This year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is dedicating a programme in its “Perspectives” section to Hong Kong films by both established and upcoming filmmakers that examine the political, social and economic tensions underlying the city’s current turmoil. Nineteen films are included under the title of “Ordinary Heroes: Made in Hong Kong,” with six directed or co-directed by women filmmakers, including Home, and a Distant Archive (Dorothy Tsz Yan Cheung), If We Burn (James Leong and Lynn Lee), Kin’s Hair (Chang See-Wan and Chan Kwun-Chung), Lost in the Fumes (Nora Lam), Memories to Choke On, Drinks to Wash Them Down (Ming Kai Leung and Kate Reilly), and Ordinary Heroes (Ann Hui).
With nearly 330,000 admissions and over 2,400 film professionals attending, IFFR is one of the largest audience and industry-driven film festivals in the world. The 49th edition of IFFR will take place from January 22 to February 2, 2020.
For details, please visit: https://iffr.com/en/programme/2020/a-z?section=82509