Salento Film Festival 2017
2017
Date
17/05/2017

6th Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival
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The sixth anniversary of the Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival continues the celebration of the international Independent Cinema from all over the world, showcasing premieres and rare works of art: a unique opportunity to watch the real Independent cinema.

From 17/5 (Wednesday) to 21/5 (Sunday), the Festival will bring a selection of the best of the Salento International Film Festival 2016 edition to be screened at The Grand Cinema.

This year, we are thrilled to present 6 feature films from Italy, Iran, Philippines and Croatia. The 2017 selection includes:

THE MINISTER, from Italy and directed by Giorgio Amato: a grotesque comedy on scandals, bribes and corruption, a desperate entrepreneur who will stop at nothing, a corrupt politician ready for anything.

OUT OF CHORUS, a black comedy settled between Palermo and Rome, directed by Robert De Niro’s Chef-turned-Director Sergio Misuraca.

THE INVISIBLE PLAYER, Italian film directed by Stefano Alpini, a film for fans of Italian cinema. In this masterfully shot riveting drama, suspicion turns into obsession.

OBLIVION SEASON, from Iran and directed by Abbas Rafei, a powerful film that tells the story of Fariba, the woman who believed could escape her former life of prostitution and misery. The beauty of this film lies not only in the photography but in the elegance of the treatment of the subject. A movie which shows just how tough it is to be a woman in the Middle-East.

DELIVER US, Philippines production directed by Mel Chionglo, tackles religion and priesthood, related to a man search for his true calling, seeking redemption through his search for true equality. Allen Dizon the lead actor won Best Actor at SIFF 2016.

ALL THE BEST, a comedy directed by Snježana Tribuson, a joyful drama with a likeable ensemble of characters and an uplifting conclusion, Ksenija Marinković, winner of Best Actress at SIFF 2016.


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Screening Schedule
2017-05-17
19:40 -《ALL THE BEST》

2017-05-18
19:40 -《THE INVISIBLE PLAYER》

2017-05-19
19:40 -《DELIVER US》^

2017-05-20
18:00 -《OUT OF CHORUS》

2017-05-21
18:00 -《THE MINISTER》^
19:40 -《OBLIVION SEASON》

^DELIVER US & THE MINISTER had been classified as Category III. Ticket Exchange for other non sold-out screenings of Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival 2017 Programmes will be made to ticket holders under 18 years of age who buy tickets before the announcement. The aforesaid arrangements can be made at the box office of The Grand Cinema.

Ticketing
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The Invisible Player - Salento IFF
Professor Neri, a university teacher, received an anonymous letter accusing him of an error in an article he wrote discussing the theme of betrayal.

The professor will become obsessed by his suspects, cannot find rest until he will find out who was behind all this.
Director
Stefano Alpini
RunTime
94
Category
IIB
Language
Italian
Subtitle
English
Cast
Genre
Detective
Drama
 
Deliver Us - Salento IFF
Father Greg, a diocesan priest, is reassigned to a parish up in the mountains. His relationship with a young woman named Carla, has produced a child.

He meets the parish priest, Father Alejo, an old friend who is addicted to drinking. One night, Father Greg discovers the lifeless body of Julian in the church premises.

He embarks on a mission to help solve the crime, a mission which leads him to the discovery of his own personal salvation.

This film had been classified as Category III. Ticket Exchange for other non sold-out screenings of Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival 2017 Programmes will be made to ticket holders under 18 years of age who buy tickets before the announcement. The aforesaid arrangements can be made at the box office of The Grand Cinema.
Director
Mel Chionglo
RunTime
103
Category
III
Language
Filipino
English (in parts)
Subtitle
English
Cast
Genre
Crime
Detective
Drama
 
Out Of Chorus - Salento IFF
Dario and Nicola, two young man from Sicily, spend their days slouching around. Dario accepts, in exchange for a job, to take some documents in Rome...

Nicola, a decorator, helps Dario to hide the documents in the car, but when in Rome things do not go as planned
Director
Sergio Misuraca
RunTime
96
Category
IIB
Language
Italian
Subtitle
English
Cast
Genre
Drama
 
The Minister - Salento IFF
Franco Lucci, a businessman, tries to save his company from bankruptcy by winning a public contract with the support of a Minister.

The businessman and his partner organize a dinner for the Minister, which will take an unexpected turn.

This film had been classified as Category III. Ticket Exchange for other non sold-out screenings of Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival 2017 Programmes will be made to ticket holders under 18 years of age who buy tickets before the announcement. The aforesaid arrangements can be made at the box office of The Grand Cinema.
Director
Giorgio Amato
RunTime
99
Category
III
Language
Italian
Subtitle
English
Cast
Genre
Drama
 
Oblivion Season - Salento IFF
A former prostitute starts a new life marrying the man she loves, but her past keeps coming back.

She lives locked up by her husband in her own house and fights for freedom in a male-dominated society.
Director
Abbas Rafei
RunTime
94
Category
IIA
Language
Farsi
Subtitle
English (in parts)
Cast
Genre
Drama