The glamour and prestige of the South of France washes up on Asian shores as the Festival de Cannes comes to the Pearl of the Orient this November. Showcasing the best of the world's film industry, Hong Kong will host the cinematic masterpieces from this year's Festival at the renowned retail and cinematic destination, K11 MUSEA, in Victoria Dockside — the jewel of the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.
Making its first Asian debut, the Festival de Cannes Film Week promises to be incredibly exclusive — drawing the attendances of Asian high society, Hollywood royalty and all the members of international cinema's gentry; watching six of the best award winning feature films from the 2019 Festival de Cannes Official Selection, at the country's largest cinema.
"The story of Festival de Cannes Film Week began in Buenos Aires almost ten years ago with the idea of taking the spirit of the Festival on a global journey, thereby continuing the dialogue with people from all over the world," said Pierre Lescure, President of Festival de Cannes and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of Festival de Cannes. "With our Festival de Cannes Film Week, we hope to bring the spirit of the Festival and the work of artists to other parts of the globe. There is no better place to extend this experience than Hong Kong which has seen the origins of so many great filmmakers who have come to show their films in Cannes!"
Interested film enthusiasts who will be making their pilgrimage to Hong Kong near the end of the year will also be pleased to know that the week long event promises to immerse the region in the spirit of the Festival. Attendees can expect special appearances from directors and actors and even have the chance to sit in masterclasses hosted by the film industry's brightest as well.
The Festival de Cannes Film Week will take place on 12 to 17 November 2019. Ticketing information and further details will be released later in the year.