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    • June 27, 2017
      Martin Scorsese’s Film School Talk – Bringing Out the Dead

      Time: 2017.06.27. (Tue) 7:00pm-10:00pm 
      Venue: Broadway Cinematheque 1/F 
      Guest:  Shu Kei, David Chan

       Bringing Out the Dead

      Director: Martin Scorsese
      Writers:  Paul Schrader
      Cinematographer:  Robert Richardson
      Starring: Nicholas Cage, Patricia Arquette

      1999/ Colour/ 121 mins/English in English Subtitles

      An insomniac ambulance driver spends his endless nights attempting to save lives but needs to be rescued himself. Adapted by Paul Schrader from the book by Joe Connelly, the film drew unavoidable comparisons to Taxi Driver; this time Scorsese’s vision of the urban landscape is noticeably less bleak but equally intense.

    • June 22, 2017
      Young talk – Honeymoon

       MAY_Young Talk

      Date: Jun 22 (Thu)

      Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm 
      Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
      Speakers: Shu Kei

    • May 30, 2017
      Martin Scorsese’s Film School Talk – Il Messia

      Martin Scorsese’s Film School Talk – Il Messia

      Time: 2017.05.30. (Tue) 7:00pm-10:00pm
      Venue: Broadway Cinematheque 1/F
      Guest: Daniel Chan 

      Il Messia
      Director: Roberto Rossellini
      Writers: Roberto Rossellini、Silvia D’Amico Bendico
      Cinematographer: Mario Montuori Starring: Pier Maria Rossi、Mita Ungaro、Carlos de Carvalho
      1975/ Colour/ 140 mins/Italian in English Subtitles

      Young mother, is that of a courageous, socially disobedient man whose words and actions, not necessarily his miracles, were revolutionary. “But he who said ‘the Sabbath is made for man, not man for the Sabbath’ has made a political discourse of fundamental importance” (Rossellini).

    bc Archive

    • ' Swallowtail Butterfly '
      — Shunji Iwai

      This is the story of Yentown, a Tokyo ghetto inhabited by immigrants from all over Asia. The story revolves around a group of poverty-stricken immigrants, to whom a sudden twist of fate gives the opportunity to literally make money and thus realize their dreams. Shot with handheld camera, tinted with laughter, violence, sadness and imagination, Swallowtail Butterfly is impossible to be pinned down to a single genre. Juxtaposing the music of Frank Sinatra and Yentown Band is only of the many eccentricities found in the film.

       

    • ' Talk to Her '
      — Pedro Almodóvar Caballero

      For those who came to know the great Pina Bausch a tad too late, here’s one reason to see Talk to Her. Marco and Benigno are both in the audience of a Pina Bausch performance, but neither is aware of the other’s presence. A few months’ later, they meet in a private clinic, both concerned about a woman in coma. For someone who supposedly can’t hear you, what can you say to her? You simply keep talking, because you don’t stop loving her regardless she is conscious or not. One of Almodova’s most emotionally affective films.

       

    • ' Black Ice '
      — Petri Kotwica

       Black ice is a reference to that almost invisible layer of ice that forms on roads and can send you spinning into a snowbank when you least expect it. Relationships are a bit like that in the Finnish director Petri Kotwica’s third feature, which won five major Finnish Jussi awards including Best Actress for OutiMäenpää as Saara, a gynecologist who engineers her way into her husband’s affair.By conjuring an atmosphere as chilling as the frozen landscape, Kotwica vigilantly turns soap opera material into an engaging psychological thriller.

    • ' Drifting Flowers '
      — Zero Chou

      Through three stories, director Zero Chou explores three kinds of love. The young Meigo lives with her blind sister the lounge singer Ging. While the androgynous accordionist Chalkie falls for Ging, Meigo’s young heart beats for Chalkie. Lily loves a certain woman, but she is married to Yen, who loves men. In their peculiar way, the two takes care of each other and form a strong bond. The last story concerns the young Chalkie and how she eventually understands her sexuality.

    • ' 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.

       

    • ' Moe No Suzaku '
      — Naomi Kawase

       Naomi Kawase, a renowned documentary filmmaker sets her first drama feature in her own province of Nara. In a small hamlet that is steadily losing population after a railroad project was canceled, the Kozo family stays on. Instead of the socio-economic changes, Kawase’s focus lies on the relationships within the family that slowly disintegrates over 15 years. Acted almost entirely by amateurs and presented by stunning cinematography, this is a delicate slice of life so true to reality that dialogue and narrative action are hardly necessary.

       

    • ' At the End of Daybreak '
      — Yuhang Ho

      Twenty three year old Tuck Chai drifts along in life, spending his days helping out in his mother’s shop and nights riding his motorcycle and shooting pool with friends. Nothing excites him much except for Ying, a wealthy teenager Tuck is secretly dating. When their relationship is discovered, lives of the two families are thrown into turmoil. Inspired by a tabloid crime story, At the End of Daybreak is a tale of class divides, tragic love and the loss of innocence. Wai Ying-hung shows great emotional depth as the well-meaning yet inadequate whiskey-loving single mother.

       

    • ' Like Grains of Sand '
      — Ryosuke Hashiguchi

      How much could happen when the love bug bites a group of high school students? A lot. While Yoshida cannot reciprocate Ito’s loving feelings, he is not exactly happy with the girl he is dating either. Instead he finds himself increasingly drawn to Aihara, the new girl in class. When Aihara disappears, Yoshida and Ito look for her until they find her in the beach town where she grew up. Will they finally manage to sort out their feelings and relationships?

       

       

    • ' The Counterfeiters '
      — Stefan Ruzowitzky

      In return for soft beds, good meals, acceptable working conditions, and the chance for a longer life, skillful counterfeiter Salomon Sorowitsch was willing to work for the Nazis. His fellow prisoners, Adolf Burger (whose memoir the film is based on), had a different opinion. Ruzowitzky depicts the care and attention to detail that went into the counterfeiting operation and presents a universal moral dilemma: is one’s own survival the most important priority of all? Provocative and compelling, Counterfeiter won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

       

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