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  • September 28, 2017
    Young talk – Belle of Penang

     

    Date: Sep 28 (Thu)
    Time: 7:00pm
    Venue: 1/F Broadway Cinematheque
    Speakers: Wong Chi-Wah, Shu Kei

  • September 26, 2017
    Martin Scorsese’s Film School Talk – Germany Year Zero

    Time: 2017.09.26. (Tue) 7:00pm-10:00pm 
    Venue: Broadway Cinematheque 1/F 
    Guest: David Chan

    Germany Year Zero

    Director: Roberto Rossellini
    Writers: Roberto Rossellini、Carlo Lizzani、Max Colpet、Sergio Amidei
    Cinematographer: Robert Jullard
    Starring: Edmund Meschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze

    1947/ B&W/ 78 mins/Italian in English Subtitles

    The third panel of Rossellini’s war triptych (following Rome, Open City and Paisan) was, according to the director, “an attempt to discover the real reasons which had driven the Germans to act as they had done.” The film is cast in the likeness of its young central character, Edmund, and the devastated city in which he lives. Rossellini conceived the film around the final scenes of Edmund wandering in the ruins. This long final sequence marks the end of a narrative trajectory that begins in the mode of documentary reportage but becomes ever more hallucinatory, charting a journey through a strange, devastated landscape.

  • August 31, 2017
    Young talk – Too Late For Divorce

     

    Date: Aug 31 (Thu)

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

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  • ' LE SAMOURAI '
    — Jean-Pierre Melville

    Under Melville’s superb direction – many considered this to be his perfect film – Delon plays Jef Costello, a solitary hit-man who lives by his own rules. After killing a nightclub owner, he is pursued by the police as their prime suspect. While Costello manages to provide sufficient alibi to get himself released on a custody, the police are still keeping a close eye on him and his employers have decided to have him killed. With minimum dialogue and facial expression, Delon’s Costello is implacable and emotionless; he is clearly a villain and yet he conveys moral superiority. He is both chilling and sympathetic.

     

     

  • ' 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.

     

  • ' 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.

     

     

  • ' Oasis '
    — Lee Chang-dong

    Oasis was the second collaboration (the first being Peppermint Candy) of Lee Chang-dong, Sol Kyung-gu and Moon So-ri. This is a wildly unconventional love story between an ex-con and a woman suffering cerebral palsy. Both marginalized by society, they find acceptance in each other. Moon So-ri received the prestigious Marcello Mastroianni Award for best young actor at the 2002 Venice International Film Festival for her astonishing portrayal of the painfully contorted, grimacing Gong-ju whose perfectly normal emotions and desires are not dampened by her crippling affliction.

     

  • ' Soundless Wind Chime '
    — Kit Hung

    Nominated for the 2009 Berlin Film Festival Teddy Award, Soundless Wind Chime chronicles the story between Ricky, a Chinese, and Pascal, a Swiss. Like any other couple they struggle though good times and rough patches. Years after the relationship ended, Ricky goes to Switzerland and encounters Ueli who looks just like Pascal. As this new relationship grows, we also learn about what really happened to Pascal and Ricky….

     

  • ' Nobody Knows '
    — Hirokazu Koreeda

    In a quiet and dreamlike fashion, Koreede depicts a year in life of four young children who are abandoned by their mother and unknown to the world. The film is a fiction inspired by a real-life case of child abandonement that scanalised Japan in the 1980s. Koreeda crafted the film over the course of nearly a year, which hightens the film’s documentary effect. The four children are portrayed with great sincerity by four non-professional child actors, with Yuya Yagira (playing the eldest son Akira) chosen as the Best Actor at Cannes 2004.

     

  • ' Glamorous Youth '
    — Philip Yung

    Philip Yung’s debut, produced by Ann Hui, centres on Hong, a typical teenager facing all sort of problems a teenager would encounter: a girlfriend that’s never pleased, a father what won’t stop drinking and a mother that won’t stop watching TV. Frustrated with life, Hong seeks consolation in a mainland prostitute. Question is: does that solve his problems? Using largely improvised dialogues, Glamorous Youth exudes a refreshing degree of honesty as it explores issues of school, relationships and family in a way that teenagers can recognise and relate to.

     

     

  • ' A Summer’s Tale '
    — Éric Rohmer

    The third film in Rohmer’s Tale of Four Seasons cycle covers a few summer weeks in Gaspard’s life and his encounters with three women: Margot who isn’t interested in more than a friendship, Solene who wants an exclusive relationship, and Lena whose ambiguous romantic attitude keeps him in a state of constant consternation. In a non-patronising way, Rohmer throws four people into a mixing pot and explores what happens when that traditional happy ending is not mandated.

     

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