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Between reality and fantasy, an express journey to Hong Kong through the early iconic films of Wong Kar-Wai, and two contemporary works reflecting the city's evolving landscape.

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As Tears Go By 旺角卡門

by Wong Kar-Wai 王家衛

Starring ANDY LAU, MAGGIE CHEUNG

1988 | Crime, Drama, Romance|102mins | VOFT

In the ruthless, neon-lit world of Hong Kong's gangs, a low-level mafia henchman finds himself in a heart-wrenching dilemma. As he navigates the dangerous underworld, he falls for his beautiful, ailing cousin, sparking a forbidden romance that offers a glimpse of hope and love. However, his loyalty is fiercely tested by his reckless crime partner, whose desperate attempts to gain notoriety unleash a spiral of violence. Torn between his burgeoning love and unwavering loyalty, the henchman faces choices that could lead to salvation or destruction.

Friday  4/10 – 20h30

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Days of Being Wild 阿飛正傳

by Wong Kar-Wai 王家衛

Starring Leslie CHUENG, MAGGIE CHEUNG|

1988 | Crime, Drama, Romance|102mins | VOFT

In the 1960s, under the vibrant, hazy skies of Hong Kong, Yuddy (Leslie Cheung) drifts through life with a languid charm. Raised carelessly by his adoptive mother, he floats from one lover's embrace to another, untroubled and indifferent—until the moment marriage is mentioned. Yuddy's existence is marked by a profound narcissism and an insatiable obsession with uncovering his true origins. This quest drives him to leave behind everything he knows—friends, mistresses, and even his mother. Driven by a restless spirit, Yuddy sets off to the Philippines, embarking on a poignant journey into his past, seeking the pieces of a life that might finally complete his own.

Saturday 5/10 – 16h

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 Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In
九龍城寨之圍城

by Soi CHENG 鄭保瑞

Starring Louis Koo, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Raymond Lam

2024 | Action, Thriller |125 mins | VOFT

In the 1980s, the only place in Hong Kong where British law didn't apply was the notorious Kowloon Walled City, an enclave ruled by gangs and rife with all sorts of illegal activities. Fleeing the powerful Triad boss Mr. Big, illegal immigrant Chan Lok-kwun finds refuge in Kowloon, where he comes under the protection of Cyclone, the leader of the Walled City. Alongside other outcasts from his clan, they must face the invasion of Mr. Big's gang and defend the fortress that has become their sanctuary.

5/10 – 20h30

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Chungking Express 重慶森林

by Wong Kar-Wai 王家衛

Starring :  Takeshi Kaneshiro, Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Faye Wong

1994 | Comédie dramatique, Romance |102mins | VOFT

Two cops find themselves heartbroken after being dumped by their girlfriends. One vows to fall in love with the first woman who walks into a bar in Chungking House, where he drowns his sorrows. The other, each night, visits the Midnight Express, a neighborhood fast-food joint, to buy a "Chef Salad" from the pretty server Faye, destined for his idealized love, a flight attendant. This is a fable about desire and love stories tossed about by a whimsical and charming fate, captured by a dizzying camera and set to an aggressive energy and a memorable soundtrack (Faye Wong's cover of The Cranberries' "Dreams," The Mamas and the Papas' "California Dreamin'"). "A grand film for romantic dreamers" - DVD Classik

Sunday 6/10 – 18h

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Light Never Goes Out 燈火闌珊

de Anastasia TSANG 曾憲寧

Starring: Sylvia CHANG, Simon YAM, Cecilia CHOI, Henick CHOU

2022 | Drama| 103mins | VOFT

Synopsis: Middle-aged widow Mei-heung has faced countless sleepless nights since her husband Bill's passing. Upon discovering a key among Bill’s possessions, she is led to his secret neon workshop and meets young apprentice Leo. Together, they embark on a journey to complete Bill's last project, as Mei-heung learns the delicate craft of neon light blowing. Her efforts to recreate a demolished neon sign with her own hands become a poignant homage to their shared past. As Mei-heung reflects on her life with Bill, she uncovers hidden fragments of his history, providing her with a bittersweet solace. Concurrently, her daughter Prism grapples with her own secret plans to leave Hong Kong, struggling to reveal them to her mother. As the mystery of the legendary neon sign unravels, Mei-heung is confronted with truths she had long avoided.

Dimanche 6/10 – 20h30

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RED EGG 紅雞蛋 (Short Film)

by Hoi Chiu 海潮

2016 | Animation |4.45 mins 

RED EGG is a sand animation consisting of 1582 individual sand paintings. The story is about one's life from start to end, with the desire to chase dreams at every stage of life. It is about love, sadness, anxiety, sickness, religion... all about life condensed into a 4 min/45 second animation.

Saturday 5/10 – 8:30 p.m. It will be screened before Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In 

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9032024 (Short Film)

by Xai REN 任俠

2016 | Drama |8.38 mins |VOFT

Synopsis Ma Er, who is disabled, wants to find a job and live as an ordinary person, but the indifferent and bureaucratic system will not let him.

Sunday 6/10 – 8:30 p.m. It will be screened before Light Never Goes Out

Theater

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Expired Journey: The Path to Renaissance

Festival - Première !

Written and Directed by Lok-Kan Cheung
Starring: Lok-Kan Cheung and Christophe R. Tek
Set Design: Tea June Ryu

In the 1980s, a young girl from a small village in China dreams of finding success in Hong Kong. However, her aspirations are shattered by an arranged marriage. Her tragic fate is sealed by the icy hand of death. Her spirit then wanders the mortal world until one day, a celestial customs agent delivers an unsettling message: her visa to the afterlife has expired. This performance, blending theater, puppetry, and cinema, delves into the profound challenges faced by women in exile.

Saturday  5 Octobre — 18h

L'Auditorium Seynod 24-25 - Petite salle

In partnership with ESAAA (Annecy Alpes Higher School of Art) & Auditorium Seynod L’AUDITORIUM

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