Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight' to Open Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival

The festival will close with "Partners in Crime," from Taiwanese director Chang Jung-chi, on Aug. 26.

HONG KONG – Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight will open the Summer International Film Festival on Aug. 12. The festival will close with Partners in Crime, from Taiwanese director Chang Jung-chi, on Aug. 26.

The festival, now renamed Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival, is organized by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society.

Magic in the Moonlight, starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth, is the second time an Allen film has graced the summer festival, the first being 2011 festival closer Midnight in Paris.

Director of closing film Partners in Crime, Chang Jung-chi, is one of the rising stars of the Taiwan film industry. His 2012 debut feature, Touch of the Light, won him the Golden Horse best new director award, and the film was chosen as Taiwan's official entry for the Academy Awards' best foreign-language film category. Partners in Crime, his second feature, is about a group of high school students who grapple with the realities of life and death.