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The Samejima Incident(Sin Samejima Jiken)

  • Dir: Nagae Jiro

  • Japan, 2021, Japanese, 81mins, DCP

  • Cast: Takeda Rena, Konishi Sakurako, Hama Shogo

If you hear about it, you’ll die. The rumour of the Samejima Incident creeps into a virtual get-together of Nana and her high school classmates, when one of them fails to show up. Realising that their friend might have visited “that haunted place”, they make the fatal mistake of attempting to track down the Internet urban legend, and are trapped as an unspeakable curse is unleashed. Transposing the Japanese horror story to today’s ubiquitous computer screen under the pandemic, director Nagae Jiro revives the foundfootage technique of The Blair Witch Project to chilling effects.

    Screening:

    In-theatre Screening

    Remarks

    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.