The Green Ray (a.k.a. Summer)

  • Dir: Eric Rohmer

  • France, 1986, 98minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Marie Rivière, Maria Luisa Garcia, Vincent Gauthier, Eric Hamm

It’s July, when Parisians flock out of town for their summer holidays, Delphine finds herself all alone as her lover and friends jilt her. Drifting from the Alps to Biarritz, she is increasingly disconsolate and at a loose end. Still, she clings to her faith in destiny, which eventually seems to reveal its auspicious sign in the green ray of sunset. An adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel in improvised whims, Rohmer’s Venice Golden Lion winner is one of the most vibrantly illuminating portraits of the paradoxes in human nature in all cinema.

Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion, Pasinetti Award for Best Actress

31/1 (Sun): Seminar with Grace Ng, Geoffrey Wong


In-theatre Screening

  • 2021-01-31 (Sun)
    2021-03-07 (Sun)


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.