Thursday, February 24, 2011
HKIFF 2011: Hi-So, Tee-Rak and a trailer for Quattro Hong Kong 2
The schedule is now live for the 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival, which includes Quattro Hong Kong 2, a pan-Asian anthology of shorts shot in Hong Kong by Brillante Mendoza, Ho Yu-hang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Stanley Kwan.
Apichatpong's segment is M Hotel, which has the filmmaker hanging out and shooting video in a hotel room. Mendoza's is called Purple. Ho Yu-hang goes black and white in Open Verdict, "a gem about some kind of cross-border trade". Kwan takes the airport shuttle bus to Kowloon in 13 Minutes in the Lives of ....
Quattro 2 is among the open films of the HKIFF along with Johnnie To's latest, Don't Go Breaking My Heart.
Thai features in Hong Kong this year are two movies from indie production company Pop Pictures: Wonderful Town director Aditya Assarat's sophomore effort Hi-So and Sivaroj Kongsakul's mournful romance Eternity (Tee-Rak).
The Hong Kong International Film Festival runs from March 20 to April 5.