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Hong Kong Fest unveils lineup

MUMBAI: The Hong Kong International Film festival 2011 has unveiled its lineup. The 35th edition of the festival will be held from 20 March to 3 April.


Don‘t Go Breaking My Heart directed by John Johnnie To and Quattro Hong Kong 2 directed by Brillante Mendoza, Ho Yu-hang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Stanley Kwan will be screened as the opening films of the festival.


Kim Longinotto‘s documentary Pink Saris, based on the gang of Sampat Pal Devi of Uttar Pradesh will be presented in Humanitarian Documentary Competition.


The festival will screen 335 films from 56 countries. Wai Ka-fai of Hong Kong is the Filmmaker in Focus this year while retrospectives of Abbas Kiarostami, Shibuya Minoru and Kuei Chih-hung will be presented. The festival presented a mini-retrospective of Guru Dutt last year.


Indian director Dev Benegal‘s film Samurai, a US-India co-production with Ross Katz was selected but ultimately didn‘t find place in the final lineup.

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