Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced that TIFF and the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) will co-present the “Face-to-Face” special talk event with an internationally acclaimed veteran director and producer Fruit Chan at 31st TIFF on October 28. The special talk event is under masterclass series organized by the AFAA.
Director Chan is bringing his latest work, Three Husbands, to TIFF’s Competition Section, which will have its world premiere on October 26.
“Face-to-Face with Fruit Chan” will follow its second screening on October 28, moderated by Kenji Ishizaka, Asian Future Programing Director of TIFF.
At the event, we will look back at Chan’s outstanding career, upcoming projects, casting of new talents and other aspects of filmmaking that have distinguished his work as one of Hong Kong’s internationally recognized directors.
This event will be co-presented by the 31st TIFF and the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA), and financially supported by Create Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Film Development Fund of the Hong Kong SAR Government.
Outline of the event
Title： Face-to-Face with Fruit Chan
October 28 (Sun)
After the screening of Three Husbands (101 min) which starts from 8:40 pm.
*You need the ticket of this screening to participate in the event.
Venue：TOHO Cinemas Roppongi, Screen2 at Roppongi Hills → Access
Speaker： Fruit Chan, Filmmaker
MC: Kenji Ishizaka, Asian Future Programing Director, TIFF
Financially supported by：Create Hong Kong, Hong Kong Film Development Fund
Fruit Chan Profile:
Born in Hainan, China, in 1959, Fruit Chan is a Hong Kong-based director, screenwriter and producer. In 1997, Chan directed landmark indie drama Made in Hong Kong; his The Longest Summer (1998) and Little Cheung (1999) completed his “Handover Trilogy”. Three Husbands is the final chapter in his “Prostitution Trilogy”, following Durian, Durian (2000) and Hollywood, Hong Kong (2001).
Mui suffers from a medical disorder that will drive her mad if she doesn’t have sex all the time. Her father marries her off to an elderly Hong Kong fisherman. Making the best of a bad situation, the two men pimp her out. Little Bro falls in love with Mui after a wondrous sexual experience and later becomes her third “husband”. Amongst the three, he is the most learned and has every reason in the world to criticize the others. But for the sake of bringing Mui happiness, Little Bro follows in the other men’s footsteps and becomes her co-exploiter too.
ASIAN FILM AWARDS ACADEMY (AFAA)
In 2013, three main Asian film festivals – Busan, Hong Kong and Tokyo – joined together to create the non-profit organization, the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) to promote and develop Asian cinema and its talents. AFAA highlights, strengthens and develops Asian film industry and culture through the annual Asian Film Awards, and several year-round initiatives for building regional and international audiences such as the Masterclass Series, Journey to the Fest, Asian Cinerama, Young Film Professionals Program and The Craft of Film Workshop. Please see more details on www.afa-academy.com.
Financially supported by:
Create Hong Kong
Create Hong Kong is a dedicated office set up under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 1 June 2009 to lead, champion and drive the development of the creative economy in Hong Kong. It co-ordinates Government policy and effort regarding creative industries, focuses Government resources for the promotion and speeding up of the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries. For more details, visit www.createhk.gov.hk.
Hong Kong Film Development Fund
The Film Development Fund was first set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 1999 to fund projects and activities which contribute towards the development of the Hong Kong film industry, including part-financing small-to-medium budget film productions; enhancing efforts to promote Hong Kong films in the Mainland and overseas; enhancing initiatives to train talents in various aspects of film production and distribution; and enhancing the interest and appreciation of Hong Kong films by the local audience. For more details, visit www.fdc.gov.hk/tc/services/services2.