48 Hours giveaway – The 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival

Giving away 60 tickets to six selected movies for 48 hours readers

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 March, 2015, 7:33pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 April, 2015, 12:52pm

We are giving away 60 tickets to six movies, including Timbuktu, Three Hearts, Maps to the Stars, Paris Texas, Song of the Sea and When Animals Dream screening at the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) to 48 Hours readers.

The HKIFF is one of Asia’s most reputable film platforms, with opportunities for filmmakers to launch new works and filmgoers to catch fresh features and beloved older films. This year’s HKIFF includes screenings of 300 films from 56 different territories at 12 different venues in various parts of Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s largest cultural event showcases films from Hong Kong, the rest of Asia and beyond in a programme that this year includes 11 world premieres, nine international premieres and 68 Asian premieres.



Date:         Monday, 23 March  2015 to Monday, 6 April 2015

Website:   www.hkiff.org.hk




Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Cast: Ibrahim Ahmed, Toulou Kiki, Abel Jafri, Fatoumata Diawara

France/Mauritania • 2014 • 97 mins

At the center of the film’s interwined tales is a Tuareg patriarch, who is forced to face radical Sharia law for an accidental misdeed. Richly perspicacious, Timbuktu is a rousing call for a more open, tolerant world.

3 Hearts

Director: Benoit Jacquot

Cast: Benoit Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni

France/Germany/ Belgium • 2014 • 106 mins

As marriage nears, love and chance intertwine more closely, under the wary eye of matriarch, the ageless Catherine Deneuve. A cinematic banquet, under the masterful hand of Benoit Jacquot.

Maps to the Stars

Director: David Cronenberg

Cast: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson

Canada/USA • 2014 • 111 mins

High in the Hollywood hills, Canadian provocateur David Cronenberg sets to work dissecting the fragile egos and phony personas of Tinseltown’s celebrity elite.

Paris Texas

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell

Germany/France/UK/USA • 1984 • 148 mins

Palme d’Or at Cannes, BAFTA awards and critical praise affirm this telling vision of the American soul, still powerful and poignant decades after its first release.

Song of the Sea

Director: Tomm Moore

Ireland/Denmark/Belgium • 2014 •94 mins

Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film. Tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother, Ben, as they discover secrets from their enchanted past and race to save the magic in their world.

When Animals Dream

Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby

Cast: Sonia Suhi, Lars Mikkelsen, Sonja Richter

Denmark • 2014 • 84 mins

Reclaiming lycanthropy from the sexy masculinity of recent media, Danish director Arnby sets his coming-of-age drama against the landscapes of Jutland, balancing an  elegiac tone poem with a twist of violence, anchored by stong female performances.

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Terms and Conditions

  • Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Each winner will be entitled to a pair of tickets to one selected movie.
  • One entry per HKID holder will be qualified for the registration; multiple entries will be deemed disqualified.
  • The winners will be notified by e-mail by 30 March 2015.
  • All tickets must be collected from No. 1 Leighton Road, South China Morning Post Centre.
  • Prize collection will not be entertained after 02 April 2015 18.00.
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