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DIFF PIX: Hong Kong Kicks


25th September – 27th September

The Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) in partnership with the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO) has announced DIFF PIX: Hong Kong Kicks, an action packed season of the best of Hong Kong cinema at The Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin.

DIFF PIX:Hong Kong Kicks is the second presentation in DIFF PIX, the Festival initiative which creates innovative ways for Irish audiences to engage with cinema of the past.

The season of six films is guest curated by Roger Garcia, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Film Festival and renowned author, producer and film critic. The line-up includes classic martial arts cinema and well known masters such as Bruce Lee in The Way of the Dragon, Jackie Chan in The Young Master and Jet Li for Once Upon a Time in China II.

Don’t miss a high octane martial arts demonstration on Friday 25th September in Smithfield Square supported by Dublin City Council, which will bring this genre film season onto the streets, literally.

Aficionados should book early for Duel to Death which will take place in at 15.00 on Sat 26th followed by a discussion with Garcia. A film that was received to high critical acclaim in the east, Duel to Death’s reputation in the west is less widely established and will prove a wonderful discovery as an old school martial arts epic.

Tickets are €11 and available to purchase on

DIFF PIX: Hong Kong Kicks at a glance

Fri 25th Sept
Martial Arts Demo – Smithfield Square – 16.30 with Sensei Scott Langley and Hombu Dojo Karate
Once Upon a Time in China II – Lighthouse 1 – 20.15

Sat 26th Sept
Duel to Death (Followed by a talk by Roger Garcia, HKIFF) – Lighthouse 2 – 15.00
Spooky Encounters – Lighthouse 2 – 20.00

Sun 27th Sept
Righting Wrongs – Lighthouse 3 – 15.00
The Young Master – Lighthouse 1 – 17.00


The 2016 Dublin International Film Festival runs February 18th- 28th.

The Dublin International Film Festival is supported by The Arts Council, The Irish Film Board, The Irish Times,, RTÉ Radio One, Toyota, The Merrion Hotel, Wells Cargo and Windmill Lane.