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  • February 28, 2017
    Marin Scorsese’s Film School Talk – The Last Temptation of Christ

    Feb MSFS_The Last Temptation of  Jesus Chris

    1988 / 164mins / Colour / In English with English subtitles

    While Scorsese’s faithful adaptation of the Nikos Kazantzakis novel is a controversial telling of the Christ story, for many believers and nonbelievers alike this exploration of the man behind the myth is considered a true article of faith. Dafoe delivers a brilliant portrayal of a Jesus who, uncertain whether the voices he hears are from God or Satan, is locked in an agonizing battle with his own destiny. A labor of love many years in the planning, Scorsese’s epic work is an elegant and thought-provoking treatise on spirituality and existence. 

    Date: Feb 28 (Tue) 
    Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm 
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
    Speaker:  Daniel Chan

  • February 23, 2017
    Young talk – 圖像的魔力—粵語片到港產片的電影海報 Graphic Gratification — Hong Kong Film Posters from Cantonese Cinema to Modern Era

     Feb Young Talk_Film Poster  Special

     Date: Feb 23 (Thu)

    Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm 
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
    Speakers: Honkaz Fung

  • January 26, 2017
    Young talk – 都市兩女性Two City Girls

     都市兩女性Two City Girls

     Date: Jan 26 (Thu)

    Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm 
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
    Speakers: Horace Chan, Timmy Chen

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  • ' 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. 

     

     

  • ' 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.

     

     

  • ' Last Chance Harvey '
    — Joel Hopkins

    This is the worst day of Harvey Shine’s life. This is the best day of his life. First he loses his job. Then he learns that his daughter rather have her stepfather giving her away at her wedding. Then, he meets Kate at a pub, and together they spend an incredible 24 hours. Last Chance Harvey unites Hoffman and Thompson (both delivering pitch-perfect performances) in a heartwarming film set against the backdrop of the London Thames. Nothing lasts forever, but when something wonderful comes along, never ever let it go.

     

  • ' Air Doll '
    — Hirokazu Koreeda

    Based on a short manga, Air Doll is an urban fable of an life-size vinyl sex doll in Tokyo that comes to life. Dressed in a French maid’s outfit, she leaves the flat, finds a job at a video store and slowly begins learning about life. Through her encounters with people, it becomes obvious that humans and dolls are perhaps not that different – despite our flesh and blood, humans can feel just as hollow inside and we find ways to fill the voids. Bae Doona’s performance is gentle and charming.

  • ' 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.

     

  • ' Dogville '
    — Lars von Trier

    Dogville is a tiny town in the Colorado Rockies during the 1930s with a tiny population. The beautiful Grace, on the run from gangsters, convinces the community to accept her. But when they find out that Grace is fugitive from justice, the villagers make her their slave. At the end, as Grace’s true identity is revealed, she repays those who have mistreated her. Lars von Trier’s experimental picture is set on a near-bare stage, with buildings drawn in chalk outlines on the floor and actors miming their everyday actions. There is a story but it is not drama that von Trier is after. You can dismiss it as pretentious and self-indulgent but you cannot deny that it is as unsettling as it is compelling.

     

  • ' Inglorious Basterds '
    — Quentin Jerome Tarantino

    A Tarantino film resists categorization and Inglorious Basterds is definitely not your run of the mill WWII film. Structured as five chapters, the story evolves around three iconic characters: the Hero, the Nazi and the Girl. Big, bold and audacious, this Category III version shown here is the only version that does the film justice. Christopher Waltz gives a kick-ass performance as the sardonic and absurd Nazi, sweeping awards at Cannes, Oscar and BAFTA.

     

     

  • ' Candy Rain '
    — Chen Hung-i

    A multitude of styles shifting between delicate sensitivity and over-the-top comedy, the four stories in the film are connected by a packet addressed to somebody called Candy Rain. The four relationships depicted here work and fail to work for different reasons, and it goes to show there simply is no fool-proof formula for love. Sandrine Pinna nails the quirkiness of her OCD character, while Karena Lam displays her neurotic comic side.

  • ' Lives of the Others '
    — Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

     Lives of the Others offers more than a rare and fascinating snapshot of life behind the Berlin Wall.It’s 1984 in East Germany and GerdWiesler, a master interrogator, is tasked to monitor every single detail in the life of playwright Dreyman and his girlfriend. Ironically, his surveillance has led him to sympathize with his targets and Wiesler risks violating the law and jeopardizing his career to protect the couple. The late Ulrich Muhe is magnificent as Wiesler, whose gradual transition from loyal drone to actual human being is where the film is most powerful.

     

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