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German premiere of Johnnie To's "Three" held at Munich International Film Festival
     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Berlin (HKETO Berlin) is presenting the German premiere of Hong Kong director Johnnie To's "Three" at this year's Munich International Film Festival, with screenings on June 24 and 30. This collaboration is the first of a series with film festivals across Europe that HKETO Berlin has planned in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

     First held in 1983, the Munich International Film Festival is one of Europe's largest summer film festivals, showing over 200 feature films, documentaries and TV movies with more than 2 000 German and international professionals from film, TV and media participating. The Festival attracts around 80 000 visitors every year and is a meeting place for stars, audience members and leading film industry representatives. 

     The 35th edition is running from June 22 to July 1, with 180 movies from 60 territories, among them 45 world premieres and 120 German premieres. One of them is "Three", winner of the Best Actor award for Wallace Chung at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival China Movie Channel Media Awards.

     Johnnie To, whose production "Office" had premiered in Munich the year before, is one of the most respected directors in Hong Kong, having contributed significantly to Hong Kong's reputation as the "Hollywood of the East". Hong Kong has more than a century's history in filmmaking and has one of the largest and most dynamic film entertainment industries in the world.

     The Munich International Film Festival is not the only noted European film festival to have established a successful partnership with HKETO Berlin. The Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland has again agreed to feature four to six Hong Kong productions in its recently established "Hong Kong Window" section later this year. Furthermore, Hong Kong Film Festivals will be staged in Berlin in the second half of July as well as in Prague in mid-September with the support of Create Hong Kong, a dedicated agency set up under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.

About Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Berlin

     HKETO Berlin is the official HKSAR Government representative in commercial relations and other economic and trade matters in Germany as well as Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Switzerland.
Ends/Monday, June 26, 2017
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