The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival
Showcases Six Restored Classics
8 January 2019 (Hong Kong) – The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43) will showcase six restored classics from masters across four continents and spanning half a century, reigniting appreciation from new generations of audiences.
The new 4K restoration of Stanley KUBRICK’s ground-breaking sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) will be shown on the big screen, which promises an awe-inspiring cinematic experience of stunning visuals and imaginative reinvention.
Navigating through time is Bernardo BERTOLUCCI’s sweeping epic 1900 (1976), starring Robert DE NIRO and Gerard DEPARDIEU, on Italy's 70 years of social and political transformation. Likewise, I am Cuba (1964) by the Cannes Palme d’Or winning Russian director Mikhail KALATOZOV is a celebration of revolutionary spirit and cinematic wonderments.
7th Heaven (1927), Frank BORZAGE’s silent Hollywood classic that won three Oscars at the first-ever Academy Awards, remains a yardstick for all romantic dramas. Legendary Danish director Carl Theodor DREYER’s Ordet (1955), a winner of Venice’s Golden Lion and considered by many as one of the greatest films ever made, is a triumph of mise-en-scène and arguably the most profound exploration of the nature of faith in cinema.
From the Japanese auteur KAWASHIMA Yuzo – HKIFF36’s director-in-tribute – is the newly restored The Temple of Wild Geese (1962), a sensual tale of love and power entanglement that continues to influence generations of Japanese filmmakers with its aesthetics of discordance.
HKIFF43 will be held from 18 March to 1 April, 2019. Details of the restored classics section and other films in the HKIFF selection will be available later at www.hkiff.org.hk.
Six Restored Classics:
- 7th Heaven (1927)
- Ordet (1955)
- The Temple of Wild Geese (1962)
- I am Cuba (1964)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
- 1900 (1976)