After Life(bc X HKREP)
What is memory? What does it mean to us?

After death, one must stop briefly at a transit station en route to Heaven. Everyone must select a precious memory that the guides help revive. Looking back, some are filled with regret, others rack their brains, while several recall their loved ones. How should we collect fragments of the past and retracing the path of life?

Kore-eda Hirokazu looks into the serious topic of death with a gentle and humorous touch. In 2021, award-winning UK playwright Jack Thorne adapted the renowned movie for the stage, produced by London’s National Theatre. This July, Assistant Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre (HKREP) Fong Chun Kit, as director of the play, will collaborate with translator Kwok Wing Hong, wielding their stage magic, going through life and death with the audience as they revisit a treasure trove of memories identifying what is truly important.

Broadway Cinematheque will partner with HKREP on co-presenting the screenings followed by post-screening talks. Fong Chun Kit will engage in dialogues with Ho Cheuk Tin (film director) and Kearen Pang (film and theatre director, playwright and actress) on 23/6 and 29/6 respectively, capturing the beautiful moments that shrine through in both theatre and movie. Talks conducted in Cantonese.
Kore-eda Hirokazu
Arata, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima
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Run Time
119 minutes
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