Sunset Boulevard

  • Dir: Billy Wilder

  • USA, 1950, 110 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Billy Wilder channeled his fascination with, and sardonic reflection of, Hollywood and American culture by peeling back its facades. It’s the ultimate lurid tale of Hollywood depravity told from the posthumous perpective of a failing screenwriter, who is asked by a has-been film star to write a screenplay for what she hopes would be her comeback, then becomes trapped in a dangerous relationship. “Hollywood at its worst told by Hollywood at its best” – this melodramatic film noir remains one of the greatest scathing satires of the dream kingdom.

Academy Awards: Best Writing, Best Art Direction and Set Decoration and Best Music Score
Golden Globe Awards: Best Picture (Drama), Best Director, Best Actress and Best Original Score

10/1 (Sun): Seminar with Fung Ka-ming, Geoffrey Wong


In-theatre Screening

  • 2021-01-10 (Sun)
    Full House2021-03-13 (Sat)


1. Screenings at Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE, Emperor Cinemas Times Square and PREMIERE Elements : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

3. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

4. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.