Anticipated highlights of the 2nd Hainan International Film Festival
News source:hiHainan / By Chen Shumin / 11 26,2019 16:15:00 / others

Time : from December 1st to 8th

Place: most activities will be held at the Sanya Bay Mangrove International Conference Center

"Classic Comeback" Unit 

The Second Hainan International Film Festival will launch the "Classic Comeback" unit for the first time, reviewing the masterpieces around the world since the first movie was created over a century ago. To relive the golden age of classic silent and musical films, Charlie Chaplin's "The Golden Rush" will be screened at the unit, while the world's top conductor Timothy Brock will be invited to conduct the soundtrack.

The still of "The Golden Rush".

The unmissable classic films also include "Shall We Dance" with the soundtrack produced by the famous musician George Gershwin, nominated for Oscar Best Music, and "La pointe-courte" directed by Agnès Varda, the influential matriarch of the French New Wave. In addition, the blockbusters such as "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Days of Summer" will be screened at the unit.


The poster of "Shall We Dance".

Tips for movie-watching

Time: from December 3rd to 8th

Screening format: Outdoor beach screening at Sanya Dadonghai Beach, one movie every night free to the public.


The world-premiere film 

At 16 p.m. on December 2nd, "SkyFire", China's first disaster action blockbuster driven by visual effect will be screened at the HIFF. The Hollywood director Simon West, the prestigious producer Jennifer Dong, and the leading cast, Hannah Quinlivan and Ji Lingchen, will attend the world premiere ceremony of this film.

The poster of "SkyFire".

"Film Master Carnival"

The organizing committee of the HIFF will invite Japanese film director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Hong Kong film director and producer Stanley Kwan, and Iranian film director and screenwriter Asghar Farhadi, to take part in the "Film Master Carnival" to share their experience as directors and discuss filmmaking with filmmakers and movie buffs.

Iranian film director and screenwriter Asghar Farhadi.

The Ambassador Sophie Marceau

It's reported that during the 2nd Hainan International Film Festival, the globally famed French actress Sophie Marceau, as the Ambassador for the HIFF, will attend the opening ceremony and "Film Master Carnival" to share her experience as an actress, director and screenwriter, as well as her reflection on filmmaking.

Famous French actress Sophie Marceau.

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