Golden Scene and Hong Kong Arts Centre proudly present "Golden Scene Selection", showcasing the cherry-picked selections from around the world and bringing outstanding films to the audience at Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema.
13/7 (Tue) 8pm Threads - Our Tapestry of Love
14/7 (Wed) 8pm We Made a Beautiful Bouquet
15/7 (Thu) 8pm Collective
16/7 (Fri) 8pm Rifkin’s Festival
17/7 (Sat) 8pm Collective
Threads - Our Tapestry of Love
Director: Takahisa Zeze
Cast: Masaki Suda, Nana Komatsu
Japan | 2020 | 130’ | In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour
13/7 (Tue) 8pm
This is a love story inspired by the song “Threads” by Miyuki Nakajima.
Nakajima’s song is about the miracle of meeting a loved one and the ties of love that bind them. The song, which imagines these ties as threads woven through life, was released in 1998 as a dedication at her friends’ wedding. Ever since, this song has been loved by millions and been covered by over 120 artists in Japan.
In 2019, the Heisei period has come to a close after 31 years. A boy and a girl, who were born in the 1st year of Heisei, meet each other in childhood, eventually fall in love, but become separated along life’s path. They live in totally different circumstances, but continue to keep each other in their thoughts.
Though life brings them together from time to time, it is difficult for them to re-establish their ties. Even so, they don’t forget to live their lives to the fullest and love those around them with everything they can. This film tells the story of thirty years in the lives of two people connected by a thread of destiny, and is sure to awaken in those who view it a new appreciation for meeting people.
We Made a Beautiful Bouquet
Director: Doi Nobuhiro
Cast: Masaki Suda, Kasumi Arimura, Joe Odagiri, Kaya Kiyohara
Japan | 2021 | 124’ | In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour
14/7 (Wed) 8pm
Missing the last train of the day on Tokyo’s Keio Line at Meidaimae Station, college student Mugi Yamane (Masaki Suda) encounters Kinu Hachiya (Kasumi Arimura). Finding they have near identical tastes in music and movies, the couple quickly hit it off and embark on a romance that has them move in together when they graduate from college. They work temp jobs as they interview for full-time employment. They pick up a stray cat. Even as the iconic Shibuya Parco store closes and the mainstay TV show, SMAP×SMAP, airs its last show, Mugi and Kinu seek a status quo. They are inseparable and spend “the best 5 years ever!” hoping they’ll always be together. The many seasons they spend together will rekindle your memories of a halcyon time when the world was full of love.
Director: Alexander Nanau
Romania, Luxembourg | 2019 | 109’ | In Romanian and English with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour
15/7 (Thu) 8pm
17/7 (Sat) 8pm
In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Elena Anaya, Louis Garrel, Gina Gershon, Sergi López, Wallace Shawn, Christoph Waltz
Spain, USA, Italy | 2020 | 92’ | In English and Spanish with Chinese subtitles | DCP | Colour
16/7 (Fri) 8pm
Cinema devotee Mort Rifkin (Wallace Shawn) accompanies his publicist wife Sue (Gina Gershon) to the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain, worried that her fascination with her young film director client, Philippe (Louis Garrel), might be more than professional. In addition, Mort hopes the change of scenery will provide a respite from his struggle to write a first novel that lives up to his impossibly exacting standards.
Turned off by the lavish praise showered on Philippe’s film, which he considers banal, Mort becomes preoccupied with the cinema classics he once taught as a professor, by masters like Bergman, Fellini, Godard, Truffaut, and Buñuel. Mort’s relentlessly dismissive opinions of Philippe, Sue’s current focus as a professional and someone she greatly admires, strains their already frayed relationship.
Mort’s mood lightens when he meets Dr. Jo Rojas (Elena Anaya), a kindred spirit whose marriage to tempestuous painter Paco (Sergi López) is also causing her pain. While Mort’s personal tastes have sometimes pushed people away, Jo’s intellect and shared sensibility draw them closer together.
While Sue spends her days with Philippe, Mort’s relationship with Jo deepens and he rekindles his love for classic films. Reflecting on the events of his life through the prism of those great movies, Mort finds renewed hope for his future.
Ticket price: $80 / 64*
*20% discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
*20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.
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