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Hong Kong International Film Festival 2014

10 Minutes
"10 Minutes" (Lee Yong-seung)

Hong Kong (International Film Festival, March 24 — April 7, 2014). Jury: Peter Rist, Canada (""), Richard Bolisay, The Philippines, Matthew Ching Hang CHENG, Hong Kong ("Hong Kong Economic Times"). FIPRESCI prize: "10 Minutes" directed by Lee Yong-seung (Korea, 2013, 93min). Print source: Tiger Cinema (Korea, South), Tel: 82 1036606307, e-mail:


Old and New; Passion and Alienation. Although the Hong Kong International Film Festival has fallen a little in its international standing in relation to Busan, it still does a great job of representing recent Asian cinema for the international audience as well as world cinema for the local audience. Peter Rist's report. arrow.
Human Communication: Relationship in a Village, Social Alienation in a Modern World. Besides FIPRESCI prize winner 10 Minutes, other films that showcased the trouble of human relationships or social alienation included Taiwanese director Chienn Hsiang's Exit, Austrian director Sudabeh Mortezai's Macondo, American director Josephine Decker's Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, and Japanese director Sakamoto Ayumi's Forma, Chinese director Zhao Dayong's Shadow Days and Chinese director Yang Heng's Lake August. Matthew Cheng's impressions. arrow.
Synecdoche for Sadness. Locals and guests attending the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival are greeted by cold weather and rain showers as they flock to several theaters around the city, but this comforting chill only gives them every possible reason to seek the warmth of movies. Fortunately, the festival offers a number of interesting titles, and though some of them may be a bit tepid or heavyhanded, the assortment of themes and variety of talent present in every section of the event, from competition entries and gala screenings to retrospectives and restored classics, are enough to make its two-week run a truly remarkable experience. Richard Bolisay's report. arrow.



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