After Moscow, St. Petersburg and London, Hong Kong is the next city to host SIFF BEST OF THE FEST, a selection of the best films from the Salento International Film Festival 2012. A Film Festival devoted to the international independent cinema that has become well known for the quality of its content and the attention to contemporary cultural expressions.
The Grand Cinema , who has become a notable venue for independent films in Hong Kong, will be hosting the 5-day event from 8 to 12 May, 2013. The event is organized by Salento Cinema in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong.
The 5 day Hong Kong event will bring a selection of the best films from the Salento International Film Festival. 7 films from different countries of which 3 Italians, Asian Premiere; the successful comedy “It May Be Love But Doesn’t Show” by 2 appreciated Italian comedians, Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone; the drama about infanticide “Maternity Blues” by Fabrizio Cattani and the new 23 min. short-film “The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars” directed by Edoardo Ponti, the son of the Italian actress Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti, with Nastassja Kinsky and Enrico Lo Verso (Farinelli, Stolen Children) who will attend the screening; the program also include the movies: “A 7 Hours Difference” (Jordan); “Father’s Lullaby” (Taiwan); “Women and Children” (United Kingdom) and “The Silent Thief” (USA).
DON’T MISS THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE TRUE INDEPENDENT CINEMA. Please be sure toCheck the program and schedule in Chenise and buy your ticket now at The Grand Cinema.
The event will also be an opportunity for the audience to know more about the City of Tricase (SIFF Home) and Salento, Italy’s best-keep secret, known as the “California of Italy”. Salento occupies the most southern province of the Apulia region, that makes up Italy’s heel and it’s a great holiday destination.
“Domani” one of the Top Italian Restaurants in Hong Kong will promote food and wine from Salento during the week from 6 to 12 May presenting a traditional set menu from Salento. Furthermore, the Gala Dinner in Honor of one of the biggest Asian star, Andy Lau, who will receive the SALENTO ACTOR AWARD – CITY OF TRICASE, will be devoted entirely to Salento with the “WINE DINNER SALENTINO“.
Hope to see you there and please forward this newsletter to your friends who may be interested. If you cannot make it in Hong Kong maybe you will be able to join us in Tricase for the 10th anniversary of the Salento International Film Festival, from 7 to 14 September 2013.