Hkiff to open with Trivisa, Chongqing Hotpot

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Hkiff to open with Trivisa, Chongqing Hotpot
Johnnie To-produced Trivisa and Yang Qing’s Chongqing Hotpot will open this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (March 21-April 4), while Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Creepy will close the event.

Chongqing Hotpot, which receives its world premiere at Hkiff, follows three high school classmates who open a hotpot restaurant and their adventures when the business fails.

Trivisa, which recently premiered at the Berlin film festival, is a gangster tale co-directed by Johnnie To proteges Frank Hui, Vicky Wong and Jevons Au. Kurosawa’s thriller Creepy, starring Hidetoshi Nishijima as a dectective investigating his neighbour, also premiered in Berlin.

In total, the festival will screen 240 titles including 63 world, international and Asian premieres. Highlights include a retrospective of Wong Kar Wai’s Jet Tone Films, celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary, and a spotlight on Korean cinema which will screen Kwon Oh-kwang’s Collective Invention, E J-yong’s The Bacchus Lady, Im Kwon-taek
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