Film Festivals Bresson Retrospective Ten films by French director Robert Bresson will be screened over the next two weekends at the Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema. He directed only 13 works in the 40 years before he died in 1990, yet he was a master of minimalist expression. The opening movie is Pickpocket, an adaptation of Dostoevsky's Crime And Punishment. Tonight, 7.15pm. Following at 9.15pm is Angels Of The Streets, Bresson's debut film that earned him the Grand Prix du Cinema Francais in 1943. Today-Sun, Nov 22-24. Hong Kong Film Archive, 50 Lei King Road, Sai Wan Ho. $50 Urbtix. Programme inquiries: visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/fp The Ninth European Film Festival This festival opens tomorrow with screenings of 18 films from 12 countries at the Science Museum and City Hall. The event includes Austrian film noir Die Fremde (The Stranger) and the fast cars of the hilarious Finnish film Klassikko (The Classic). Harvey Keitel appears in the German war drama Der Fall Furtwangler (Taking Sides). There are also films for the young, such as the French animation Princes And Princesses and the German documentary Warrior Of Light, which tells the story of Yvonne Bezerra de Mello, an artist who helped Brazilian street children. The festival runs from tomorrow to Dec 1. Tickets $50 Urbtix. More information, call 2827 8101 French Cinema The Alliance Francaise is celebrating the 25th anniversary of film festival French Cinepanorama. Sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and supported by Broadway Cinematheque, the festival comprises three major retrospectives, the first two dedicated to directors Bertrand Tavernier and Nicolas Philibert. The third is a celebration of women, which pays tribute to actress Jeanne Moreau. Dec 6-19. www.cinema.com.hk . Inquiries: 2388 0002 Culture Latvian National Opera The Baltic country's leading opera company will make its Hong Kong debut next month. A cast of more than 100 will perform two operas: Verdi's Nabucco on Dec 10-11, and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin from Dec 13-15. Grand Theatre, Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. $120-$590 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 Beyond One of Hong Kong's most established colourists, Nancy Chu Woo, has taught at the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University and the Arts Centre. She represents a new breed of modernist artists in the SAR. This exhibition features some of her lavishly colourful paintings on rice paper. The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1137. Ends today Burmese Days An exhibition of landscape and figure paintings by three leading contemporary artists from Myanmar: Min Zaw, Tin Tung Hliang and Nyein Chan Su. Despite its recent turbulent history, these artists concentrate on capturing the Golden Earth of Burma beneath the political upheaval. Their landscapes, village scenes and images of Buddhist monks have a simple charm. Zee Stone Gallery, G/F Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central. Tel: 2810 5895 The Sound Of Music A collection of recent ink paintings by mainland artist Yang Gang, who has felt a strong affinity to music since childhood. In this exhibition he has reworked many sketches - in both ink on paper or ink and colour on paper - of conductors and opera singers, dancers and performers, chamber orchestras, piano concerts, voilinists and pipa players. Yan Gallery, 77 Wyndham Street, Central. Tel: 2139 2345, www.yangallery.com The International Festival Of Lilliput British theatre companies Ripley Theatre and Tinderbox present a mini fringe festival of three short plays. My Brother's Conversion (about a man, his gay brother and their shared love of an American woman), Mad Margaret's Revenge and The Jolly Folly Of Polly The Scottish Trolley Dolly, a musical about a flight attendant coming to terms with pregnancy. Tomorrow, 7.30pm. Fringe Studio, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. $150 ($120) Ticketek. Inquiries: 2521 7251 T'ang Quartet And Wong Chi-fai A professional string quartet from Singapore, the T'ang Quartet collaborates with Hong Kong multimedia artist Wong Chi-fai in a live experiment of video projection, installation art and music, in an outdoor concert at the University of Hong Kong. Wong assembles video clips to accompany classical works, with the images projected on to a three-metre-high installation. Today, 7.30pm. Sun Yat-sen Plaza, University of Hong Kong, free tickets available at the Department of Music, Hung Hing Ying Building, Room G02, University of Hong Kong. Inquiries: 2859 7045 Mozart Magic The Hong Kong Philharmonic plays two nights of Mozart, including Serenade No 12 in C Minor, Violin Concerto No 1 in B Flat and Symphony No 40 in G Minor. David Atherton takes the baton and philharmonic concertmaster Dennis Kim plays violin. Tomorrow and Sat, 8pm. Concert Hall, City Hall, Central. $60-$220. Inquiries: 2721 2030 or visit www.hkpo.com The Gate Composer Tan Dun's multimedia opera follows the confessions of three women who committed suicide for love: Yu Ji from Lilian Lee's Farewell My Concubine, Juliet from Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet and Koharu from Chikamatsu's The Love Suicides At Amijima. At the gate through which all souls must pass to be reborn, the three women await their judgments. Tan both conducts and plays one of the judges. Today and tomorrow, 8pm. Concert Hall, Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. $150-$420 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044 The Chater Collection Revisited An exhibition of pictures relating to China, Hong Kong and Macau from 1655 to 1860 and other rare pictures of Hong Kong and the China coast. Wattis Fine Art, 2/F, 20 Hollywood Road, Central. Tel: 2524 5302 or visit www.wattis.com.hk . Extra-curricular Matilda Sedan Chair Race The annual charity bash takes place on the Peak this Sunday. More than 50 corporate teams will run along Mount Kellett Road to raise $2.5 million for more than 30 local charities. The race begins at 10am, and there is a food bazaar, games stalls and live musical entertainment. This year's theme is 'Carnival'. Starts 10am Sun, bazaar open from noon-4pm. More information, call 2849 6852 or visit www.sedanchairace.org Urbtix: 2734 9009 Urbtix/CityLines credit-card booking: 2111 5999 Fringe: 2521 7251 CityLine: 2317 6666 TicketNet: 2312 9998 Ticketek: 3128 8288 For a complete listings service visit totallyhk.scmp.com.