In previous years, after honoring Lebanon, the Philippines, Turkey, Japan and Mexico, Paris Cinema IFF will celebrate its 10th anniversary with typical grandeur by honoring one of the Asian Tigers, Hong Kong, a true city-state with a strong tradition of cinema and famous worldwide for its dynamism and great cinema up until today.
Through a selection of more than 80 movies, audiences will explore a wide panorama of Hong Kong cinema, ranging from melodramas from the ‘50s and the ‘60s, rare movies from the Hong Kong New Wave, and still to be released movies from the newest generation of filmmakers.
This ground-breaking program is being presented in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, a pioneer since the late 1970s in bringing Hong Kong cinema to the world.
About Paris Cinema IFF
Each year during the first two weeks of July, the Paris Cinema IFF aims to embody the outstanding vitality of cinema with a variety of films, cinematic genres and special programs for audiences in a variety of venues that only Paris can offer. With more than 200 films screened during ten days in emblematic spots of the French capital, Paris Cinema IFF gathers every year more than 70,000 visitors.
The Paris Cinema IFF also offers a special program outlining world contemporary cinema through a selection of about ten movies (fictions and documentaries) presented by their directors. These movies from the whole world contribute for the Prize of the Public, the Prize of the Jury, the Prize of the Bloggers and the Prize of the students.
The subsidized movies will receive a help for their theatrical distribution in France.
A selection of about forty previews to allow you to discover the big movies recently shown at Cannes before their worldwide release, and new films, the hopeful successes of the coming months or to rediscover classic films in newly mastered copies, in the presence of the creative teams.
The festival brings to light every year prestigious personalities of the world cinema in their presence. Since the creation of the festival, the public was so able to relive through rich reviews the mythical work of certain directors, as Aki Kaurismäki, Michael Cimino, Jerzy Skolimowski, Oliver Stone or Francesco Rosi, Sandrine Bonnaire, David Cronenberg Naomi Kawase, Eugène Green, Tsaï Ming-liang As well as the course of big comedians as Isabella Rossellini, Jeanne Moreau, Nathalie Baye, Jane Fonda, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jackie Chan, Javier Bardem, Gael Garcia Bernal, Claudia Cardinale, Jean-Pierre Léaud ou Ronit Elkabetz…
From April, 2012 go to their website to discover the names of festival guests!
The Paris Cinéma festival, it is also a series of festive and playful events to live the cinema otherwise. The 4th Secondhand trade Cinema will be proposed to you in free admission on Saturday, July 7th and Sunday, July 8th. Other events will soon be revealed!
From July 2nd till July 4th, the Paris Cinéma festival invites again the international professionals around its platform of coproduction Paris Project, to accompany a selection of projects and foreign movies in search of French and European financing through meetings, projections, conferences and practical studios(workshops).