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HIFF 31 presented by Halekulani – Film Program & Schedule Announced!

The full film program and schedule for the 31st Hawaii International Film Festival have just been announced. There are over 200 films from 45 countries represented this year! Tickets go on sale September 29th for HIFF Ohana members, and October 3rd for the general public. We expect certain films to sell out fast, and HIFF members get the first shot at acquiring tickets to them.

Browse Film Program / View Schedule

 

Big Nights – Opening, Centerpiece, Closing

THE FRONT LINE
Opening Night Film

October 13, 2011 8:00 PM

In THE FRONT LINE,  Shin Ha-gyun (SAVE THE GREEN PLANET!) plays a young officer sent to the area to investigate a possible spy and what looks like a sinister case of “friendly fire.” The surprises awaiting him include a reunion with an old friend he believed dead, several run-ins with a crack North Korean sniper, rife indiscipline and insubordination… and a surprising kind of fraternization between the two sides.

 

PINA 3D
Centerpiece Presentation

October 19, 2011 8:15 PM

PINA is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the late great German choreographer. Wim Wenders takes the audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary ensemble and follows the dancers out of the theatre into the city and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal – the home and center for Pina Bausch’s creativity.

 

THE DESCENDANTS
Closing Night Film

October 23, 2011 6:00 PM

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and fatherof two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki.  The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

Luxury Row presents the EuroCinema Hawai’i Film Festival 2011

Founded in 2009, EuroCinema Hawai’i (ECH) is dedicated to using the medium of film to increase the cultural relations between the people of Hawaii and Europe and to provide financial support to Hawaii based student filmmakers through annual scholarships and awards. See details for the EuroCinema Hawai’i films.

THE ARTIST

October 17, 2011 8:30 PM

 

THE FAIRY

October 22, 2011 5:30 PM
October 23, 2011 5:15 PM

 

THE SALT OF LIFE

October 15, 2011 1:00 PM
October 17, 2011 4:00 PM

 

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

October 14, 2011 9:30 PM
October 16, 2011 9:30 PM

LA DOLCE VITA

October 16, 2011 7:45 PM

 

THE KID WITH A BIKE

October 18, 2011 6:45 PM
October 19, 2011 3:30 PM

 

TYRANNOSAUR

October 18, 2011 9:30 PM
October 19, 2011 6:30 PM

 

LE HAVRE

October 16, 2011 5:15 PM
October 18, 2011 3:30 PM

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