The Founded in 2003, the Dublin International Film Festival sets the agenda of the year with its programme of outstanding Irish and international film. (DIFF) in partnership with the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO) have announced DIFF PIX: Hong Kong Kicks, an action packed season of the best of Hong Kong cinema at The Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin.
DIFF PIX:Hong Kong Kicks is the second presentation in DIFF PIX, the Festival initiative which creates innovative ways for Irish audiences to engage with cinema of the past. Tickets are €11 and available to purchase on www.diff.ie
The season of six films is guest curated by Roger Garcia, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Film Festival and renowned author, producer and film critic. The line-up includes classic martial arts cinema and well known masters such as Bruce Lee in The Way of the Dragon, Jackie Chan in The Young Master and Jet Li for Once Upon a Time in China II. Some of you may find gems in the action-packed Righting Wrongs or a delightful combination of horror and comedy in Spooky Encounters.
Don’t miss a high octane martial arts demonstration on Friday 25th September in Smithfield Square supported by Dublin City Council, which will bring this genre film season onto the streets, literally.
Aficionados should book early for Duel to Death which will take place in at 15.00 on Sat 26th followed by a discussion with Garcia. A film that was received to high critical acclaim in the east, Duel to Death‘s reputation in the west is less widely established and will prove a wonderful discovery as an old school martial arts epic for the thrill-seekers amongst you.
[quote title=”Grainne Humphreys –, Dublin International Film Festival, Director]”Building on the success of last year’s Dublin’s Favourite Film DIFF PIX screening we are thrilled to bring this very special season of the best of Hong Kong cinema to Dublin audiences. We are particularly honoured and excited to welcome our guest curator Roger Garcia, one of the industry’s leading experts in this particular genre of cinema which has such a huge impact worldwide. I hope cinemagoers will enjoy this early Autumn treat.[/quote]
[quote title=”Melissa Pascale – Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Public Relations Officer”]We at HKETO are pleased to collaborate with the Dublin International Film Festival to present Hong Kong’s martial arts films to Irish movie lovers. Hong Kong is famous for its martial arts movies, or more commonly known, Kung Fu movies. This season showcases a prime selection of martial arts movie classics produced in Hong Kong over the last few decades[/quote]
Tickets for DIFF PIX: Hong Kong Kicks are €11, available now to purchase on www.diff.ie
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DIFF PIX: Hong Kong Kicks at a glance
Fri 25th September
Martial Arts Demo – Smithfield Square – 16.30 with Sensei Scott Langley and Hombu Dojo Karate
Once Upon a Time in China II – Lighthouse 1 – 20.15
Sat 26th September
Duel to Death (Followed by a talk by Roger Garcia, HKIFF) – Lighthouse 2 – 15.00
Spooky Encounters – Lighthouse 2 – 20.00
Sun 27th September
Righting Wrongs – Lighthouse 3 – 15.00
The Young Master – Lighthouse 1 – 17.00