- Post 13 January 2011
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Offering an insight on Israel's rich and diverse cultural heritage, the "Israeli Film Festival 2011", opened on January 11 at the Hong Kong Science Museum and will run until January 23.
Nine outstanding films will be screened, covering a wide range of themes and genres including comedy, thriller, melodrama, romance and documentary.
Opening film was the espionage thriller "The Debt" (2007), which recently underwent an acclaimed English language makeover by director John Madden. The plot follows three young Mossad agents who receive a hero's welcome for killing a notorious Nazi doctor, nicknamed the "Surgeon of Birkenau". In fact, their mission to apprehend the surgeon has gone wrong, but they keep the secret among themselves. Forty years later, Rachel, now a successful writer receives news that the surgeon is still alive and she has to finish off "the job".
English subtitles are available for all films. "The Debt", "Five Hours from Paris", "Eli & Ben", "The Assassin Next Door" and "Out of Sight" also have Chinese subtitles.
Tickets priced at $40 are available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessionary tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Credit card bookings can be made on the Internet at www.urbtix.hk.
Programme details can be obtained in the programme leaflet available at all LCSD performing venues. For enquiries, please call 2734 2900 or browse the website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/fp.
Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)