Rendez-vous online with Guillaume de Fontenay & Vincent Amalvy

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 11th, we will have a live meeting with Guillaume de Fontenay, the Director of Sympathy For The Devil and Vincent Amalvy, AFP Asia-Pacific Photo editor-in-chief.

All through official live Q&A session – it will be a valuable chance to know more about the behind-the-scene production story and real-life war reporting, from the perspectives of a filmmaker and a photojournalist.


12月11日,《魔鬼的代言人》導演Guillaume de Fontenay將會與觀眾於線上見面,同時法新社的亞太區首席圖片編輯Vincent Amalvy亦會擔任嘉賓,讓觀眾了解更多電影幕後製作的故事及戰地採訪。

Event Playback

 Rendez-vous online with Guillaume de Fontenay

Date & Time: Dec 11, 9:00pm
Language: In French and English
Location: AFHK Youtube Channel
Fee: Free


Sympathy For The Devil is now available online:

Nov 29 - Dec 20 HKFFF Online Streaming Platform

Ticketing 購票

Director 導演:Guillaume de Fontenay

Guillaume de Fontenay began his career as an actor and assistant director for Carbone 14 and O Vertigo. He then founded his theater company, Ex-Voto. His rigorous, meticulous filmmaking work has earned him international awards. His short film Le Retour Tryptique was sold to TV5 and TFO by Vidéographe and was selected by SODEC to be presented at Clermont-Ferrand and at various festivals in Quebec, Italy and the United States. From 2005, de Fontenay set out to direct his first feature film, Sympathy for the Devil, inspired by the story of war journalist Paul Marchand during the siege of Sarajevo. Sympathy for the Devil was presented in 2019-2020 in various International Film Festivals where it has won 18 awards/ been honored 18 awards and nominations.

Guillaume de Fontenay曾在法國文化節目Carbone 14 及現代舞蹈團O Vertigo擔任演員及助理導演,期後創立劇團Ex-Voto。他嚴謹及細膩的電影作品榮獲多項國際獎項,TV5及TFO (加拿大法語教育電視頻道) 更買了他執導的短片《Le Retour Tryptique》,該片同樣受到SODEC (加拿大魁北克省政府文化部門)青睞,獲推薦參與魁北克省、意大利、美國等地區的電影節。2005年,他開始著手製作第一部長片《魔鬼的代言人》—— 靈感來自戰地記者Paul Marchand在薩拉熱窩圍城的故事。影片在多個國際電影節大獲好評,並奪得18項獎項及提名。

Guest Speaker 嘉賓講者: Vincent Amalvy

Vincent Amalvy has been Agence France-Presse Asia-Pacific Photo editor-in chief since 2017. He is also Head of the Special Operation for AFP. After joining AFP in 1990 as a photo reporter, he covered numerous conflicts, including the war in the former Yugoslavia and the siege of Sarajevo, the first Gulf war and the genocide in Rwanda.

Vincent Amalvy自2017年在法新社擔任亞太區首席圖片編輯及特別行動組總監。他於1990年加入法新社擔任攝影記者,曾報導多宗國際衝突事件,包括前南斯拉夫內戰、薩拉熱窩圍城戰役、海灣戰爭、盧旺達種族屠殺。

Sympathy For The Devil (Sympathie pour le diable)

2020 | 100 min | Drama 劇情片
Colour 彩色 | France, Canada, Belgium
In French and in English with English subtitles 法語及英語對白,英文字幕

Director 導演:Guillaume De Fontenay
Cast 演員:Niels Schneider, Ella Rumpf, Vincent Rottiers

1992, war is raging in what will become Ex-Yugoslavia. Paul is covering the siege of Sarajevo. Flamboyant dandy, loudmouth, adrenaline junkie, provocative cigar-smoker, Paul Marchand is the war correspondent archetype. Racing through Sniper Alley in his white Ford, the Frenchman relentlessly tells the apathetic western world about the ongoing massacre. In an urban war zone where everything that moves is a target, Paul tries to live, love and inform. How much can he endure before he starts taking up arms?
1992 年,戰爭在前南斯拉夫境內肆虐。保羅正在被圍攻的薩拉熱窩中作採訪。雪茄整日不離手的保羅是一個派頭十足又大嘴巴的花花公子,最愛刺激又愛惹事生非,是一個典型的戰地記者。這位法國人駕着他白色的福特汽車穿梭於SniperAlley 區內,以不偏不倚的精神向冷漠的西方世界報導正在發生中的大屠殺。在所有移動之物都會成為目標的戰區內,保羅很努力地活着,談戀愛和報導。但試問他還能忍受多久才能忍得住不拿起武器?

4 Prizes – Saint-Jean-de-Luz International Film Festival, 2019
2019 年Saint-Jean-de-Luz 國際影展 — 四個獎項


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