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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

  • ' Blindness '
    — Fernando Ferreira Meirelles

    Fernando Meirelle takes Jose Saramgo’s post-apocalyptic novel and presents his dark and intellectually challenging interpretation in Blindness. A mysterious infectious disease makes people go blind. To contain the epidemic, a concentration camp is set up and all the blind people are dumped into it. Julianna Moore plays the wife of an ophthalmologist who fakes blindness and follows her husband to the concentration camp, where she witnesses how in times of chaos, society can ditch civilization and returns to rule #1: survival of the fittest.

     

  • ' 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.

     

  • ' 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.

     

  • ' 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.

     

     

  • ' 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.

     

  • ' Water Drops on the Burning Rocks '
    — François Ozon

    Adapted from a play written by German auteur Fassbinder when he was 19 years old Ozon has kept to a theatrical structure, dividing the film into four acts. Two men and two women enter the claustrophobic apartment where all the action takes place, but the only way one of them will be able to leave is feet first. Ozon uses constraints of a single set as an opportunity for dexterous camera work. The décor is amazingly evocative down to the smallest detail. But the impromptu dance ensemble in the last act is definitely the highlight of this nasty, provocative comedy.

     

  • ' Synecdoche New York '
    — Charlie Kaufman

     Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener play a pair of married artists, living in Schenectady, NY. She is a visual artist, and he is a director. The marriage is coming apart. She sometimes wishes he would die. In fact, he might be dying. He has a succession of alarming symptoms. He is working on a novelty production of “Death of a Salesman”. This is not a film about the theater, although a theater director is an ideal character for representing the role Kaufman thinks we all play. In its strange, comic and ultimately Kaufmanesque way, Synecdoche New York deals with the biggest terrors and issues of life: loneliness, sickness, futility, death.

     

     

  • ' Swallowtail Butterfly '
    — Shunji Iwai

    This is the story of Yentown, a Tokyo ghetto inhabited by immigrants from all over Asia. The story revolves around a group of poverty-stricken immigrants, to whom a sudden twist of fate gives the opportunity to literally make money and thus realize their dreams. Shot with handheld camera, tinted with laughter, violence, sadness and imagination, Swallowtail Butterfly is impossible to be pinned down to a single genre. Juxtaposing the music of Frank Sinatra and Yentown Band is only of the many eccentricities found in the film.

     

  • ' Barbarian Invasion '
    — Denys Arcand

     A sequel to Denys Arcand’s relationships comedy, The Decline Of The American Empire, Barbarian Invasion tells the story of a Montreal history professor Remy whose body has been invaded by a fatal illness, and of the weeks and days leading up to his death. At centre stage is Remy’s relationship with Sebastien, his estranged son and his temperamental opposite. This is a film that sheds the spotlight on its characters than its plot; the deftly created, charismatic characters easily lead you into a world where universal themes of sex, ageing, family and faith are explored seriously and wittily.

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