Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy by Hamaguchi Ryusuke will close activities of the 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival which will go hybrid with both-in-theatre and online screenings from April 1st – 12th, 2021.
During the 12-day extravaganza, over 190 titles from 58 countries and regions, of which 10 are world, 11 international and 43 Asian premieres, will be presented in close-to 230 screenings in theatres, and nearly 60 films are available through online platform.
The latest film by Hamaguchi Ryusuke (Asako I & II, 2018) is a triptych of short stories that examines the callousness of desire and the brutality of love in quiet, eloquent ways. A model realises she is entangled in a love triangle when her best friend recalls an amazing date; a married woman attempts to seduce a university professor for revenge; and two women strike up an unexpected friendship after a case of mistaken identity. The film’s scale may be modest, but its emotions are profound. Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize, Berlinale. (HKIFF 2021)
Sunday 11th, 2021 (Sunday) | Hong Kong Cultural Centre | 6:15 pm
Sunday 11th, 2021 (Sunday) | Hong Kong Cultural Centre | 9:30 pm
For more information, please visit the official HKIFF website: https://www.hkiff.org.hk
About the festival:
Founded in 1976, the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is Asia’s oldest international film festival and a pioneer in introducing Hong Kong, Chinese language and Asian cinema and filmmakers to the world.
Annually screening over 200 titles from more than 50 countries in approximately 10 major cultural venues across the territory, the Festival is one of Hong Kong’s largest cultural events. The festival features world and international premieres of Hong Kong and Asian films, and Asian premiers of international films. The festival has maintained its founding premise of bringing films to local audiences that they might not be aware of, and of introducing Hong Kong, Chinese language, and Asian films to the world.