Oct 2017 > Young talk – Oriole’s Song

26 Oct 2017

Young talk – Oriole’s Song

Date 2017.10.26 (Thu)

Time 7:00 pm

Venue 1/F Broadway Cinematheque

Host

Speakers Shu Kei, Daniel Chan

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Oct 2017 > Martin Scorsese’s Film School Talk – Paisan

31 Oct 2017

Martin Scorsese’s Film School Talk – Paisan

Date 2017.10.31 (Tue)

Time 1900 - 2200

Venue Broadway Cinematheque 1/F

Host Didi Wu

Speakers Daniel Chan

1946/ B&W/ 134 mins/English and Italian in English Subtitles
The middle film in Rossellini’s famous “war trilogy” – between Open City and Germany Year Zero – Paisà is a series of sequences from the lives of everyday Italians, both civilians and antifascist partisans, during the fight for the liberation of Italy by the Allied armies in 1943 and 1944. Starting in the south and moving north, the episodes follow the armies as they traverse the different regions – depicting tales of everyday heroism, a kind of neorealist “history from below.” Framed by a map of Italy whose pieces are illuminated one by one, the stories express a hope that fascism’s authoritarian hierarchies would be replaced with a pluralist Italy which acknowledged and celebrated regional differences.

Nov 2017 > Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2017 Post-screening Sharing

07 Nov 2017

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2017 Post-screening Sharing

Date 2017.11.7 (Tue)

Time 9:30pm-10:30pm

Venue 1/F Broadway Cinematheque

Host Steve Chung

Speakers Jung Yoon-suk

They rebel in order to resist. Singing “hail to Kim Jong-un”, organising band shows in abandoned university buildings and performing 100 songs in 10 minutes, Bamseom Pirates probably is the most controversial punk band in Korea. Listen to their tunes closely, and look into Korean politics with director Jung Yoon-suk and scholar Steve Chung who specialises in the field of Korean popular culture, you will realise that Bamseom Pirates is not just some young people who rebel without a cause.

Nov 2017 > HKAFF 2017: Mapping Japanese New Wave Cinema via the Lens of Suzuki Seijun

12 Nov 2017

HKAFF 2017: Mapping Japanese New Wave Cinema via the Lens of Suzuki Seijun

Date 2017.11.12 (Sun)

Time 4:00pm-5:00pm

Venue 油麻地百老匯電影中心一樓

Host

Speakers Shu Ming

Suzuki Seijun, avant-garde filmmaker and one of the important figures of Japanese New Wave, passed away in February this year. His works often feature spontaneous actions, surreal styles, jarring colours, odd angles and progressive ideas, forming a unique Seijun aesthetics”. Strong in his personal style and oblivious of audience’s reactions, he faced termination of contract which led to removal of his films from distribution. Though unfortunate, the incident certainly makes his life story even more legendary. What loss did his death mean to the Japanese film industry? Let us commemorate our Director in Focus with screenings and a talk.

Nov 2017 > HKAFF 2017 Chinese Animation Pre-screening Tour & free screening of Lady Iron Fan

15 Nov 2017

HKAFF 2017 Chinese Animation Pre-screening Tour & free screening of Lady Iron Fan

Date 2017.11.15 (Wed)

Time 7:30pm

Venue 1/F Broadway Cinematheque

Host

Speakers

Lady Iron Fan

In 1941 in the midst of WWII, the Wan Brothers, the pioneers of Chinese animation, completed Asia’s first – and the world’s third – feature-length animated film. Based on a chapter of Journey to the West, Princess Iron Fan was a big hit at the time, its popularity extending even to Japan. The film greatly influenced the development of Chinese animation, including the Wans’ later Havoc in Heaven. Drawing from Disney and Chinese opera while relying heavily on rotoscoping, the Wans applied slapstick, shape-shifting and topsy-turvy visuals to the Monkey King’s battle of wits with Princess Iron Fan and the Bull King in order to acquire her magical fan to quell the flames of a volcanic mountain range.

Jan 2018 > Darkest Hour Post-screening Sharing

04 Jan 2018

Darkest Hour Post-screening Sharing

Date 2018.1.4 (Thu)

Time 21.35-10.00

Venue Broadway Cinematheque 1/F

Host

Speakers Mr. Simon Xu Hui Shen

Synopsis
During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, DARKEST HOUR is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.

Jan 2018 > 120 Beats Per Minute Post Screening Sharing

06 Jan 2018

120 Beats Per Minute Post Screening Sharing

Date 2018.1.6 (Sat)

Time 16.30-17.30

Venue Broadway Cinematheque 1/F

Host

Speakers Dr. Jason Ho, Jim Hoe, Derek Chung

Jan 2018 > YOUNG TALK – Forsaken Woman

25 Jan 2018

YOUNG TALK – Forsaken Woman

Date 2018.1.25 (Thu)

Time 19.00-22.00

Venue Broadway Cinematheque 1/F

Host

Speakers Shu Kei

Forsaken Woman《程大嫂》

導演:李鐵

編劇:李鐵

主演:芳艷芬、張瑛、黃千歲

1954/ 黑白/ 135 分鐘/ 黑白/ 粵語

《程大嫂》由植利影業公司於1954年出品,故事取材於魯迅小說《祝福》,並以越劇《祥林嫂》為藍本。《程大嫂》刻劃封建社會家庭對女性的壓迫,芳艷芬由少女角色演到中年、老年,一生坎坷,被賣、被姦、被白眼、被囚……盡顯 演技。此片為芳艷芬自組的公司出品,無論攝影、美術、撰曲、音樂都是上盛之作 。

 

Jan 2018 > Martin Scorsese’s Film School: Stromboli

30 Jan 2018

Martin Scorsese’s Film School: Stromboli

Date 2018.1.30 (Tue)

Time 19.00-22.00

Venue Broadway Cinematheque 1/F

Host

Speakers Daniel Chan & David Chan

Stromboli

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Screenplay: Roberto Rossellini、Sergio Amidei、Gian Paolo Callegari、Art Cohn、Renzo Cesana

Cinematographer: Otello Martelli

Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale

1950/ B&W/ 107’/ Italian/ English Subtitles

 

After Ingrid Bergman expressed her fondness of Rossellini’s Rome, Open City, the couple-to-be soon kicked their first ever collaboration – Stromboli. Living in an Italian refugee camp after World War II, the Nordic Karen from Lithuania meets Antonio, a recently released Italian POW. After the denial of a visa to her dreamland – Argentina, Karen marries Antonio and they soon sail off to his home village, Stromboli. The village is not only a fishing community on a remote island but is also at the foot of an active volcano. With the difficulty of speaking the local dialect and understanding the cultural discrepancy, most local villagers treat Karen merely as an exotic foreigner and a loose woman. In the final scene, she sets off across the volcanic mountains to seek her freedom and a better future. Here, one cannot help but feel that Rossellini has achieved a fusion of melodramatic touch on women and the neo-realist style that powerfully and vividly captures the geographical details.

 

Feb 2018 > Young Talk: Crossroad

22 Feb 2018

Young Talk: Crossroad

Date 2018.2.22 (Thu)

Time 19.00-22.00

Venue Broadway Cinematheque 1/F

Host

Speakers Daniel Chan