By PETERSON GONZAGA
HOLLYWOOD-For years, Hong Kong has made an impact in cinema. As part of The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), the organization has announced its lineup for the upcoming “LAAPFF PRESENTS: HONG KONG GENERATIONS OF CINEMA,” sponsored by Hong Kong Economic And Trade Office, San Francisco (HKETO).
The special 1-day showcase will take place on October 15th in Los Angeles, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Ave.
HONG KONG GENERATIONS OF CINEMA celebrates the diverse storytelling talent to come out of Hong Kong, and uplifts its impact on audiences all over the globe. The lineup will feature filmmaking from different decades, including:
The 1993 film HEROIC TRIO, directed by Johnnie To, starring Hong Kong cinema icons Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, and Anita Mui
The 2019 film TWILIGHT’S KISS (SUK SUK); a quiet portrayal of a gay relationship between two men in their twilight years, directed by Ray Yeung
And a shorts program featuring films from directors: Natalie Chao, Linhan Zhang, Wong Kar Wai, Kristi Hoi, and Esther Cheung.
“Hong Kong cinema has left a profound impact on world cinema. Beyond thrilling action set-pieces and dazzling visuals, film fans across the globe have fallen in love with these homegrown stories of resilience, hope, and promise, told through a unique cinematic lens. We look forward to presenting some of our favorites on the big screen,” says Kirby Peñafiel (Sr. Programmer, LAAPFF).
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://laapffpresents.eventive.org/welcome