Kung Hee Fat Choy! To celebrate Lunar New Year and usher in the “Year of the Dog,” HIFF is presenting a FREE screening of one of the most popular Chinese films of all time, THE MERMAID, directed by comedy genius and hitmaker Stephen Chow (SHAOLIN SOCCER, KUNG FU HUSTLE)! RogerEbert.com praised the film, giving it 3 1/2 stars!
Synopsis:From Stephen Chow, director of KUNG FU HUSTLE, comes THE MERMAID the comedic action-filled phenomenon that has become one of China’s biggest films of all time! When greedy real estate tycoon, Liu Xian (Deng Chao), buys up a pristine coastal enclave known as Green Gulf, he plans to turn it into the hottest property on the market. But Green Gulf harbors a secret: it’s home to the last surviving mermaids, and they are done playing nice. Their plan: send the beautiful Shan (Lin Yun) to seduce Liu and stop the destruction of their beloved oceans. But when their plan goes belly-up, neither humans nor mermaids are willing to back down, and a final, fatal frenzy becomes inevitable.
When: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Doors open at 6pm / Screening starts right after sundown
Where: Ward Village Courtyard (former IBM Building)
1240 Ala Moana Blvd (Get Directions)
Although FREE TO THE PUBLIC, a ticket is still required. If the event is “sold out” online, a standby line will be available once all ticket holders enter, if space permits. Seats are not guaranteed, but you are welcome to bring your own chair. To RSVP click here.