Rendez-vous online with Emmanuel Courcol & Fred Avril

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 15th, we will have a special live Q&A session online with the production team from The Big Hit. Emmanuel Courcol, the director, and Fred Avril, the music composer will be online sharing their production experience.

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Rendez-vous online with Emmanuel Courcol & Fred Avril

Date & Time: Dec 15, 7:30pm
Language: In French and English
Location: AFHK Youtube Channel
Fee: Free


The Big Hit Screenings:

Nov 28 (Sat) 2:30pm Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Dec 5 (Sat) 7:45pm PALACE ifc (POSTPONED)
Nov 29 - Dec 20 Available on online streaming platform


Emmanuel Courcol

Emmanuel Courcol is a French actor, director and screenwriter. After being an actor on stage, he gradually moved towards screenwriting since 2000. His first short film, Géraldine je t'aime was released in 2012, while his first feature film Cessez-le-feu came to the light in 2015.

Fred Avril

Fred Avril is a composer of film score French musician specialised in electronic music. He has been developing a passion for music since childhood as a guitarist, pianist, trumpeter and singer. He started his film score career in 2007 in collaborations with Hong Kong filmmaker Johnnie To, Mad Detective (2007) and Sparrow (2008). Sparrow’s soundtrack was nominated for the Best Film Music at Hong Kong Film Festival and Golden Horse.

The Big Hit (Un Triomphe)

2020 | 106 min | Dramatic Comedy
Colour | France
In French with English subtitles

Director: Emmanuel Courcol
Cast: Kad Merad, Marina Hands, Laurent Stocker, Wabinlé Nabié

Etienne, an often out of work but an endearing actor, runs a theatre workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett’s famous play Waiting for Godot. When he is allowed to take the convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive. Each date is a new success and a unique relationship grows between this ad hoc group of actors and their director. But soon comes the final performance in Paris.

Label Cannes – Cannes Film Festival, 2020


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