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Top five films to watch in Hong Kong this week (March 15-21), from Buena Vista Social Club: Adios to Goodbye Christopher Robin

Love in the 1950s fashion world, a follow-up Cuban music documentary, Europe’s New Age culture, a family drama about an author and his son, and Hong Kong’s biggest film festival provide the entertainment choices this week

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 15 March, 2018, 7:01am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 March, 2018, 7:01am

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1. Phantom Thread

The great American filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson reunites with Daniel Day-Lewis, star of his modern classic There Will Be Blood, for this profound story of love in all its conflicted glory. Winner of best costume design at the Oscars, the film is every bit as emotionally tense as it is visually striking. (Now showing)

2. Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

While few expected a sequel to Wim Wenders’ popular concert film Buena Vista Social Club, this elegiac follow-up effort by director Lucy Walker sets the historical context of the Cuban music featured in that impressionistic documentary. It also offers a belated behind the scenes look at that 1999 film. (Opens on March 15)

3. Paradise Trips

An estranged father and son are made to resolve their differences in this narrative feature debut by music-video director Raf Reyntjens. The engrossing look at Europe’s New Age culture and generation gaps was filmed at an actual electronica festival in Croatia. (March 18, part of the European Union Film Festival)

4. Goodbye Christopher Robin

The story behind the creation of Winnie the Pooh is given the glossy period treatment in what is nevertheless a heartbreaking film that considers the relationship between children’s author A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin through the lens of post-traumatic stress disorder and parental neglect. (Opens on March 15)

5. Hong Kong International Film Festival

The pre-eminent film festival in Hong Kong returns with a spectacular programme. While award winners from around the world enjoy their local premieres, film legends such as Werner Herzog and Brigitte Lin are also honoured with retrospectives of their work and face-to-face onstage interviews. (From March 19 to April 5)

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