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  • July 27, 2017
    Young talk – Honeymoon

     MAY_Young Talk

    Date: Jul 27 (Thu)

    Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm 
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
    Speakers: Daniel Chan

  • July 25, 2017
    Martin Scorsese’s Film School Talk – Rome, the Open City

    Time: 2017.07.25. (Tue) 7:00pm-10:00pm 
    Venue: Broadway Cinematheque 1/F 
    Guest:  Joseph Lam, David Chan

    Rome, the Open City 

    Director:  Roberto Rossellini
    Writers:  Rossellini, Federico Fellini, Sergio Amidei
    Cinematographer:  Ubaldo Arata
    Starring: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi

    1945/ B&W/ 105 mins/English in English Subtitles

    Otto Preminger said the history of the cinema was divided into two eras: one before and one after Rome Open City. Made in 1945, the film is based on events which took place in Rome just one year before, during the Nazi occupation and the resistance. It made a huge impact on its release, launched the international reputation of its director, Roberto Rossellini, and came to be seen as the founding work of Italian neo-realism.

  • 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.

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  • ' Cherry Blossoms '
    — Doris Dörrie

     An elderly couple live in a small town, while the grown -up off-springs have moved to big cities. The couple go visit their son and daughter, who don’t really have time for them, then head for a short break by the sea. When the wife dies, the husband realises that perhaps he never knew her… In many ways Cherry Blossoms is reminiscent of Ozu’s Tokyo Story, and it is precisely how Dörrie has intended. The story takes Rudi, the husband, to Tokyo, where one of his sons resides. Amidst mount Fuji and the butoh dance, cherry blossoms takes centre stage as the most beautiful symbol of impermanence.

     

     

  • ' 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.

     

  • ' 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.

     

  • ' 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.

     

  • ' City of Life and Death '
    — Lu Chuan

     Lu Chuan (Kekexili) takes an unflinching look at the atrocities that took place during the Nanjing Massacre that began in 1937, where mass amount of Chinese civilians were executed and thousands of women were captured and raped by the Japanese army. Lu does not dwell on sentimental excess or nationalist indignation; he simply lets the events unfold in a matter-of-fact manner. Shot austerely in black and white, the result is a balanced and determined look at the horrors of war.

     

  • ' 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. 

     

     

  • ' 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?

     

     

  • ' 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.

     

     

  • ' 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.

     

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