Festival Roundup #1 – Hong Kong International Film Festival 2018

The 42nd Annual Hong Kong International Film Festival ran from March 19 to April 5. Howard Elias went there and tells us about what he saw. For more of his articles, please visit his website: https://howardforfilm.com.

Thank you for sharing your great movie reviews, Howard!

 

Howard For Film

The 42nd Annual Hong Kong International Film Festival is on now. This year’s event, which runs from March 19 to April 5, features over 230 films from 60 countries and regions, 63 of which are world, international or Asian premieres. There is also a master class with German director Warner Herzog along with the opportunity to watch more than 20 of his classics, and includes a sidebar of 10 restored classics, including Wim Wender’s WINGS OF DESIRE (1987), Jean-Luc Godard’s rarely seen THE RISE AND FALL OF A SMALL FILM COMPANY (1986), and Chinese director Shi Dongshan’s STRUGGLING (1932).

The annual industry trade show, Filmart, is on now too, so I’ve been busy watching some of the market screenings. Even so, I’ve still managed to fit in four festival films so far:

Into the Inferno


Warner Herzog’s latest film is a documentary that is less about volcanoes than it is…

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