40th HK International Film Festival announces lineup

This year's Hong Kong International Film Festival or HKIFF has announced its lineup.

Comedy "Chongqing Hot Pot" and gangster movie "Trivisa" have been chosen to open the festival.

And "Creepy", the latest thriller from Japanese director Kurosawa Kiyoshi bring the festival to a close.

The event will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Jet Tone Films, a film production company founded by director-Wong Kar Wai.

Fifteen of the company's films as well as two productions that have never been screened in Hong Kong - "Eros: The Hand," and "The Grandmaster 3D" will be shown as part of the celebration.

The HKIFF is also bringing together four directing talents with the premiere of a film "Beautiful 2016."

It is an anthology featuring segments by director Jia Zhangke, Stanley Kwan, Alec Su and Japanese horror film master Nakata Hideo.

Over 240 films from 66 countries and regions will be screen at the event.

The HKIFF runs from March 21st to April 4th.

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