Amphetamine | Fridea | 06 April 2010 | Nigel Collett
"The appearance of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)’s programme is always greeted with interest by the LGBT community. The Festival has never been shy of showing films which are edgy or avant garde and has often included queer films in its lists. I should point out straightaway here that Hong Kong has four general film festivals (the HKIFF, the Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards, the Hong Kong Asian Independent Film Festival and the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival) as well as a host of more specific festivals (like the French, the Israeli and the like). The HKIFF is the biggest. This year is the 34th HKIFF, with a schedule running from 19 March to 6 April in many cinemas around the city (with some films running on into extra time as far as May), and the organisers chose to show four gay films. One of them has caused a storm."