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Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival 2017 - 6th Edition - PAID EVENTS



Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival 2017 - 6th Edition - PAID EVENTS

The sixth edition of the Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival (HKSIFF) will open on 17 May this year. The Festival continues the celebration of international independent cinema from all over the world, showcasing premieres and rare works of art: indeed a unique opportunity to watch real independent cinema. From 17 May to 21 May, the Festival will bring a selection of the best of the Salento International Film Festival 2016 to be screened in one of the coolest venues in Hong Kong, The Grand Cinema.

The 5-day Hong Kong event will showcase six feature films from Italy, Iran, the Philippines and Croatia. The programme includes three films from Italy. "The Minister" by Giorgio Amato, is a grotesque comedy about scandals, bribes and corruption, with a desperate entrepreneur who will stop at nothing and a corrupt politician ready for anything. The Sicilian Pulp "Out Of Chrorus" is a black comedy set between Palermo and Rome, directed by Robert De Niro's Chef-turned-Director Sergio Misuraca. "The Invisible Player", directed by Stefano Alpini and cowinner of Best Film at SIFF 2016, is a masterfully shotriveting drama where suspicion turns into obsession; a film for fans of Italian cinema.

In addition, the Iranian film "Oblivion Season", directed by Abbas Rafei, is a powerful film which tells the story of Fariba, a woman who believed that she could escape from her former life of prostitution and misery. The beauty of this film lies not only in the photography, but also in the elegant approach to the subject of the plight faced by women in the Middle East. The veteran director Mel Chionglo, from the Philippines, tackles religion and priesthood in his new movie "Deliver Us", where a man searches for his true calling and seeks redemption through equality. Its lead actor Allen Dizon was awarded Best Actor at SIFF 2016. Acclaimed Croatian actress Ksenija Marinković, winner of Best Actress at SIFF 2016, shows us what it is like to love in the comedy film "All the Best" directed by Snježana Tribuson. It is a joyful drama with a likeable ensemble of characters and an uplifting conclusion.


The Salento International Film Festival (SIFF) has become an international event thanks to a "touring" concept which started with screenings in London at the Prince Charles Cinema (the only independent cinema in Central London) back in 2010. Since then, SIFF Tour has presented many independent films around the world in cities like Zurich, Moscow, St Petersburg, Hong Kong, Santiago del Chile and more.

The tour includes several distinct programmes of recent independent feature films and short films from the Salento International Film Festival. It provides filmmakers with the unique opportunity of having their work screened in front of an international audience, and the audience with a rare chance to appreciate quality independent movies, which generally do not reach mainstream distribution.






Wednesday, 17 May, 7:40 pm
ALL THE BEST - Book Tickets

by Snjezana Tribuson | Croatia 2016 | 98 min. | Drama | Asian Premiere - INFO

An opera singer, a handyman, a pastry shop worker and a farmer are all looking for love, but coming up empty until a strange series of events brings these lonely lives together.


Thursday, 18 May, 7:40 pm

by Stefano Alpini | Italy 2016 | 94 min.| Drama/Detective |Asian Premiere - INFO

Professor Neri, a university teacher, receives an anonymous letter accusing him of an error in an article he wrote about betrayal. The professor becomes obsessed by his suspicions and cannot find rest until he finds out who is behind all this.


Friday, 19 May, 7:40 pm
DELIVER US - Book Tickets

by Mel Chionglo | Philippines 2016 | 103 min. | Drama/Detective/Crime | Hong Kong Premiere - INFO

Father Greg, a diocesan priest, is reassigned to a parish up in the mountains. His relationship with a young woman named Carla results in the birth of a child. The parish priest Father Alejo, an old friend, is addicted to drinking. One night, Father Greg discovers the lifeless body of a man in the church premises. He helps to solve the crime, thus embarking on a mission which leads him to the pursuit of his own personal salvation.


Saturday, 20 May, 6:00 pm
OUT OF CHORUS - Book Tickets

by Sergio Misuraca | Italy 2016 | 96 min.| Drama | Asian Premiere - INFO

Dario and Nicola, two young men from Sicily, spend their days slouching around. In exchange for a job, Dario agrees to take some documents to Rome. Nicola helps Dario to hide the documents in his car, but once in Rome things don’t go as planned.


Sunday, 21 May, 6:00 pm
THE MINISTER - Book Tickets

by Giorgio Amato | Italy 2016 | 99 min. | Drama | Asian Premiere - INFO

Franco Lucci, a businessman, tries to save his company from bankruptcy by winning a public contract with the support of a Minister. The businessman and his partner organize a dinner for the Minister which takes an unexpected turn.


Sunday, 21 May, 7:40 pm

by Abbas Rafei | Iran 2015 | 94 min. | Drama | Asian Premiere - INFO

A former prostitute starts a new life when she marries the man she loves, but her past keeps coming back. She lives locked up by her husband in her own house and fights for freedom in a male-dominated society.


TICKETING INFORMATION: Tickets available now!

Ticket Price
HK$90 Regular-priced
HK$70 Full-time Student | Child | Senior

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1.Tickets are available at the box office of The Grand Cinema.
2.Online Booking:
3.Mobile Apps Booking: The Grand Cinema (Apple) | The Grand Cinema (Android)
4.Ticketing Enquiry: 2196-8170

Handling fee will be charged on each ticket purchased online or mobile apps.

All screenings offer Free Seating.

Gift Vouchers and Complimentary Tickets are not applicable.


* DELIVER US and THE MINISTER had been classified as Category III. Ticket Exchange for other non sold-out screenings of Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival 2017 Programmes will be made to ticket holders under 18 years of age who buy tickets before the announcement. The aforesaid arrangements can be made at the box office of The Grand Cinema.



Data: da Mer 17 Mag 2017 a Dom 21 Mag 2017

Organizzato da : Salento International Film Festival / Italian Cultural Institute

In collaborazione con : Consulate General of Italy / Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office / Visit Tricase / City of Tricase / The Grand Cinema

Ingresso : a pagamento


The Grand Cinema, 2/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon