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February 27, 2006

ELECTION 2 PREMIERE

In a Chinese-language article in the World Journal, Johnnie To says that ELECTION 2 will be the opening film of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (starts April 4) and will then make its world premiere at Cannes, and open theatrically in May.

To will be supporting the opening with an exhibition of his photos, the first time he's ever done this.

Also, according to Shochiku, Takashi Miike's BIG BANG LOVE JUVENILE A and SHINOBI will play the HKIFF this year.

(Thanks to the sharp eyed reader who sent this in)

February 27, 2006 at 09:17 AM in News | Permalink

Comments

A quick correction from the person who sent this in. The person who said that ELECTION 2 will be at Cannes and open in May 2006 is Johnnie To's assistant, not the man himself. Also, the movie has not been selected for Cannes yet. The original quote is that they HOPE it will make its world premiere at Cannes 2006.

Posted by: Grady Hendrix | Feb 27, 2006 10:22:41 AM

Under the circumstances described above, the HKIFF screening of ELECTION 2 would be its world première, and the Cannes screening of it would be its international one.

Posted by: The Gomorrahizer | Feb 27, 2006 5:22:17 PM

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