Rendez-vous online with Sara Forestier

As a pioneer of Hong Kong’s film festival, Hong Kong French Film Festival aims to bring the latest and best of French Cinema to local citizens. This year, we are glad to have honorable guests, directors, actors joining the Festival online Q&A sessions. All French film lovers are welcomed to join these free events via AFHK Youtube channel.

On December 1st, Matthieu Motte from Sauvés par le Kong will interview Sara Forestier (as Axelle from Working Girls (Filles de joie).

 All through official live Q&A session – it will be a valuable chance to know more about the behind-the-scene production story, from the perspective of a talented actress.

Rendez-vous online with Sara Forestier


Date & Time: Dec 1, 7:30pm
Language: In French and English
Location:AFHK Youtube Channel
Fee: Free



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Working Girls Screenings:


Nov 29 (Sun) 7:50pm MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
Dec 4 (Fri) 8:00pm PALACE ifc
Nov 29 - Dec 13 Available on online streaming platform

Ticketing

Sara Forestier


Sara Forestier, a French actress, film director and screenwriter, has devoted herself in the film industry since 2001. Participating in the production of more than 30 films, she has been nominated for numbers of film awards and received César Award for Most Promising Actress for her outstanding performance at Games of Love and Chance (2003), as well as César Award for Best Actress for The Names of Love (2011). In her latest performance, Working Girls (Filles de joie), Forestier played the role of Axelle who prostitutes herself across the border every day in Belgium.


Matthieu Motte

Matthieu, French and philosophy teacher, passionate about poetry and literature. He has been giving private lessons in Hong Kong since 2015 via "Sauvés pour le Bac" and "Sauvés pour la Philo". He also created the magazine "Sauvés par le Kong" and the cultural platform: www.sauvesparlekong.com.

Without any topical constraints, the gonzo-journalism of which the "Kong" (his little name) is proud gives him a freedom of tone, an emancipation from the "push" of all media and a total independence. It is a poetic and crazy outlet that loves photography, theater, rock'n'roll, street art and especially second degree humor.

Matthieu is also an editor at "Paroles", the magazine of the Alliance française and "Trait d'Union" magazine in which he splits a poem every month under the pen name Sven Larsonn. Finally, he organizes every year the literary invention contest "Sauvés par la Poésie" as well as the "Alchimie du Verbe", poetic evenings where you can taste good wine with his friend and oenologist Marjolaine Roblette-Geres.


Working Girls (Filles de joie)


2020 | 91 min | Drama
Colour | Belgium, France
In French with English subtitles

Director:Frédéric Fonteyne, Anne Paulicevich
Cast:Sara Forestier, Noémie Lvovsky, Annabelle Lengronne

Working Girls tells the story of three women who have nothing in common except for the fact that they are colleagues and cross the border together every day to go to work. In order to live decently on one side of the border, in Roubaix, they prostitute themselves on the other side, in Belgium – this double life is their secret. At the end of the summer, the three women unite in a gesture of solidarity much in the way one would rally the Resistance.

Voices Selection – International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2020



2020 | 91 min | Drama
Colour | Belgium, France
In French with English subtitles

Director:Frédéric Fonteyne, Anne Paulicevich
Cast:Sara Forestier, Noémie Lvovsky, Annabelle Lengronne
2020 | 91 min | Drama
Colour | Belgium, France
In French with English subtitles

Director:Frédéric Fonteyne, Anne Paulicevich
Cast:Sara Forestier, Noémie Lvovsky, Annabelle Lengronne
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