Film Fes­ti­val

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Reel Women Film Fes­ti­val

A group of gen­der-con­scious film­mak­ers, schol­ars and cu­ra­tors have put to­gether a cin­ema pro­gram to bring more aware­ness to how women are rep­re­sented in cin­ema, and also to sup­port in­de­pen­dent women film­mak­ers in Hong Kong. The pro­gram opens with cross-cul­tural ro­mance “It’s Al­ready To­mor­row in Hong Kong,” which filmed here in 2014 and even fea­tures a cameo from HK Mag alum Zach Hines, and closes with Ira­nian vam­pire drama and in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­val fa­vorite “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” (Mar 18). Apart from screen­ings, there are also mas­ter­classes with fe­male di­rec­tors, talks, and a uni­ver­sity tour of se­lect films. Mar 6-27. reel­wom­en­hongkong.org. $85 from cin­ema.com.hk. Reg­is­ter for events and talks at tiny.cc/hk-reel­wom­en2016uni.

40th Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val

The Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val re­turns for the big 4-0 this year, fea­tur­ing more than 240 ti­tles from 66 coun­tries. The fes­ti­val opens with Chi­nese direc­tor Yang Qing’s sec­ond fea­ture “Chongqing Hot Pot,” about the ad­ven­tures of three high school kids who open a hot pot restau­rant; and “Triv­isa,” a

John­nie To-pro­duced, pre-1997 heist film fol­low­ing three crim­i­nals, in which each char­ac­tor’s point of view is shot by a dif­fer­ent direc­tor—Frank Hui, Vicky Wong and Jevons Au. The fes­ti­val closes with the Asian pre­miere of Kiyoshi Kuro­sawa’s thriller, “Creepy,” about a for­mer po­lice­man who sus­pects that his neigh­bor is in­volved in a miss­ing per­sons case. Mar 21-Apr 4. hk­iff.org.hk.

“Triv­isa” at the 40th HK­IFF

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