Hong Kong Films at Slovak Queer Film Festival
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Berlin (HKETO Berlin) presents five Hong Kong productions in the dedicated Queer Hong Kong section at the 17th Slovak Queer Film Festival, taking place from November 22 to 28 in Bratislava (Bratislava time).
HKETO Berlin was partnering with the Festival for the first time. Ms Bonnie Ka, Acting Director of HKETO Berlin, delivered a welcome remarks at the opening ceremony of the Queer Hong Kong section. HKETO Berlin also hosted a reception before the opening screening.
The opening film of the section, Happy Together, is an award-wining classic of the Hong Kong cinema, directed by Wong Kar-wai. This emotionally told film is an iconic drama, which depicts the turbulent romance of two gay lovers. Starring Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung, Happy Together won several awards such as at the Cannes Film Festival, the Hong Kong Film Awards as well as the Golden Horse Awards.
Hong Kong is establishing itself as an international cultural exchange hub. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is mapping out a blueprint for arts and culture and creative industries development, nurturing a diverse talent pool, and upgrading cultural infrastructure to further enhance the relevant ecosystem. “I sincerely invite all the film and creative professionals to come to Hong Kong, and join us in creating even better quality productions to bring a positive impact to the world” Ms Ka added.
About HKETO Berlin
HKETO Berlin is the official representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in commercial relations and other economic and trade matters in the Slovak Republic as well as Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland.