Film Screening of “Luxembourg, Luxembourg”
Joint Presentation by New Asia College and the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao


16 Nov 2023


7:00pm – 9:15pm


Hui Kwok Hau Hall, Mei Yun Tong, New Asia College


Mr. Thomas GNOCCHI
Ambassador/Head of the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

Biography of Speaker:

Ambassador Thomas Gnocchi started his assignment as Head of the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao on 1st September 2020. Prior to that, he was Deputy Head of Division for Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific and Deputy Head of Division for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the European External Action Service in Brussels. He served as Deputy Head of Office and Head of the Political, Economic and European Integration Section at the EU Office in Kosovo between 2012 and 2017 and as Head of the Political and Information Section at the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia between 2008 and 2012. Between 2003 and 2008, he worked at the European Commission in Brussels as desk officer for a number of Asian countries including Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam. From 1994 to 1996 and from 2001 to 2003 he was posted in Beijing, P.R. China and between 1996 and 2000 he served in the Delegation of the European Commission to Vietnam. Ambassador Gnocchi was educated at the London School of Economics, Yale University and Tianjin University, P.R. China. His native languages are Italian and English and he also speaks French, Chinese and some Serbian.


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For enquiries, please contact Mr. Jason Yeung (Tel: 3943 7612; Email: or Mr. Jack Wong (Tel: 3943 1690; Email:, Dean of Students’ Office, New Asia College.

Event Details:

We are pleased to announce an exclusive film screening event that our College is co-hosting with the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao. We cordially invite you to join us for this unique cinematic experience at our new student hostel, Mei Yun Tong.

The event will feature the screening of “Luxembourg, Luxembourg”, the opening film of the European Union Film Festival 2023. This film is a heartwarming comedy featuring twin brothers from Ukraine searching for their father, who they have heard will soon pass away in Luxembourg. This film is actually not about war, but shows a different side of Ukraine, about their people striving for normal life with laughter and love.

Event Details:
Date: 16 November 2023 (Thursday)
Venue: Mei Yun Tong – Hui Kwok Hau Hall
Time: Tea Reception: 6:30pm
Screening: 7:00pm (Film duration: 105 minutes)
Post-screening talk: 8:45pm – 9:15pm

Post-screening discussion:
Guest speaker: Mr. Thomas GNOCCHI (Ambassador/Head of the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao)
Moderator: Prof. CHAN Man Nin (Warden of Mei Yun Tang)

Synopsis of Lecture:

There are many beautiful places to die. Luxembourg is not one of them. But beautiful or not, Luxembourg makes dying very expensive. When twin brothers hear that their long-absent father is sick in Luxembourg, they set out on a journey to see him one last time. Will the man they find be the bad-ass father they remember? A declaration of love from the director to his father, the film tries to answer the question – why are we so drawn to those who constantly run away from us?


Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.