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Curling

Curling is the name of a game played on ice in which players by two competing teams try their best to guide over the slippery surface of an ice game ring (called “curling sheet”) 8 heavy granite blocks (called “rocks”), … Continue reading

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Leap Year

In “Man and Crisis”, Ortega y Gasset, a Spanish existentialist philosopher, says” man can come to such a pass that, although he must do something to live…he finds no occupation which satisfies him, nor do the matters on his material … Continue reading

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Cirkus Columbia

Last night was a Friday night that I shall never forget. I saw my third film of the HKIFF. I was deliriously happy about what I saw. It was a beautiful film in many ways. It starts with a shot … Continue reading

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A Feature Film?

The HKIFF has begun for me last night! It began with a bang! I am not so sure I like the bang. It hit me. It dazed me. It puzzled me. It hit me with boredom. It dazed me with … Continue reading

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The Rabbit Hole

The Saturday sky was gloomy. I sought solace in something darker than the sky. I immersed myself in the complete darkness of a movie theatre. I found myself in a sunny California suburban home. Nicole Kidman was tending some flowers … Continue reading

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Fais-moi Plaisir (Please, please me)

This is the last of my 13 HKIFF films and without a doubt, the only one in which I left the cinema in a lighter mood than when I got in.¬†To put it briefly: it was simply hilarious from start … Continue reading

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Le Refuge

In many ways, Francois Ozon‘s Le Refuge (The Refuge) my eleventh¬†film at the HKIFF is an unusual film. I had some doubts when the actress Isabelle Carre, playing the role of Mousse, first appeared with what looked like the bulging … Continue reading

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