Cinema enthusiasts will have a chance to explore the best of the world’s film industry as Festival de Cannes Film Week will be making its Asia debut in Hong Kong later this year; landing at the K11 MUSEA from 12 to 17 November 2019.
Pierre Lescure, president of Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of Festival de Cannes, are joining forces with Adrian Cheng, founder of K11 Group and executive vice-chairman of New World Development, to bring the world-class film festival to Hong Kong.
In celebration of creativity, culture and cinema, the Festival de Cannes Film Week will present six films from the selection of the Festival de Cannes 2019 and invite a few select industry professionals, such as directors and actors, to introduce their work and practices through a series of Q&As and masterclasses.
The film week aims to invite the public to celebrate the art of filmmaking, to discover the latest works of great contemporary directors, and to get a taste for what is up and coming in the world of cinema.
“The story of Festival de Cannes Film Week began in Buenos Aires almost ten years ago with the idea of taking the spirit of the Festival on a global journey, thereby continuing the dialogue with people from all over the world who visit us in Cannes every year in May and creating a cinema moment with a unique format,” said Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux.
“With our Festival de Cannes Film Week, we hope to initiate the very opposite by taking to the road and bringing the spirit of the Festival and the work of artists to other parts of the globe. There is no better place to extend this experience than Hong Kong which has seen the origins of so many great filmmakers who have come to show their films in Cannes.”
The film week echoes K11 MUSEA’s objective to develop an ongoing programme of innovative cultural events for its international audience.
Adrian Cheng commented, “For decades, Festival de Cannes has been synonymous with culture and creativity, and through them, it has grown to become the landmark festival that brings together the very best creative powers of cinematography. It is through our aligned vision to bring world-class curated content to a global audience that Festival de Cannes Film Week at K11 MUSEA is made possible.”