Hong Kong fest lineup revealed
'Shinjuku Incident,' 'Night and Fog' to open eventThe Jackie Chan starrer "Shinjuku Incident," directed by Derek Yee, and the social drama "Night and Fog," directed by Ann Hui, will serve as the opening-night films at the 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival, running March 22-April 13.
Jia Zhangke's "24 City," starring Joan Chen, will close the fest.
The lineup, announced Thursday, also includes six gala premieres, including Wong Kar Wai's "Ashes of Time Redux"; Oliver Stone's "W."; the Kristin Scott Thomas starrer "I've Loved You So Long"; Dane Lam's "The Sniper"; Udayan Prasad's "The Yellow Handerkief," starring William Hurt and Maria Bello; and DreamWorks Animation's 3-D feature "Monsters vs. Aliens."
In the gala presentation, titles include "J.C.V.D.," starring Jean-Claude Van Damme; Academy Award nominee "The Baader Meinhof Complex," from Germany; the India/U.S. co-production "Chandni Chowk to China"; and Bill Maher's documentary "Religulous."
Running concurrently with Hong Kong Film and Television Market (FILMART), which is set for March 23-26, HKIFF will screen more than 250 titles from 55 countries in 11 major cultural venues on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
The complete lineup can be found at www.hkiff.org.hk/eng/main.html.