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The Legend of Suram Fortress

  • Dir: Sergei Parajanov

  • Soviet Union, 1985, 84 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Veriko Andjaparidze, Tamari Tsitsishvili, Dudukhana Tserodze

After over a decade of being plagued by legal troubles, Parajanov finally returned to filmmaking in 1985 with this film. A retelling of a Georgian folktale, the film follows a freed peasant and a fortune teller who would become key to saving their nation. Imbued with visuals inspired by traditional Georgian culture shown in carefully composed painting-like frames, this mystical fantasy is another fascinating, fiercely original work that breaks genre borders. Screening with Hakob Hovnatanyan (1967, 11min), a shortform poetic documentary on portraits by the influential Armenian painter.

Rotterdam International Film Festival: Best Innovative Film

2/2 (SUN): Seminar* with Bryan Chang and Geoffrey Wong. Conducted in Cantonese. Free Admission.

Press here for more details on Programme Update for Cine Fan Screenings on 22 & 23 February.

 

Screening:

In-theatre Screening

Remarks

1. Screenings at ALL commercial cinemas : 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.