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  • November 24, 2015
    Martin Scorsese’s Film School – Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters


    1985/Color/120mins/In Japanese with English subtitles

    Director: Paul Schrader

    Cast: Ken Ogata


    Paul Schrader’s visually stunning, collagelike portrait of acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima (played by Ken Ogata) investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted an impossible harmony between self, art, and society. Taking place on Mishima’s last day, when he famously committed public seppuku, the film is punctuated by extended flashbacks to the writer’s life as well as by gloriously stylized evocations of his fictional works. With its rich cinematography by John Bailey, exquisite sets and costumes by Eiko Ishioka, and unforgettable, highly influential score by Philip Glass, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is a tribute to its subject and a bold, investigative work of art in its own right.(from Criterion Collection)


    Date: Nov 24 (Tue)
    Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
    Speaker: Yim Sheung-man Sean

  • October 29, 2015
    Young Talk – Once in a Life Time

    Once in a Life Time (1995)


    Once in a Life Time


    Director: Wellson Chin Sing Wai
    Cast: Sean Lau, Vivian Chen

    Date: Oct 29 (Thu)
    Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque

  • October 27, 2015
    Martin Scorsese’s Film School – Nashville



    1975/Coloe/160mins/In English with English subtitles

    Director: Robert Altman

    Cast: Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Karen Black


    This cornerstone of 1970s American moviemaking from Robert Altman is a panoramic view of the country’s political and cultural landscapes, set in the nation’s music capital. Nashville weaves the stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress—into a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and musical. Many members of the astonishing cast wrote their own songs and performed them live on location, which lends another layer to the film’s quirky authenticity. Altman’s ability to get to the heart of American life via its eccentric byways was never put to better use than in this grand, rollicking triumph, which barrels forward to an unforgettable conclusion.


    Date: Oct 27 (Tue)
    Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
    Speaker: Born Law, Mr. Kelvin Lui

bc Archive

  • ' Exam '
    — 史都華海澤丁

    Sequestered in a room, eight candidates are asked to complete the final test for a mysterious job. In Reservoir Dogs like fashion, each is given a nickname according to skin/haircolour. Hazeldine uses his characters to explore how people turn against each other in pressurized environments. Razor sharp editing of the events that unfold in a slick, pristine exam room bathed in ever-changing colours, Hazeldine’s debut is intriguing and nerve-wrecking. The Apprentice? That’s so Disneyland.


  • ' Hear Me '
    — Fen-Fen Cheng

     Tian Kuo goes from place to place delivering rice sets to hungry customers. His daily routine is never the same again the day he falls for Yang Yang, whose sister is practising swimming for Deaflympics. Tian Kuo cannot talk to Yang Yang, but feelings can be expressed and felt through many other ways. Cheng Fen-fen’s sincere portrayal of an unusual puppy love is sure to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.



  • ' Secret in Their Eyes '
    — Juan José Campanella

    Secret in Their Eyes uses a long-forgotten crime as a springboard for ruminations on love and memory, on the nature of time and the value of life. The retired detective Darín decides to write a novel about one case that has haunted him for years. As he revisits the case, he also uncovers old wounds and old love. This complex exploration of guilt and revenge is supported by a superb cast and precise film language, from production design to cinematography to the score.




  • ' At the End of Daybreak '
    — Yuhang Ho

    Twenty three year old Tuck Chai drifts along in life, spending his days helping out in his mother’s shop and nights riding his motorcycle and shooting pool with friends. Nothing excites him much except for Ying, a wealthy teenager Tuck is secretly dating. When their relationship is discovered, lives of the two families are thrown into turmoil. Inspired by a tabloid crime story, At the End of Daybreak is a tale of class divides, tragic love and the loss of innocence. Wai Ying-hung shows great emotional depth as the well-meaning yet inadequate whiskey-loving single mother.


  • ' Departures '
    — Yasujirō Ozu

    In this 2009 Oscar winner of Best Foreign Film, an unemployed cello player Daigo finds a new life purpose in the encoffinment business – preparing bodies for cremation. It is considered unclean and low vocation, to the degree that Daigo tries to hide it from his wife. Eventually, he understands the deeper meaning of the rituals: performed with delicacy and precision, they help the bereaved to find peace. At the end of the day, death affects the living more than the dead.


  • ' 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.

  • ' 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.


  • ' 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?



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