HKIFF readies trio of tributes
Next month’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) will feature a trio of different retrospectives.
These include a new film and a masterclass by Chinese director Jia Zhangke; a tribute to leading Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami (pictured); and a look back at Kuei Chih-hung (aka Kwai Chi-hung), who the festival describes as “˜Hong Kong Cult Meister.’
The Jia event sees the premiere of Yulu, a 90-minute omnibus film that involves six young directors conducting interviews with 12 leading Chinese figures from different walks of life. Jia produced the film and directed two of the 12 segments.The masterclass will be held on 21 March 2011.
The Kiarostami tribute involves the screening of his recent Certified Copy and 14 of his previous films, including The Taste of Cherry, which shared the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1997.