HAF Goes to Cannes 2018
Goes to Cannes
Saturday 12 May – 16:00 - 18:00 – Palais K, Level 4, Palais des Festivals
The Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) is the leading film project market in Asia that brings filmmakers with upcoming film projects to Hong Kong for co-production ventures. Past participants include China’s Jia Jiangke and Ning Hao; Hong Kong’s Peter Chan and Ann Hui; Taiwan’s Tsai Ming-Liang and Chung Mong-Hong; Japan’s Kore-eda Hirokazu and Kawase Naomi; South Korea’s Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho; Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Pen-ek Ratanruang; and many others.
Contact Person: Matthew POON, firstname.lastname@example.org, & +852 963 030 355
Bulgaria – Feature – Bulgarian – 90’
Directed by: Svetla TSOTSORKOVA
Produced by: Svetla TSOTSORKOVA (Omega Films)
Synopsis: a teenage girl destroys the world of her elder sister. truggling to fix what she has done, she finds out the truth about their mother.
Hong-Kong – Feature – Cantonese – 100’
Directed by: Oliver CHAN SIU-KUEN
Produced by: Fruit CHAN (No Ceiling Film Production Limited)
Synopsis: A paralyzed and hopeless man meets his new Filipino domestic worker who has put her dreams on hold; together, they are going to learn what to do with life.
The Man Who Surprised Everyone
Russia, France – Estonian, Russian – Feature – 120’
Directed by: Natalya MERKULOVA, Alexey CHUPOV
Produced by: Katia FILIPPOVA (Pan-Atlantic Studio)
Synopsis: In a far away Siberian village, a man decides to change his sex as a desperate attempt to cure his illness.
Russia – Feature – Russian – 90’
Directed by: Natalya NAZAROVA
Produced by: Anastasia LUKOVNIKOVA (Salt Studio)
Synopsis: After her husband is arrested, Antonina follows him to the northern province of Russia, where her urge to bring change leads to a conflict with a local gang leader.
Panama – Animation – English, Spanish – 70’
Directed by: Félix GUARDIA
Produced by: Tomás CORTÉS-ROSSELOT (Animal)
Synopsis: A wild journey through Julio Zachrisson’s absurd and surrealist universe.