Golden Scene Selection - June

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2020.06.23 - 2020.06.29
Price: Standard ticket: $80. Tickets are now available at PUTYOURSELF.in.  
"Golden Scene Selection", proudly presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) and Golden Scene Company Limited, will bring the audience a series of cherry-picked selections from around the world at the HKAC.
 
 
Screening Schedule
23/6 (Tue) 8pm        Radioactive (Preview)
24/6 (Wed) 8pm       Beyond The Dream (Preview)*
25/6 (Thu) 8pm        A Family Tour*
26/6 (Fri) 8pm          After the Wedding
27/6 (Sat) 3pm         Suk Suk*
27/6 (Sat) 7pm         Light of My Life (Preview)
28/6 (Sun) 2:15pm   Berlin, I Love You
28/6 (Sun) 4:45pm   Light of My Life (Preview)
28/6 (Sun) 8:30pm   My Prince Edward*
29/6 (Mon) 8pm       Still Human
*With after-screening discussion
 
The following measures will be implemented for Golden Scene Selection screenings, to combat the prevailing threat of Novel Coronavirus:
- All audience must wear face masks
- Cinema staff have the right to deny the admission of any person with temperature higher than 37.5°C  

 

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Radioactive (Preview)
Director: Marjane Satrapi
Casts: Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard, Simon Russell Beale
United Kingdom | 2019 | 109’ | In English with Chinese subtitles | DCP | Colour

23/6 (Tue) 8pm 
 
From the 1870s to the modern era, RADIOACTIVE is a journey through Marie Curie’s (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies – her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world. After meeting fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley), the pair go on to marry and change the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity. The genius of the Curies’ world-changing discoveries and the ensuing Nobel Prize propels the devoted couple into the international limelight. From renowned producers, WORKING TITLE (DARKEST HOUR) and Shoebox Films (ATONEMENT), and Academy Award® nominated director, Marjane Satrapi, comes a bold, visionary depiction of the transformative effects and ensuing fallout of the Curie’s work and how this shaped the defining moments of the 20th Century.
 
 
Beyond The Dream (Preview)
Director: Kiwi Chow
Cast: Terrance Lau, Cecilia Choi
Hong Kong | 2019 | 120’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
24/6 (Wed) 8pm  (Preview)*
*Director Kiwi Chow will attend the after-screening talk (conducted in Cantonese). 
 

Lok (Terrance Lau) is a recovering schizophrenic who yearns for love. One day, he encounters the young and beautiful Yan (Cecilia Choi) and quickly falls in love with her. Just when he struggles whether to tell her about his illness, he has a relapse and becomes delusional. Little does he know that she’s a psychological counselor who has a hidden agenda. The pair develops a relationship that is beyond their wildest dreams. 

 

A Family Tour
Director: Ying Liang
Cast: Gong Zhe, Nai An, Pete Teo
Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia | 2018 |109' | In Mandarin, Cantonese & Taiwanese with Chinese & English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
25/6 (Thu) 8pm*
*Director Ying Liang will attend after-screening discussion (conducted in Putonghua). 
 
"The Mother of One Recluse" was the work of Chinese film director Yang Shu (Gong Zhe) . She made the film five years ago, and in doing so offended the Chinese government. Since then she has been forced to remain in exile in Hong Kong. Her mother (Nai An) who lives in Sichuan has had a relapse of her stomach cancer from years ago, and needs to undergo an operation imminently. She wishes to see her daughter and grandson, having only known the latter via internet chat. Therefore, Yang Shu takes the opportunity of a film festival event to go with her husband (Pete Teo) and son (Tham Xin Yue) to Taiwan to meet her mother, whom they have arranged to meet when the latter is there on a mainland company leisure tour. To ensure this family reunion can take place under the strict control of regulated schedule by the Chinese tour company, the young family checks in to the same hotel, and follows the tour group to the various scenic spots they visit.

 

After the Wedding
Director: Bart Freundlich
Casts: Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Billy Crudup
USA | 2019 | 112’ | In English with Chinese subtitles | DCP | Colour
 
26/6 (Fri) 8pm 

As if driven by an inescapable force, Isabel (Michelle Williams) has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a Calcutta slum. With funds running dry, a potential donor, who requires she travel from India to New York, to deliver a presentation in-person, contacts Isabel. At first, balking at the demand of an uncommitted philanthropist, she relents, and travels to a city she deliberately hasn't returned to in over two decades.

Once in New York, Isabel lands uncomfortably in the sites of the orphanage's possible benefactor, Theresa Young (Julianne Moore), a multi-millionaire media mogul. From the glittering skyscraper where she runs her successful business to the glorious Oyster Bay estate, where she lives happily with her artist husband, Oscar Carlson (Billy Crudup), 21-year-old daughter, Grace (Abby Quinn), and eight-year-old twins, Theo and Otto, Theresa's life couldn't appear to be more perfect. But appearances are only skin deep, and Isabel and Theresa have more in common than meets the eye.

While Isabel thinks she'll soon be returning to her beloved orphanage, Theresa has other plans. She insists Isabel attend Grace's wedding at the family's estate. The joyful event becomes a catalyst for a revelation that upends the lives of both women and the people who love them most.

With the same quiet depth and intensity found in Ordinary People and Terms of Endearment, After the Wedding celebrates the complex, transformative power of the most primal of human connections, as well as the ever-expanding definition of what makes a family.

