IFC, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place, Broadway Cinematheque
May 19th - June 1st
In French, with English Subtitles
Organised by Alliance Française de Hong Kong with the support of the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macao, French May Cinema Program is an invitation for you to “jump down the rabbit hole” to discover the Fantastic Fantasy of French filmmakers.
From illusionist and filmmaker Georges Mélies’s special effects (as seen in A Trip to the Moon / Le Voyage dans la lune), to Michel Gondry’s phantasmagoric sets of the subconscious (Mood Indigo / L’écume des jours), to the dreamy and imaginary world of Amelie’s film director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Micmacs / Micmacs à tire-larigot), French Cinema explores the poetic depths of fantasy as a genre.
This year’s edition will draw you into a world of fairy tales and parallel universes. This selection of ten films not only includes new releases and rarely screened classics – such as (Donkey Skin / Peau d’âne) by Jacques Demy, and (The Beauty and the Beast / La belle et la bête) by Jean Cocteau, but also family-friendly films such as (Tales of the Night / Les contes de la nuit) by Kirikou’s director Michel Ocelot, and “The (King and Mister Bird / Le roi et l’oiseau) by Paul Grimault.
Last but not least, the Hong Kong’s Premieres of (The Lost Prince / Le prince oublié) by Michel Hazanavicius –
starring Omar Sy (famous Lupin and The Intouchables’ main character).
Dans la brume (Just a Breath Away)
L'écume des jours (Mood Indigo)
La belle et la bête (The Beauty and the Beast)
La fameuse invasion des ours en Sicile (The Bears' Famous Invasion)
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amelie)
Le prince oublié (The Lost Prince)
Le roi et l'oiseau (The King and The Mockingbird)
Les contes de la nuit (Tales of the Night)
Les yeux sans visages (Eyes Without a Face)
Madame Hyde (Mrs Hyde)
Notre dame (Notre dame)
Peau d'âne (Donkey Skin)
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