8 March 2024 (Hong Kong) – The 48th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF48) has announced its full line-up at a media event today.  The festival will showcase over 190 films from 62 countries and regions, including five world premieres, six international premieres, and 64 Asian premieres.

Spanning 12 days from 28 March, HKIFF48 will open with the Asian premiere of Ray Yeung’s All Shall Be Well, which won the Teddy Award at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival. Starring Patra Au and Maggie Li, it offers a feminine perspective on Yeung’s previous work, Suk Suk (2019).  The closing film on 8 April will be the Asian premiere of All the Long Nights, directed by Miyake Sho and starring Matsumura Hokuto and Kamishiraishi Mone.

Joining HKIFF48 Ambassador Karena Lam, Filmmaker-in-Focus Fruit Chan, Ray Yeung, and the cast of All Shall Be Well at today’s media event including director Ho Miu-ki and producer Chan Hing-ka of Love Lies, co-director Trevor Choi and actress Jessica Chan of Fresh Off Markham, executive producer Law Kar and director/editor Donna Ong of the documentary Cinema Strada, and director Wong Siu-pong of Obedience.

This year’s many exciting highlights include the Asian premiere of the latest collaboration between Academy Award winner Hamaguchi Ryusuke and composer Ishibashi Eiko, GIFT.  It features a live music performance by Ishibashi that offers a unique and immersive experience.  Renowned British-Irish playwright/director and multiple award-winner Martin McDonagh will headline a glittering list of filmmakers to grace HKIFF48 in person.  Among those joining him in Hong Kong are Spanish master Víctor Erice and Cannes Best Actress winner Zar Amir (Holy Spider), who will present their films and meet the audience.

As part of an ongoing effort to make cinema accessible and affordable to the public, HKIFF48 will continue to offer a discounted fare of $28 to students, the elderly, people with disabilities, and CSSA recipients.  There will also be free community screenings.

The complete programme and screening schedule are now available on HKIFF’s official website (www.hkiff.org.hk).

The public can purchase tickets from 10 am on Tuesday, 12 March, through all URBTIX outlets.

To download more information:

https://usercontent.hkiff.org.hk/Press/HKIFF48/20240308_Press_Conference/