The Festival de Cannes Film Week will make its Asia debut in Hong Kong at retail hub K11 Musea from November 12–17 this year.
The festival will present six films from the selection of the Festival de Cannes 2019 and invite a few select industry professionals to introduce their work and practices through a series of Q&As and masterclasses.
Brought to Hong Kong by Festival de Cannes president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Fremaux, along with K11 Group founder and New World Development executive vice-chairman Adrian Cheng, Festival de Cannes Film Week will celebrate creativity, culture and 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,” said Lescure and Freemaux, “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.
“At the Festival de Cannes we invite the whole world to come to Cannes 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. 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!”
“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,” commented Cheng.
“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. This is an important milestone for K11 Musea as we look to develop an ongoing programme of innovative cultural events for our international audience.”