In the past decade, Hong Kong has seen a growing number of first-time or emerging filmmakers. To help young filmmakers build a long-term sustainable career and to meet the needs of an increasingly diversified audience culture and film industry, the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) sees a pertinent need to assist filmmakers to expand their professional and personal horizons, enrich their crafts, network and get recognised on local and international levels.

In 2019, coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, one of the world’s most prestigious and influential breeding grounds for accomplished filmmakers, the HKAC presents New Waves, New Shores: Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 50 Meets Hong Kong Cinema. Hong Kong-based film critic, journalist and curator, Clarence Tsui, is the HKAC’s guest curator of the film screening series and will conduct discussion panels and workshops under this programme.

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Date: 06.06.2019 – 23.06.2019


6/6 (Thu)    7:30pm     Opening Ceremony and Screening of “The Story of Woo Viet”* by Ann Hui

7/6 (Fri)      2pm          “Barravento” by Glauber Rocha

“7/6 (Fri)      4:30pm     “The Story of Woo Viet” by Ann Hui

7/6 (Fri)      7:30pm     “Summer” (L’Été)* by Marcel Hanoun

7/6 (Fri)      9:10pm     “Glass Tears”* by Lai Miu-suet

8/6 (Sat)     4pm          “Binding Sentiments” (Holdudvar) by Márta Mészáros

8/6 (Sat)     7:30pm     “Bends”* by Flora Lau

9/6 (Sun)    2pm          Talk: Feasting on Futures – the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and the Celebration of New Cinemas

9/6 (Sun)    4:15pm     “Kongkee x Simon Liu”*

9/6 (Sun)    7:30pm     “Adam 2” by Jan Lenica and “Scenes from Under Childhood (Section 1)” by Stan Brakhage

13/6 (Thu)  7:30pm     “The Trip” by Roger Corman

14/6 (Fri)    7:30pm     “Everlasting Love”* by Michael Mak

15/6 (Sat)   4pm          “Duet for Cannibals” (Duett för kannibaler) by Susan Sontag

15/6 (Sat)   7:30pm     “House of the Lute”* by Lau Shing Hon

16/6 (Sun)  2:30pm     “Mustang” by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

16/6 (Sun)  4:45pm     Masterclass on Colour Grading with Yov Moor

22/6 (Sat)   3:30pm     “Invasion” (Invasión) by Hugo Santiago

22/6 (Sat)   7:30pm     “Trivisa”* by Frank Hui, Jevons Au, Vicky Wong

23/6 (Sun)  3:30pm     “Death by Hanging” by Nagisa Ôshima

23/6 (Sun)  7:30pm     “Somewhere Beyond the Mist”* by King-wai Cheung

*With after-screening talk


Pierre-Henri Deleau (Co-Founder of Cannes Directors’ Fortnight), Clarence Tsui (Hong Kong-based Film Critic, Journalist and Curator), Wen Tien-hsiang (Taiwan Film Critic and Programmer, Chief Executive Officer of Taipei Golden Horse Executive Committee), Yov Moor (French Colourist and DI Producer, Jinpa, A Yellow Bird, Norwegian Wood, etc.), Teddy Robin (Hong Kong Producer, The Story of Woo Viet), Lau Shing-hon (Hong Kong Director, House of the Lute), Norman Chan (Hong Kong Producer, House of the Lute), Michael Mak (Hong Kong Director, Everlasting Love), Lai Miu-suet (Hong Kong Director, Glass Tears),  Chui Tien-you  (Hong Kong Actor, Glass Tears), Cheung King-wai (Hong Kong Director, Somewhere Beyond the Mist), Rachel Leung and Kyle Li (Hong Kong Actors, Somewhere Beyond the Mist), Frank Hui and Vicky Wong (Hong Kong Directors, Trivisa), Kongkee (Hong Kong Comics and Animation Artist, Winner of Gold Mention of DigiCon6 ASIA awarded by TBS Japan), Nose Chan (Programmer, Hong Kong Independent Film Festival), Didi Wu (Programmer, Broadway Cinemetheque and Hong Kong Asian Film Festival), Kiki Ho (Curator, Ground Up Student Film Festival) and more. 

Tickets are available at URBTIX now.

The complete and detailed programme can be found here

On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"