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  • September 30, 2014
    Martin Scorsese’s film school_Sep2014

    日期 Date: 30/9 (Tue)
    時間 Time: 7:00 p.m.
    地點 Venue: bc 1/F
    講者 Speaker:四維出世、郭梓祺

    歷劫佳人 (Touch of Evil)

    美國/1958/黑白/95 分鐘/英語對白英文字幕

    導演:奧遜威爾斯 Orson Welles

    演員:查爾登希士頓 Charlton Heston、珍納李Janet Leigh、奧遜威爾斯

     

    甫從一開首的炸彈特寫,我們便跟着計時器上的三分鐘,進入一個充滿著InevitabilityIrreversibility的黑色電影世界。《歷劫佳人》發生在墨西哥與美國兩國邊境之間,講述墨西哥緝毒員Vargas(查爾登希士頓飾)與一直受人景仰的美國警探Quinlan(奧遜威爾斯飾)合作,嘗試找出一樁汽車爆炸案的元兇。雖然Quinlan鎖定元兇為爆炸案死者女兒的秘密情人,Vargas卻思疑Quinlan為求破案而捏造犯罪證據。與此同時,毒梟黑道Grandi一家綁架了Vargas的妻子,並企圖拉攏Quinlan同流合污。到底Quinlan是正直還是沉淪的警探?兩地國境的差異,除了突顯角色們在身份、經濟和政治上的千絲萬縷,更為人性善惡定了一條模糊邊界。

     (上述節目,全部免費入座 All admissions are free-of-charge.)

     

  • July 17, 2014
    Winner List of “Only Lovers Left Alive”-17July2014 Preview Tickets

    Please bring along the email print out and your valid bc VIP membership card to redeem 2 preview tickets of “Only Lovers Left Alive”.

    Preview screening Date& Time:17 July 2014 (Wed) 9:40pm

    Redemption details as follows:

    Redemption period: 12-16 July 2014

    Redemption time:11:30am – 10:00pm

    Redemption venue: bcinephile, Broadway Cinematheque

    Enquiry: 2783 7004

    Winner List:
    103213, 106824, 107428, 122784, 126922, 134355, 134821, 137381, 141888, 144378, 144479, 146503, 147756, 147801, 149657, 150944, 151361, 152144, 154328, 155694, 158068, 158211, 158822, 159642, 160117, 160373, 160802, 161355, 161579, 162749, 163663, 164440, 164712, 165579, 165770, 167464, 167569, 167618, 168168, 168975, 169124, 169456, 169654, 170164, 170306, 170346, 170602, 172072, 172136, 172320, 172636

  • June 24, 2014
    Martin Scorsese’s film school_June2014

    Date: 24/6 (Tue)
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Venue: bc 1/F

    匹馬單槍 (I Walk Alone)
    美國/1948/黑白/97分鐘/英語對白、英文字幕
    導演:Byron Haskin
    演員:畢蘭加士打、卻德格拉斯、麗莎白史葛

    講者:陳廣隆、舒琪

    在這個凡事皆有價的年代,兄弟、承諾,又值多少錢?Frankie(畢蘭加士打飾)與Noll(卻德格拉斯飾)在禁酒令期間合作私酒勾當,後被警方追捕,兩人承諾無論誰失手被擒,出獄後仍可分佔公司一半股份。不久Frankie被囚,十四年牢獄後找Noll追討所得,Noll卻已躋身上流社會,堅拒不讓夜總會生意,遂喚好友說之、玩財技亂之,遣美女惑之,命壯漢退之,Frankie既痛心又震怒,不惜以命相搏,誓要奪回一切。Noll女伴Kay(麗沙白史葛飾)同情Frankie遭遇,不值Noll之所為,決意倒戈相助。黑吃黑,三角戀,兄弟情,史高西斯說《匹馬單槍》定下了日後美國犯罪片楷模,火爆、緊湊、柔情,你又豈能錯過﹗

     (上述節目,全部免費入座 All admissions are free-of-charge.)

bc Sunday Sep: The Power of Words

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九月精選 September selection: The Power of Words

7Sep   11:30am Poetry 《詩》
14Sep 12:00pm One Tree Three Lives《 三生三世聶華苓》
21Sep 12:00pm In The House 《偷戀隔籬媽》
28Sep 12:00pm The Perks of Being a Wallflower 《少年自讀日記》

bc Archive

  • ' Blue Gate Crossing '
    — Yee Chih-yen

    “I’m a girl, I love boys…” At 17, Kerou tries to convince herself that as a girl, she should love boys. At 17, Shihao loves swimming, and he’s convinced that he likes Kerou. There is a kiss, but it does not lead to a boyfriend-and-girlfriend… at least not yet. Yee Chih-Yen’s second film deals with growing up and sexual initiation with a courage that is rarely seen in Taiwan cinema. Seldom has innocence been captured with such unsentimental intelligence.

     

  • ' The Way We Are '
    — Ann Hui On-Wah

    The Way We Are centers on the widow Kwan, her teenage son Ka On, and their elderly neighbour Granny. The problems they face range from the mundane (what to eat for lunch) to heavier subjects (death & estrangement in the family). The power of these documentary-type vignettes comes from its setting. Kwan and Granny, despite their lacks, find contentment in life. Tin Sui Wai is notorious for its crime but misery but Ann Hui shows none of that. What she shows is that people in Tin Shui Wai are after all ordinary people who experience life as it happens.

     

  • ' 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.

  • ' 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.

     

     

  • ' 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.

  • ' Waltz with Bashir '
    — Ari Folman

    Ari Folman was a soldier, and the animated Waltz with Bashir is a confessional account of his experience as a young soldier during the 1982 Israeli-Lebanese war. Structured like a conventional documentary, with Folman visiting old army friends and piecing together what they saw and remember, he gradually fits together a puzzle with the massacre at the center and his witnesses in concentric rinds at various distances. This is a brilliant piece showing the psychic damage of war.

     

     

  • ' Hana '
    — Hirokazu Koreeda

    This is not a samurai film featuring flashing swords or bodies leaping over walls. In Edo in 1702, the young samuari Soza, who can hardly handle a sword, comes to a small village to avenge for his late father. When he finally crosses paths with his father’s attacker, now a family man living with a widow and her child, he questions the Samurai code of honor and the ethics of revenge… combining philosophical thoughts and earthy humour, Hana also stuns with brilliant cinematography and flawless sets and costumes.

     

  • ' 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.

     

  • ' The Science of Sleep '
    — Michel Gondry

    French filmmaker Michel Gondry proves that his eccentric imagination remains intact even without Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) as a collaborator. This is a love story involving Stephane and Stephanie, both aspiring artists working at menial jobs. Whimsical and irrepressibly inventive, the film is dominated by its extraordinary dream sequels expressed in stop-motion animations that echo Terry Gilliam. Call it weird, but you can’t help loving it.

     

     

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