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  • June 30, 2015
    Martin Scorsese’s Film School – The Red Shoes

     The Red Shoes

     

    The Red Shoes

     

    1948/Color/133mins/English subtitle
    Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
    Cast: Anton Walbrook, Moira Shearer, Marius Goring

     

    The Red Shoes, the singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever concocted for the screen. Moira Shearer is a rising star ballerina torn between an idealistic composer and a ruthless impresario intent on perfection. Featuring outstanding performances, blazingly beautiful cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Oscar-winning sets and music, and an unforgettable, hallucinatory central dance sequence, this beloved classic, now dazzlingly restored, stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist.

     

    Date: Jun 30 (Tue)
    Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
    Speaker: Anna

  • June 25, 2015
    Young Talk – Tears of Pearl

    Tear of Pearl (1965)

     

    Tears of Pearl

     

    1965/Black & White/114mins/Cantonese with Chinese subtitle
    Director: Tso Kea
    Cast: Ng Cho Fan, Mui Kam Fung

     

    Date: Jun 25 (Thu)
    Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque 

  • January 23, 2015
    Winner List of STILL THE WATER 28 Jan 2015 Preview Tickets

    Please bring along the email print out and your valid bc VIP membership card to redeem 2 preview tickets of STILL THE WATER.

    Redemption details as follows:
    Redemption period: 23 – 28 Jan 2015
    Redemption time:11:30am – 10:00pm
    Redemption venue: bcinephile, Broadway Cinematheque
    Enquiry: 2783 7004

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  • ' Whatever Works '
    — Woody Allen

    In the first movie Allen has made in his native New York in five years, he teams up with another iconic New Yorker Larry David, who plays the misanthrope Boris Yellnikoff who encounters a young woman Melody and lets her into his life, even marrying her! Does the May-December romance ring a bell? But when is Allen never self-mocking? As Allen’s stand-in, Larry David never loses his own voice as the knobbly-kneed, plaid-shorts-wearing, know-it-all geezer who rather yells at than talk to people.

     

     

  • ' Baby Love '
    — Vincent Garenq

     Manu and Philippe face a dilemma that has challenged many other couples, gay or straight: one wants a baby, the other doesn’t. Since gay adoption is not an option in France, Manu convinces Fina, an illegal Argentinean to enter into a marriage of convenience with him. Fina will be a surrogate mother to Manu’s baby, and she gets her permit to live in France. The plan sounds fine, except that in life, things often do not turn out the way they’re planned. Featuring two marginalized social groups (gays and immigrants),Baby Love certainly is a romantic comedy with a twist.

     

  • ' The Science of Sleep '
    — Michel Gondry

    French filmmaker Michel Gondry proves that his eccentric imagination remains intact even without Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) as a collaborator. This is a love story involving Stephane and Stephanie, both aspiring artists working at menial jobs. Whimsical and irrepressibly inventive, the film is dominated by its extraordinary dream sequels expressed in stop-motion animations that echo Terry Gilliam. Call it weird, but you can’t help loving it.

     

     

  • ' Diving Bell and Butterfly '
    — Julian Schnabel

    Jean-Dominique Bauby led a glamorous life as editor of the French Elle until the day he was hit by a massive stroke, which left him completely paralysed – except for his brain and one good eye. Starting with one blink for “yes” and two for “no”, Bauby gradually developed a communication system with the help of a speech therapist. Using his blinks, he spent over a year dictating his thoughts to an editor, and the result is the novel The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – the basis for Julian Schnabel’s life-affirming, award-winning (Best Director at Cannes) film.

     

     

  • ' Seraphine '
    — Martin Provost

    Seraphine de Senlis, an aging, overweight, penniless house cleaner in a small French town, was also a painter who believed she was channeling divine messages. The fruits and flowers she painted at first look merely decorative, but that on closer examination are charged with a marvelous and unsettling power. Martin Provost’s interpretation begins from the point just before her discovery, in the early 1910s, by the German critic and collector Wilhelm Uhde. Yolande Moreau’s passionate and fascinating performance won her a Cesar (Best Actress), one of the seven Cesars Seraphine was awarded.

     

  • ' The Quiet Family '
    — Kim Ji-woon

     Kim Ji-woon’s 2003 success A Tale of Two Sister probably takes much reference from this first feature of his: a house isolated in the countryside, a somewhat dysfunctional family with two sisters, and the suspicion of the existence of something supernatural…featuring some eclectic soundtracks, The Quiet Family possesses a fine, mordant wit while its narrative progresses through a succession of unlikely events: accidents, identity confusions, and bodies piling up. The humour, dark and decidedly deadpan, is also built from the interaction between the family members.

     

     

     

  • ' KICK-ASS '
    — Matthew Vaughn

    Kick-Ass is a comic book action movie and a teen comedy that delivers somecrazy outsize, cartoonlike violence of a Tarantino.Starting with a high school kid who dresses like a superhero and calls himself “Kick-Ass,” the movie’s world expands to the worlds of media, Internet and…organized crime! Yet however grand and fantastic individual elements may become, the personal relationships are grounded in recognizable reality. Though the events in “Kick-Ass” are extreme, we still recognize that his is our world – just a wild, funhouse version of it.

     

  • ' Private Lessons '
    — Joachim Lafosse

    In what is possibly his darkest film to date, the Belgian filmmaker Joachim Lafosse tells a drama that revolves around the conflict between a vulnerableadolescent tennis prodigy and a manipulative adulttutor.Lafosse confronts the issue of child abuse head-on and delivers one of cinema’s most thought-provoking and uncompromising studies in human frailty in recent years. The intelligent screenplay and direction are superbly complemented by strong central performances from the two actors,in particular Jonas Bloquetwho is remarkable in his first screen role.

     

     

  • ' Fleeing by Night '
    — Hsu Li Kong

    Fleeing By Night is a lush period piece that follows the love triangle of three men against the backdrop of the Chinese opera. American-educated cellist Shaodong, albeit engaged to Ying’er, is attracted to the Peking opera star Lin Chung. Things get complicated when the wealthy Zilei also sets his eyes on Lin Chung. Set primarily in the late 1930s, the film effectively uses China’s pre-revolution cultural contrasts to parallel its characters’ own identity crises.

     

     

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