Summer International Film Festival is going to introduce you some French movies
The annual Summer International Film Festival (SIFF) is just around the corner, it will run from 9 August to 23 August 2011.
This year’s SIFF will feature a series of French films, including Tomboy, A Cat in Paris (Une vie de chat), The Fairy (La fée) as well as four masterpieces from French New Wave auteur Claude Chabrol.
Céline Sciamma’s directorial debut Water Lily showcases her outstanding sensitivity towards youth and sexuality. In her follow-up Tomboy, this year’s Berlin Teddy Jury winner, she further examines gender politics by focusing on Laure, the angel-faced 10-year-old who loves sports and getting rough-and-tumble.
A Cat in Paris (Une vie de chat) is a thrilling and mature animated mystery that unfurls in the alleys and on the rooftops of the French capital, rendered in vivid 2D graphics that will charm viewers of all ages.
The Fairy (La fée) is an enchanting modern-day fairy tale for adults, it was one of the most well-received entries at this year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.
Another highlight is the four new wave classics of Claude Chabrol, including Bitter Reunion (Le beau Serge), The Good Time Girls (Les bonnes femmes), The Unfaithful Wife (La femme infidel) and The Butcher (Le boucher).
The Summer International Film Festival promises to be a summer of fun, besides French films, there are other much anticipated titles from Asian and World Cinema, as well as the latest award-winning films, including the opening film, You are the Apple of My Eye (a Taiwanese film which won the 2011 Taipei Film Festival New Talent Competition Audience’s Choice Award), the closing film, Midnight in Paris (2011 Cannes Film Festival Opening Film), directed by the renowned comedian/director Woody ALLEN …etc.
Details of the programme can be found from the SIFF’s official website, www.hkiff.org.hk