Oscar-nominated and Sundance winning Swiss director-producer Christian Frei plays both truth and dare, and is known for his attempts at weaving documentaries about different walks of life. His topics cover lovesickness in New York, extinct mammoth hunting in Siberia, the Taliban’s destruction of the largest Buddha statue, war photographer James Nachtwey, space tourism and more. Through investigating humanity’s ways of life in the extremes, Frei uncovers profound faces and forces of human nature. Frei was president of the Documentary Film Commission for the film section of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, and is now president of the Swiss Film Academy.Screening Schedule
13/2 (Wed) 7:30pm*
Sleepless in New York: After-Screening Talk
After the screening of Sleepless in New York, Hong Kong advertising celebrity Stephen Chung will chat about the rewards of romance and the challenges of heartbreaks with the audience. Together with international relations scholar Simon Shen, Stephen recently started Breakup Tours which brought forlorn lovers whose relationships just ended on a trip to Tokyo. This pioneering trip became the talk of the town.
About the speaker
Stephen Chung graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is Co-Founder/Director of Secret Tour Hong Kong (STHK) and a guest lecturer in advertising at the Hong Kong Shue Yan University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After working in the creative departments of 4As advertising agencies such as Leo Burnett, McCann & Spencer and TBWA, Stephen co-founded Secret Tour Hong Kong (featured on BBC, CNN, etc.), a tour agency that introduced the authentic faces of Hong Kong to the city’s visitors. The company was later transformed into a brand experience agency. Its diverse portfolio includes promotional campaigns for charities and commercial enterprises. Stephen is a TEDx speaker and a columnist for local publications such as am730 and Weekend Weekly Online.
Switzerland, USA, China, Russia, South Korea | 2018 | 112' | In English, Russian, Yakut and Korean with English subtitles | DCP | ColourSpecial Jury Prize, World Cinema Documentary Award for Cinematography, Sundance Film Festival, USA 2018
Ticket price: $75 / $60*
*20% off discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Concessionary tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
*20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.
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