6 Oct
Edouard Ettedgui

PRESIDENT, ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE HONG KONG

We are more than happy to present our 47th edition of our HK French Film Festival, the eldest Film Festival in Hong Kong.

 Since the 70s, Alliance Française de Hong Kong has been proposing a consistent and every time richer program for the local audience.

The Alliance Francaise de Hong Kong has gone through the history of French cinema for decades, almost as long as its own history, starting back 65 years ago, in the Spring of 1953.

This shows the consistent and continuous involvement of our teams, artists, volunteers, partners, and sponsors over the time for which we at the Alliance Francaise de Hong Kong are most graceful.

All this is the consequence of the great diversity of French cinema. This year selection highlights the high standard quality of French cinema production, through its main selection (Gala Premieres and Cinepanorama), but also through its Retrospective that will embark us in January into 70 years of some of the best original music.

French cinema is celebrated for its esthetics, emotion and intelligence. The excellent image enjoyed by the French cinema worldwide is confirmed in Hong Kong where the acquisition of French films by local distributors has grown steadily in recent years. We will present a large selection with our Gala Premieres.

Our selection this year will bring you to an extraordinary journey through this richness, with the presence of various major artists and special events.

I wish you a wonderful 2018 festival!

 

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