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  • October 31, 2017
    Martin Scorsese’s Film School Talk – Europe ‘51

    Time: 2017.10.31. (Tue) 7:00pm-10:00pm 
    Venue: Broadway Cinematheque 1/F 

    Europe ‘51

    Director: Roberto Rossellini
    Writers: Roberto Rossellini、Sandro De Feo、Mario Pannunzio、Ivo Perilli、Brunello Rondi
    Cinematographer: Aldo Tonti
    Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Alexander Knox, Ettore Giannini

    1952/ B&W/ 118 mins/Italian in English Subtitles

    Ingrid Bergman plays a wealthy, self-absorbed Rome socialite racked by guilt over the shocking death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in her life, she decides to devote her time and money to the city’s poor and sick. Her newfound, single-minded activism leads to conflicts with her husband and questions about her sanity. The intense, often overlooked Europe ’51 was, according to Rossellini, a retelling of his own The Flowers of St. Francis from a female perspective. This unabashedly political but sensitively conducted investigation.

  • October 26, 2017
    Young talk – Oriole’s Song

    Date: Oct 26 (Thu)
    Time: 7:00pm
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
    Speakers: Shu Kei, Daniel Chan

  • September 28, 2017
    Young talk – Belle of Penang

     

    Date: Sep 28 (Thu)
    Time: 7:00pm
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
    Speakers: Wong Chi-Wah, Shu Kei

bc Archive

  • ' 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.

     

     

  • ' 500 Days of Summer '
    — 馬克·韋布

    She loves you. Truly. But not forever. That is what Tom has to come to terms with. Writing copies for greeting cards, the aspiring architect Tom finds his everlasting love when Summer shows up at work as his boss’ assistant. As hinted in the title, their story lasts for not more than 500 days. What’s more important though, is the journey and not the destination, right? That how Marc Webb thinks anyway, and that’s why he chooses to tell us the story in a shuffled order. It is not confusing; it is nothing by honest, because that’s how remembrance works. Marc Webb’s debut is an absolute charmer.

     

     

  • ' 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…

  • ' Soundless Wind Chime '
    — Kit Hung

    Nominated for the 2009 Berlin Film Festival Teddy Award, Soundless Wind Chime chronicles the story between Ricky, a Chinese, and Pascal, a Swiss. Like any other couple they struggle though good times and rough patches. Years after the relationship ended, Ricky goes to Switzerland and encounters Ueli who looks just like Pascal. As this new relationship grows, we also learn about what really happened to Pascal and Ricky….

     

  • ' 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.

  • ' 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.

     

  • ' 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.

     

  • ' Milk '
    — Gus Van Sant

    With Milk, Van Sant weds a straightforward linear narrative and high-profile cast with a subject matter that has genuine resonance for him. Using the account of one of USA’s first openly gay public officials Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978, Van Santinvests the gay rights movement with mythic grandeur. As Milk, Sean Penn has an uncanny physical resemblance from some angles; but themost striking is the spiritual transformation. Playing the man who ultimately killed Milk, Josh Brolin’s remarkable performance is a chilling study in weakness. Van Sant mixes archival footage with new footage and it’s fascinating to see San Francisco in the ’70s.

     

  • ' The Host '
    — Bong Joon-ho

    Chemicals dumped into the Han River from a U.S. military base create a mutant creature. One day, the thing emerges from the water and starts eating passers-by. The pre-teen daughter of dimwit Seoul snack vendor Gang-du is abducted by the monster. Gang-du mounts a rescue operation with the help of his family, but the government is concerned about a SARS-like epidemic! Bong Joon-ho’s action-packed creature flick is comic and extreme. It is about fighting a monster and also a tribute to the family bond. The journey is daunting, exhausting and ultimately uplifting.

     

     

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