HKIFF Cine Fan

HKIFF Cine Fan Programme(May - Jul)

Financially supported by the Hong Kong Film Development Fund and organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS), a two-year pilot repertory film programme “HKIFF Cine Fan Programme” was launched in April 2013, with the aim to enrich and deepen the experience of Hong Kong moviegoers, the programme features a variety of curated contemporary, retrospective and thematic showcases, presenting national cinemas, tributes to masters, digitally restored classics, and genre films while supporting Hong Kong films and film culture. Local and overseas filmmakers and critics are invited regularly to introduce films, attend meet-the-audience sessions, conduct seminars, and join panel discussions to facilitate cultural exchange across borders.

In conjunction with the programme, the HKIFFS has introduced Cine Fan, a special privilege scheme for cineastes to enjoy ticket discounts both for the programme, and also the annual Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), the Summer International Film Festival (Summer IFF), and other associated programmes of the Society.

Tickets NOW available at URBTIX.

Ticket Price:
Barry Lyndon                                 - HK$110
Taipei Story                                     - HK$100
Kiss Of The Spider Woman  - HK$85

Tickets are available for the below screenings:
14 May          20:30         Barry Lyndon
11 June          20:20         Barry Lyndon *
25 June         20:30         Taipei Story**
30 July           19:45          Kiss Of The Spider Woman
* Post-screening talk with Lau Yam
** Lecture by Ernest Chan (in Can)

Ticket Promotion
THE CIRCLE members#                                                                   20% discount
HKIFF Cine Fan Classic Privilege, Patron Privilege         20% discount
HKIFF Cine Fan Student Privilege                                             30% discount
# Offer is available at the sales counter of URBTIX Outlets and The Grand Cinema door sales only.

To join THE CIRCLE membership, please fill in the form HERE and enjoy various privileges

URBTIX (5 April 2017 onwards, till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings)
1. Counter Booking: URBTIX Outlets
2. Internet Booking:   |
3. Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
4. Mobile Ticketing App: My Urbtix (Android)My Urbtix (Apple)

The Grand Cinema (On the day of respective screening)
1. Tickets are available at the box office of The Grand Cinema.
2. Ticketing Enquiry: 2196-8170

Handling fee will be charged on each ticket purchased via internet booking, credit card telephone booking or mobile ticketing app.
Customers are advised to collect the tickets at any of the ticket collection points   before going to these screening venues to avoid delay in admission.

All Free Seating

Gift Vouchers and Complimentary
Gift Vouchers and Complimentary Tickets are not applicable

Barry Lyndon - HKIFF Cine Fan
Regarded as the most beautiful film made by Stanley Kubrick, this hypnotic masterpiece follows the fluctuating life of an Irish man without morals. Ryan O'Neal plays an 18th century rogue who enlists in the army, spies as an undercover agent, marries a wealthy noble woman, and then destroys himself.

Shot in lenses used by NASA in the Apollo moon landings, the film is consciously a museum piece painted by candle-lit impressionist cinematography. Apart from the strikingly sumptuous production design and costume, Kubrick supplies his signature sense of detachment in stately elegance, with only a quiver of sadness and irony offered by the offscreen narrator. After all, Kubrick is still remorseless in his doubt of human goodness.

1976 Academy Awards, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction,
Best Costume Design and Best Original Song Score or Adaptation

Post-screening talk with Lau Yam
Stanley Kubrick
Ryan O'Neal
Marisa Berenson
Patrick Magee
Leon Vitali
Taipei Story - HKIFF Cine Fan
The second instalment of Yang’s so-called “Urban Trilogy”, Taipei Story spirals out from the slow dissolution of a romantic relationship between property developer Chin (Tsai Chin) and businessman Lung (fellow New Cinema director Hou Hsiao-Hsien).

Lung clings to his nostalgic past, while girlfriend Chin considers emigrating to the US to start anew. The contrast of past and future is parallel to the development of Taipei itself, as Yang fuses the drama of a city and one couple.

1985 Locarno International Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize

Lecture by Ernest Chan, approx 1 hour, conducted in Cantonese
Edward Yang
Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Tsai Chin
Ko I-Cheng
Wu Nien-Jen
Kiss Of The Spider Woman - HKIFF Cine Fan
A cramped, depressing prison cell. An odd couple with too many differences. As time goes by, macho political prisoner Valentin gradually accepts the flamboyant homosexual Luis and his pulp movie fictions, and they develop a bond that may seem too dangerous, as the beguiling spider woman creeps into Valentin's fantasies...

Brazilian director Hector Babenco mixes reality and fantasy in this visually compelling film about manhood, heroism and love. Made during a politically conservative time, the film is a bold statement for human dignity and compassion within a society that denies it, and it has lost none of its power over the years. William Hurt won multiple best actor awards with his carefully nurtured and profoundly moving gay role, a testimony that life is a choice - not sexual, but between freedom and slavery.

1985 Cannes Film Festival, Best Actor
1986 Academy Awards, Best Actor in a Leading Role
Héctor Babenco
French (in parts)
Protuguse (in parts)
German (in parts)
William Hurt
Raul Julia
Sonia Braga