Indonesia to open with premiere of ‘Septet: The Story Of Hong Kong’

Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation 2021 in Jakarta featuring six recent Hong Kong films, will run from 5 to 7 November.

Event Date: 5 – 7 November 2021

City: Jakarta

The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFA Academy), in collaboration with Bali International Film Festival (Balinale), with the financial support of Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) and Film Development Fund (FDF), and with the support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO), today announced the details of “Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation 2021” in Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

The 3-day programme featuring six recent Hong Kong films, will run from 5 to 7 November 2021. All screenings will be held at Cinema XXI at Plaza Indonesia, Central Jakarta, located at Lantai 6. Jl. MH Thamrin Kav 28-30. Jakarta Pusat. For more information on titles, screening schedule and tickets, please visit the website of AFA Academy and Balinale.

The Indonesia programme will open with Septet: The Story of Hong Kong, the long-awaited omnibus film by seven of Hong Kong’s most revered auteurs – Sammo HUNG, Ann HUI, Patrick TAM, YUEN Wo Ping, Johnnie TO, the late Ringo LAM and TSUI Hark who come together to compose a symphony of stories about their city.

 

Having made a significant impact with his directorial debut Tracey in 2018, director Jun LI’s second feature Drifting takes a close look at the homeless. It features an outstanding ensemble of actors and shows a sensitive approach to an important social issue.

Derek TSANG’s Better Days is tells that a young girl meets a marginal teenager under the pressure of school bullying and academic work, and becomes the only support in her life. The film swept up eight prizes including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay at the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards. The film is Hong Kong’s first Oscar submission to be nominated for best international feature film since 1993.

 

Renowned Hong Kong production designer and art director MAN Lim-chung follows one of Hong Kong’s most influential filmmakers, Ann HUI, in his directorial debut Keep Rolling. This documentary ranges over HUI’s 40-year career, its ups and downs, and also her family and upbringing. HUI is the first Asian woman director to receive Venice’s Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Adam WONG’s The Way We Keep Dancing is the eagerly anticipated sequel to his popular 2013 success The Way We Dance on street dance culture in Hong Kong. This time, the dancers including Cherry Ngan and Babyjohn Choi from the original cast, are faced with gentrification of the district that has nurtured their creativity.

 

The Indonesia programme will close with musician and actor CHIU Sin-hang’s impressive directorial debut One Second Champion.  The film topped the box office upon release in March.  Born with the ability to see one second into the future, a father takes up prize fighting to fund surgery for his hearing-impaired son.

 

“The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is committed to facilitating the long-term development of the Hong Kong film industry,” said Wilfred WONG, Chairman of the AFA Academy and Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, “the missions of the ‘Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation 2021’ are to strengthen film and cultural exchanges, provide an international platform for promoting relations between film businesses, and bring together film professionals from ASEAN countries. We are looking for close collaboration and cooperation among the regions.”

 

“One of the hardest parts of the Covid-19 pandemic has been audiences being cut off from the theatrical experience. Therefore, we are incredibly excited to collaborate with Create Hong Kong and the Asian Film Awards Academy in welcoming Indonesians to experience a selection of recently released Hong Kong films that recognize the rich creativity of Hong Kong Cinema,” said Deborah GABINETTI, Founder and Executive Director of Balinale.

 

“We are very happy to support the ‘Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation’ programmes held in Jakarta, Indonesia and other major cities in the region. Films showing in Jakarta are all premieres in Indonesia, giving audiences the chance to get a first look at current Hong Kong productions from revered auteurs to promising young directors, as well as the variety and creativity of our film industry,” said LAW Kin-wai, Director General of the HKETO.

 

In addition to Indonesia, the other two ASEAN countries to host the “Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation 2021” are Malaysia and Singapore.

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Films to be shown in Indonesia programme are:

◇    Septet: The Story of Hong Kong | 5 November 2021 – 17:30

◇    Drifting | 6 November 2021 – 13:00*

◇    Keep Rolling | 6 November 2021 – 15:50*

◇    Better Days | 6 November 2021 – 18:45

◇    The Way We Keep Dancing | 7 November 2021 – 14:15

◇    One Second Champion | 7 November 2021 – 16:50

 

All screenings are in original language with English and Bahasa subtitles.

All films are Indonesia premiere

* Post-screening Q&A session through live streaming will be held.

 

To see more information in programme leaflet:

You can watch the trailer NOW!

Please contact us if any questions,

Email: info@afa-academy.com

Tel: +852 3195 0608

Website: www.afa-academy.com

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