Yamada, Chang to open HK fest


HONG KONG -- Yoji Yamada's "Kabei – Our Mother," and "Soul of a Demon" from Taiwanese director Chang Tso-chi will open this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival March 17, HKIFF announced Wednesday.

The double feature of Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones' documentary "Shine A Light," fresh off an acclaimed premiere in Berlin, will screen back-to-back with "Coffee or Tea" from director Shu Kei, and co-direction from his top student at Hong Kong's Academy for Performing Arts, for closing night on April 6.

HKIFF is expected to announce its full line-up at a press conference in Hong Kong Thursday.