apart from being a centre of trade and business, Hong Kong is also a key arts and cultural hub in Asia. With the unique creativity and vitality of the Hong Kong people, we have developed one of the largest and most dynamic film entertainment industries in the world. The festival will also show audiences the different faces of Hong Kong.”

In addition to Hong Kong and London, the nine other cities selected to take part in the celebration of 20 years of Hong Kong movies are Udine, Vancouver, Toronto, Berlin, Seoul, Moscow, Paris, Manchester and Prague.

See the full programme and gets your tickets FREE here.