Late But Worthy: 2009 Hawaii International Film Festival

Monday, October 19, 2009

Maggie Q in The Warrior And The Wolf, the festival's closing night film

Yes, I am a little late in posting this up as HIFF runs from October 15 through October 25, but better late than never right?

HIFF, the premiere global film event in the Pacific, presents another exciting line up of eclectic movies from around the world. This year, more than 170 films from 36 different countries are featured at four different venues; the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theaters, Hawaii Theatre Center, Royal Hawaiian Theater and Sunset on the Beach.

Since its humble beginning, the film festival started out as a quaint event. Now 29 years later, it has grown into a full fledged affair attracting more than 80,000 people from all over the world.

Scott Kaalele of Honolulu has been coming to the festival for years. Kaalele says the Hawaii International Film Festival is one of the best in the world to see Pan Pacific films. He looks forward to seeing some Korean movies this year but will settle for any movie with “edgy and weird story lines.”

“Anything off the norm, there’s enough norm in Hollywood so it’s kind of cool to see things, people spreading their wings and push the envelope a little bit," said Kaalele.
Check out a full review down at the Examiner.