Programme

30th Anniversary of The Film Foundation

Established in 1990 by Martin Scorsese and other leading filmmakers, The Film Foundation is dedicated to […] Read more

Established in 1990 by Martin Scorsese and other leading filmmakers, The Film Foundation is dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, HKIFFS collaborates with the foundation to showcase its new restorations of rarely-seen classics, which will regularly feature in our upcoming Cine Fan programmes.

Working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore classic treasures, and lent its support to many countries through its renowned World Cinema Project. Commencing the special tribute in this issue’s programme are four gems, ranging from Hollywood comedy Western, to Mexican social realism and Icelandic psychological thriller, that reflect the foundation’s mission of championing the rich diversity in world cinema.

George Marshall’s Destry Rides Again and Elia Kazan’s Wild River see Hollywood cinema at its best, breaking the boundary of genre stereotypes. Steering poetic departure from reality in entirely different ways, Spanish master Luis Buñuel’s Los Olvidados reflects juvenile crime in surreal flourishes, while American director Nietzchka Keene’s The Juniper Tree questions latent gynophobia in captivating chill. These timeless works have never lost their fascination, their brilliance continues to inspire and resonate with generations of audiences.

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