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  • July 28, 2016
    Young Talk – 擺錯迷魂陣

    擺錯迷魂陣

     

    Date: Jul 28 ( Thu)
    Time: 7:30 – 10:00pm
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
    Speaker: Anna

  • July 26, 2016
    Martin Scorsese’s Film School – All That Heaven Allows

    All That Heaven Allows..

     

    1955 / 88mins / color / In English with English subtitles
    Director:  Douglas Sirk
    Cast: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson

     

    From the outside, Douglas Sirk’s melodramas may seem like just so much soap opera, but in fact they are some of the most soaring examples of social critique to be found in the films of the conformist ‘50s. In ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, well-off suburban widow Jane Wyman finds true happiness with her landscaper Rock Hudson, who wears flannel shirts and reads Thoreau. But her children and friends are dismayed by her scandalous choice of partner and she feels the full force of societal correction forcing its way into her life. A beautiful film, and a true work of art. Featuring one of the most devastating final scenes in film history.

     

    Date: July 26 (Tue)
    Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
    Speakers: 陳廣隆、陳子雲

  • June 30, 2016
    Young Talk – Cheung Ying Seminar

    Cheung Ying Seminar

     

    Date: Jun 30 ( Thu)
    Time: 7:30 – 10:00pm
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque 
    Speaker: Shu Kei, Honkaz Fung, William Yuen

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  • ' Glamorous Youth '
    — Philip Yung

    Philip Yung’s debut, produced by Ann Hui, centres on Hong, a typical teenager facing all sort of problems a teenager would encounter: a girlfriend that’s never pleased, a father what won’t stop drinking and a mother that won’t stop watching TV. Frustrated with life, Hong seeks consolation in a mainland prostitute. Question is: does that solve his problems? Using largely improvised dialogues, Glamorous Youth exudes a refreshing degree of honesty as it explores issues of school, relationships and family in a way that teenagers can recognise and relate to.

     

     

  • ' The Refuge '
    — François Ozon

     What would you do when you wake up one morning and find out your boyfriend is dead and you are pregnant? The setting of Refuge is typically melodramatic, but Ozon has approached it in a surprisingly subdued manner. The protagonist Mousse chooses to move into a chateau owned by an old acquaintance, to kick off her drug addiction and to prepare for the arrival of her baby. Casting Isabelle Carre,who was pregnant during the filming, to play a pregnant woman, Ozon intriguing overlaps fact and fiction.

     

  • ' 20, 30, 40 '
    — Sylvia Chang

    Three different women, at three different stages in their lives, allow their relationships to live out in Taipei – an aspiring pop star, a flighty air hostess and a flower shop owner. Sylvia Chang,has taken stories created by the three leads and created a film of refreshingly non-intertwining stories.Their conflicts vary, but touch on very basic, common themes: identity, belonging, the quest for companionship, and simply getting by in the mixed-up modern world. 

     

     

  • ' Secret in Their Eyes '
    — Juan José Campanella

    Secret in Their Eyes uses a long-forgotten crime as a springboard for ruminations on love and memory, on the nature of time and the value of life. The retired detective Darín decides to write a novel about one case that has haunted him for years. As he revisits the case, he also uncovers old wounds and old love. This complex exploration of guilt and revenge is supported by a superb cast and precise film language, from production design to cinematography to the score.

     

     

     

  • ' Don’t Move '
    — Sergio Castellitto

    A distinctly deglamourized Penélope Cruz gives one of her bravest performances as a destitute woman who has an affair with a married man. As top surgeon Timoteo watches his colleagues battle to save his teenage daughter who is seriously injured in a road accident, his mind flashes back to the sweltering summer when he met Italia, a tramp living on a building site, and their illicit romance. Timoteo has almost nothing in common with Italia, and yet he’s drawn to her, and the film captures well how lust slowly blossoms into affection. He promises Italia he’ll make the final split with his wife, but then fate strikes, with tragedy close behind…

  • ' Yossi and Jagger '
    — Eytan Fox

    The pressures and privations of military life have rarely been portrayed in as much telling detail as they are in Yossi and Jagger, a touching portrait of a group of bored Israeli soldiers stationed at a cramped army base on the Israeli-Lebanese border. Two young commanders, Yossi and Jagger carry on a passionate but discreet affair. While the carefree Jagger wants Yossi to leave the military with him so that they can start a new life together, Yossi finds it a challenge to not play by the rules. As they embark on a mission one night, it looks like their relationship also reaches a breaking point.

     

  • ' Greenberg '
    — Noah Baumbach

    Noah Baumbach’s favorite terrain is deconstructing life’s emotional ups and downs with characters so narcissistic and self-delusional they make everyone uncomfortable. In Greenberg, he finds the ugly selfishness of neurosis. Playing a rarely seen non-comic role, Ben Stiller is Roger Greenberg, who once dumped his band, fled Los Angeles and went to New York. Now, recovering from a breakdown, Greenberg returns to LA. As he house-sits his brother’s house and looks after the dog, he meets the family’s assistant Florence and the two develop a relationship that can be defined neither as friendship or romance.

     

     

  • ' 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.

     

     

     

  • ' 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.

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