London ETO promotes Hong Kong films in Manchester (with photos)

     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO), promoted the achievements of Hong Kong's film industry in the past 20 years by supporting the "Creative Visions: Hong Kong Cinema 1997-2017" ("Creative Visions") film festival at HOME, Manchester from October 7-26.
      "Creative Visions" film festival in Manchester is a specially curated film festival featuring Hong Kong films produced during the past 20 years and is organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society in partnership with HOME, Manchester, and sponsored by Create Hong Kong. It forms part of the London ETO's programme of events to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
     The festival will include a restoration of Fruit Chans landmark "Made in Hong Kong" (1997), Ann Hui's "Ordinary Heros" (1999), Johnnie To's "Running on Karma" (2003) and "Life Without Principle" (2011), Patrick Tam's "After This Our Exile" (2006) and Herman Yau's "Sara" (2015). Herman Yau joined the festival's opening screening of one of his latest films, "The Sleep Curse" (2017) on October 7 and held a Q&A session with the audiences afterwards.
     Speaking before the screening of "The Sleep Curse" on October 7 in Manchester, the Director-General of the London ETO, Ms Priscilla To, said, "We are bringing to our friends in Manchester seven films produced in Hong Kong in the past 20 years, showing you the diversity and versatility our film productions.
      "Over the past 20 years, under the successful implementation of the 'One Country, Two Systems', Hong Kong continues to thrive as an international business and financial centre. 
      "Yet we all know that Hong Kong is not only about business. Over the years we have developed into a leading arts and culture hub in the region. In particular, the Hong Kong film industry has gained a global reputation over the years. 
      "Not only do we have one of the largest and most dynamic film entertainment industries in the world; many Hong Kong directors, actors, cinematographers and producers have already become household names around the world. They have won acclaim for their unique style, incisive direction and sometimes off-beat storylines."
     Further details of the "Creative Visions" film festival in Manchester can be found at:

Ends/Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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