24 Days (Opening Screening)
Directed by Alexandre Arcady
110 mins. / France / French with English and Chinese Subtitles / 2014
‘A white-knuckle dramatization’ The Hollywood Reporter
Sticking dangerously close to the real-life incident that inspired it, 24 Days offers up a white-knuckle dramatization of the nearly month-long kidnapping and torture of 23-year-old Ilan Halimi, whose traumatic ordeal at the hands of the “Gang of Barbarians” prompted a massive police manhunt and, eventually, a national outcry against anti-Semitism in France.
A powerful and timely film by one of France’s most celebrated filmmakers.
This screening is part of the The 15th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival, for more information, please visit http://asiasociety.org/hong-kong/15th-hong-kong-jewish-film-festival