Hong Kong Cinema Continues to Make Waves in Bali

posted in: Press Release May 2022
Hong Kong Cinema Continues to Make Waves in Bali

23 May 2022 Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema, the touring film programme celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, will land in Asia with next month’s the Balinale, Bali’s International Film Festival, after its successful launch in Udine, Italy.

Presented by Create Hong Kong in partnership with Balinale and supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, the programme will run from 9 to 12 June, with screenings of six films, a virtual exhibition of the works by four Hong Kong unit photographers, and an innovative meet-and-greet with the acclaimed director Stanley Kwan via HoloPresence™, powered by ARHT Media. 

Balinale Founder and Executive Director Deborah Gabinetti said she was thrilled to bring an outstanding selection of new films and restored classics that demonstrate the richness of Hong Kong Cinema in collaboration with Create Hong Kong.  

“We are especially looking forward to experiencing – for the first time in Indonesia – a unique, live hologram with Stanley Kwan introducing his critically acclaimed film, Rouge through this state-of-the-art technology,” Ms Gabinetti said. 

Mr Law Kin-wai, Director General of the HKETO, said his office was happy to support the Making Waves programme at Balinale. “This multifaceted programme showcases the work of those promising and established Hong Kong filmmakers, sharing with Indonesian audience the variety and creativity of our film industry,” Mr Law said. 

The six films featuring in Balinale’s Making Waves programme are: 

  • Breakout Brother I (2020) directed by Ho Pong Mak
  • Drifting (2021) directed by Jun Li
  • Hand Rolled Cigarette (2020) directed by Chan Kin-Long
  • Septet: The Story of Hong Kong (2020) directed by Patrick Tam, Ringo Lam, Ann Hui, Johnnie To, Woo Ping Yuen, Tsui Hark, Sammo Hung
  • Infernal Affairs (Restored) (2002) directed by Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
  • Rouge (Restored) (1987) directed by Stanley Kwan

After Udine and Bali, the Making Waves programme will travel to other cities, including Shanghai, London, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Copenhagen, Sydney, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, Tokyo, Warsaw, Prague, and Dubai.  Please visit the official Making Waves website for regular news and updates.

All in-cinema movies will be shown at Cinema XXI Beachwalk Kuta, Bali. through Registration opens on 21 May through http://www.balinale.com/festival/. Online program is via Book My Show Movies titles and times can be found at the festival website.

For further information 

Please get in touch with Balinale’s press team for further information:

Bali International Film Festival
Jalan Mertasari 10-B | 80228 Sanur Bali | INDONESIA
T: + 62 (0) 361 270 908
Email: press@balinale.com
Website: www.balinale.com
Link to Press Photos

Notes for Editors 

Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema
An accredited event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR.

About Create Hong Kong (CreateHK)
CreateHK is a dedicated office set up under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the Government of the HKSAR to lead, champion and drive the development of the creative economy in Hong Kong.  It coordinates governmental policy and effort regarding creative industries, focuses governmental resources on promoting and speeding up the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the growth of creative industries.

About Bali International Film Festival (Balinale)
Bali International Film Festival (Balinale) was established in 2007. It is recognized internationally for the diversity of its programming consisting of Indonesian and international independent and award-winning fiction, documentary, feature, and short films.

The festival is credited for the quality of its events where filmmakers from around the world come together to collaborate and share, helping us to achieve our goal of creating a gathering of global creativity. The festival is known as a platform for promoting Indonesian cinema and for supporting important educational development and skills building through workshops and seminars. Balinale actively participates in global industry events, and has professional associations and established affiliations with like-minded institutions and organizations, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards, Asian Film Commissions Network, Motion Picture Association, American Film Showcase, Sundance Institute’s Film Forward, and The Juilliard School.

Balinale invites foreign filmmakers to explore Indonesia for potential co-production opportunities that have proven results of delivering cultural, educational, and economic benefits to the country. 

About Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO)
Located in Jakarta, the HKETO represents the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in matters between Hong Kong and the ASEAN as a whole.  The office promotes Hong Kong’s economic and trade interests in the region.  It also handles matters between Hong Kong and four ASEAN countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and the Philippines.

The office organises events regularly to promote Hong Kong’s image and culture exchanges, and attract investment by offering support to individual enterprises interested in setting up or expanding their presence in Hong Kong.