Hong Kong director Andrew Lau will be the Filmmaker in Focus at next year’s edition of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF).

The tribute will include a retrospective programme of his work as director or cinematographer, including films such as City on Fire (1987), As Tears Go By (1988), Young and Dangerous (1996) and Infernal Affairs (2002).

HKIFF will also publish a special bilingual catalogue and Lau will attend the “Face to Face” seminar presented by the Jockey Club Cine Academy (JCCA) on March 28.

“It is such a nice surprise to be invited to be the 37th HKIFF Filmmaker in Focus,” said Lau. “I hope film buffs in town will share my excitement at the opportunity of revisiting my past works. More importantly, it encourages me to reflect on the meaning of filmmaking once again, and to move beyond limits and explore new possibilities in the future.”

Next year’s HKIFF will take place March 17-April 2.