How did it start? Alliance Française de Hong Kong is committed in the promotion of French cinema since its establishment in 1953. The same year it organised the first French film Festival. That edition was the pioneer in Hong Kong, and making it the oldest film festival in the city. The first festival presented at the Queen Theatre the “cult-to-be” film “Mr. Hulot’s Holiday” by Jacques Tati, immediately after its release in France. Since then the festival has always brought the latest films to Hong Kong. More than 45 editions of the festival Since 1972 the festival has become a regular event each year, in collaboration with LCSD. Today we celebrate the 45th consecutive edition of the festival. The festival has screened hundreds of French films, attracted a wide range of audience from cinema lovers to the general public, including some Hong Kong artists and directors who had their first exposure to French cinema at the festival. Dynamism, Diversity and Quality The festival always promotes and accompanies the evolution of French cinema, from the prominent and influential new wave period until today. Each festival is a new challenge for the team to bring you the continuing renewal and invigorating diversity of French cinema, from first works to multi-awarded movies, making the programme accessible and truly representative of what French cinema is today. The organisations behind the festival The festival is passionately created and presented by Alliance Française de Hong Kong, the city’s French language and cultural center since 1953. Nonetheless, the festival wouldn’t be a success without the support of many other organisations, such as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, UniFrance, French Consulate, local theaters, film distributors, sponsors and many other partners. The festival attracts the stars Over the years, many French actors and directors have been joining the celebrations of the festival and met Hong Kong audience through Q&A or press conferences: from the recently invited guests Daniel & Emmanuel Leconte (Je suis Charlie), Nicolas Saada (Taj Mahal), Gaspard Ulliel (Saint Laurent), Frédéric Chau, Phillipe de Chauveron (Serial Bad Weddings), Abdellatif Kechiche (Blue is the Warmest Colour – Palme d’Or to the iconic Pierre Richard, Miu Miu, Gérard Jugnot, Matthieu Kassovitz, Cédric Klapish, Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Assayas and many mores.
URBTIX (HONG KONG CITY HALL & HONG KONG FILM ARCHIVE) Ticketing Enquiries:3761 6661 Credit Card Telephone Booking:2111 5999 Internet Programme Enquiries :2527 7825 Remarks: Patrons can only enjoy either one of the above discount schemes for purchase of the same ticket. Please inform the box office at the time of purchase which discount scheme you wish to enjoy. The Hong Kong Film Archive box office only provides counter sales and ticket collection services for film programmes at LCSD venues. Discount for Alliance Française membership cardholders and Broadway Cinematheque VIP members is not available for internet booking and credit card telephone booking. A $8 handling fee will be charged for each ticket purchased from internet booking and telephone credit card booking. AMC PACIFIC PLACE ↓ Phone Ticketing:2265-8933 Online Enquiry Hotline:2265 -8933 Handling fee will be charged on each ticket purchased online or by phone (HK$10/ticket) PALACE IFC ↓ Phone Ticketing: 2388-3188 Online ticketing: Enquiry Hotline:2388-6268 Handling fee will be charged on each ticket purchased online or by phone (HK$10/ticket) BROADWAY CINEMATHEQUE, THE ONE ↓ Phone Ticketing:2388-3188 Online Enquiry Hotline:2388-0002 Handling fee will be charged on each ticket purchased online or by phone (HK$8/ticket & HK$10/ticket for Weekdays & Weekends Screenings respectively) SPECIAL NOTES ↓ At the time of the release of this website, some of the films have not been submitted to the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article administration. In the event that a film is subsequently classified as Category III, refunds will be made to ticket holders under 18 years old (with the original tickets intact, from 23 Novembre to 14 Decembre 2016) at the Alliance Francaise de Hong Kong, 2/F, 123 Hennessy Road, Wanchai. The contents of the programme do not represent the views of the presenter and sponsors. The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and the schedule should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.