February 2013 (Hong Kong) ― Organised by The Hong Kong International
Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey
Club Charities Trust, the Jockey Club Cine Academy (JCCA) Master Class
is known for offering the local audience a prestigious opportunity to
interact with world-class filmmakers, having brought JIA Zhangke and
Keanu REEVES to town for its 2011 and 2012 editions
respectively. Today the HKIFFS announced that Wong Kar Wai, one of the
most celebrated filmmakers of our time, will conduct this year’s Master
Class on 21 March during the 37
th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF).
has been widely acclaimed: icon of the Hong Kong Second New Wave; the
visionary auteur who helped catapult Maggie CHEUNG and Tony
LEUNG Chiu-wai to international stardom; the first Asian to win Best
Director at Cannes Film Festival (for his 1997 work
); one of the top three in Sight & Sound’s list
of Top Ten Directors of Modern Times; and the meticulous perfectionist
behind this year’s Berlinale opener
. Indeed WKW has become an instantly recognisable and internationally revered name.
are very honoured that Wong has accepted our invitation,” said Roger
Garcia, Executive Director of the HKIFFS. “With his unique
and mesmerising stories and aesthetics, he has created a universe
entirely of his own. His admirers hail from all over the world and he
has helped advance the cause of Hong Kong cinema internationally. I am
sure cineastes in Hong Kong would be thrilled to
hear the master himself share his experience and insights at the Master
Master Class will be held at 7:30pm on 21 March 2013 at Theatre 1, Hong
Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, with simultaneous
interpretation between Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Free and open
to the public, registration starts 3pm, 28 February 2013 athttp://jcca.hkiff.org.
The JCCA is also
receiving applications for another popular programme, Festival Tours,
targeted at moviegoers aged 16-25 and featuring post-screening
discussion sessions with film critics and scholars who act as tour
guides during the HKIFF. Registration is free and on a first-come,
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