Based on the Academy Award-nominated film by Susanne Bier, After the Wedding.

 

Suk Suk
Director: Ray Yeung
Cast: Tai Bo, Ben Yuen, Patra Au, Lo Chun-Yip
Hong Kong | 2019 | 92’ | In Cantonese with English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
27/6 (Sat) 3pm*
*Director Ray Yeung will attend the after-screening talk (conducted in Cantonese).
 
SUK SUK presents the story of two closeted married men in their twilight years. 
 
One day PAK, 70, a taxi driver who refuses to retire, meets HOI, 65, a retired single father, in a park. Despite years of societal and personal pressure, they are proud of the families they have created through hard work and determination. Yet in that brief initial encounter, something is unleashed in them which had been suppressed for so many years. As both men recount and recall their personal histories, they also contemplate a possible future together. 
 
SUK SUK studies the subtle day-to-day moments of two men as they struggle between conventional expectations and personal desires.

 

 

Light of My Life (Preview)
Director: Casey Affleck 
Casts: Anna Pniowsky, Casey Affleck, Tom Bower, and Elisabeth Moss
USA | 2019 | 119’ | In English with Chinese subtitles | DCP | Colour
 
27/6 (Sat) 7pm
28/6 (Sun) 4:45pm 
 

A parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped  out half the world’s population. As the father struggles to protect his child, their bond — and the  character of humanity – is tested.  

 
 
Berlin, I Love You
Directors: Dianna Agron, Peter Chelsom, Claus Clausen, Fernando Eimbcke, Justin Franklin, Dennis Gansel, Dani Levy, Daniel Lwowski, Stephanie Martin, Josef Rusnak, Til Schweiger, Massy Tadjedin, Gabriela Tscherniak
Casts: Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, Diego Luna, Charlotte Le Bon
Germany | 2019 | 119’ | English, German (In Parts), Arabic (In Parts) with Chinese, English (In Parts) and German (In Parts) subtitles | DCP | Colour
 
28/6 (Sun) 2:15pm 
 
BERLIN, I LOVE YOU is the sequel of the successful prequels Paris Je t’aime and New York I Love You. A kaleidoscope of stories about love, tolerance, acceptance and redemption - and of course about Berlin, the hippest city on the planet. Every single segment has its own perspective and its own personal style, woven into the rhythm of this unique city. Like in the prequels we worked with 11 internationally acclaimed directors and 20 Top Hollywood A list actors.

 

My Prince Edward
Director: Norris Wong
Cast: Stephy Tang, Chu Pak Hong, Paw Hee Ching, Jin Kaiji, Eman Lam, Hui So Ying, Kaki Sham
Hong Kong | 2019 | 91’ | In Cantonese and Putonghua (in parts) with Chinese and English subtitles, supports Cantonese Audio Description | DCP | Colour 
  
28/6 (Sun) 8:30pm*
*Director Norris Wong will attend the after-screening talk (conducted in Cantonese). 
“My Prince Edward” supports Cantonese Audio Description, for details, please call 25820248 for further information.
 

My Prince Edward is set in Prince Edward district’s Golden Plaza, a shopping mall in Hong Kong best known for bridal shops and cheap wedding supplies. Fong (Stephy Tang) is a clerk at one such bridal shop. She has been with Edward (Chu Pak Hong), the owner of a wedding photography shop in the same mall, for seven years. Everyone sees Edward as Fong’s Prince Charming, destined to head to the altar. The problem is that Fong must first sort out the sham marriage that she was paid to take part in years ago before she can get married for real.

  

 
Still Human 
Director: Oliver Chan Siu-kuen
Cast: Anthony Wong, Crisel Consunji, Sam Lee, Cecilia Yip, Himmy Wong
Hong Kong | 2018 | 111' | In Cantonese, Tagalog and English with Chinese and English subtitles, supports Cantonese Audio Description | DCP | Colour 
 
29/6 (Mon) 8pm
“Still Human” supports Cantonese Audio Description, for details, please call 25820248 for further information.
 
A paralyzed and hopeless divorcé, Cheong-wing (Anthony Wong) is in need of a caretaker. He meets his new live-in Filipino domestic helper, Evelyn (Crisel Consunji), who has put her dream on hold to come to Hong Kong to earn a living. Living under the same roof, these two strangers develop an unlikely relationship. As they get to learn more about each other, they also rediscover themselves - Cheong-wing begins to reconnect with his estranged son; Evelyn reignites her dream of being a photographer. Together, they help each other through ups and downs, twists and turns, love and loss and experience the different seasons of life. Just when they think they have lost all hope, little do they know, life still has a lot to offer. 
 

 

Tickets are now available at PUTYOURSELF.in
Audience can also purchase the tickets of “Golden Scene Selection” at The Art Shop 30 minutes before and after the programme starts:
 
The Art Shop
G/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Monday 11:30am - 08:00pm* | Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am - 08:00pm* | Sunday 10:00am - 6:30pm*
*The Art Shop will extend the opening hours to 30 minutes after the programme starts. 
 
 
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.

  

For admission, audience must present the QR code (either in electric or printed version) shown on the PUTYOURSELF.in e-ticket at the venue.
Ticketing enquiry: 2819 8274 | look@putyourself.in (Office hour: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm)
Programme enquiry: 2582 0248 

 

Co-presenters: Hong Kong Arts Centre & Golden Scene Company Limited