The organizers of the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) announced that Mon Mon Mon Monsters by Giddens Ko will be the closing film. The festival will run from April 11th – 25th, 2017.
Mon Mon Mon Monsters by Giddens Ko – Hong Kong | 2017 – 110 min.
Giddens Ko returns to his acclaimed high school bildungsroman after his box-office hit You Are the Apple of My Eye (2011 Summer IFF), only this time it’s not sweethearts his teenage protagonists are pursuing, but mon mon mon MONSTERS! A target of bullying, a gifted student reluctantly joins a rancorous gang of three for a community care assignment, which ends up with a surprise catch of a man-eating little monster. Driven by curiosity, they begin a series of weird research on it as their relationship goes through an intricate change. Inspired by Mikael Håfström’s Evil, this black comedy takes a closer look at the impact of school violence, appealing to our serious reflection beyond a few laughs.
Sunday 23rd April, 2017 – Hong Kong Culture Centre – 9:30 pm
Tuesday 25th April, 2017 – Hong Kong Arts Centre – 9:00 pm
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