Preview – Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox, June 23-25


In partnership with Create Hong Kong and the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society with support from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto (HKETO), Reel Asian presents Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017. The event will run from June 23–25 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Creative Visions is a weekend of free Hong Kong films in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Toronto is one of only ten cities in the world selected to host this celebratory event, including Prague, Seoul, Udine, Moscow, London, Berlin, Paris, Vancouver, and Manchester.

The includes works by well-known Hong Kong names such as Stephen Chow, Johnie To, and Wong Kar-wai as well as films by young directors who have emerged in the past two decades, such as Heiward Mak, who will attend a screening of her first feature High Noon. In addition, the programme will present the newly restored 4K version of Fruit Chan’s legendary 1997 independent feature Made in Hong Kong.

“Such programming is particularly significant as the past two decades have seen major changes in Hong Kong cinema, brought about by digital evolution and related technological advancement, regional financial shifts and market changes, and by a new generation of young Hong Kong filmmakers and audiences exploring the boundaries of cinema,” said Mr. Jerry Liu, Head of Create Hong Kong.

Full programme details and ticket booking facility are available at the Reel Asian website.