Golden Scene Selection - Japanese Film Week

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre  
Date: 2021.06.07 - 2021.06.11
Time: 8pm 
Price: Standard ticket: $80. Tickets will be available at PUTYOURSELF.in. 
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. 
 
Golden Scene Selection - Japanese Film Week
Screening Schedule
7/6 (Mon) 8pm       A Beloved Wife
8/6 (Tue) 8pm        We Made A Beautiful Bouquet (Preview)
9/6 (Wed) 8pm       Threads - Our Tapestry Of Love (Preview)
10/6 (Thu) 8pm      Wife of a Spy 
11/6 (Fri) 8pm        Threads - Our Tapestry Of Love (Preview)
 
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A Beloved Wife
Director: Shin Adachi
Cast: Gaku Hamada, Asami Mizukawa, Chise Niitsu
Japan | 2020 | 117’ | In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
7/6 (Mon) 8pm 
 
An unpopular screenwriter, Gota, and his wife, Chika, have been married for ten years with a daughter between them. Gota earns a paltry $5,000 a year and is a pathetically poor family breadwinner. As such, he is constantly being berated and belittled by Chika. He yearns to restore a normal sex with his wife, but she rebuffs him and forces him to suffer in frustrated silence. And then a big opportunity arrives to turn things around. One of the plots he has been developing based on an actual news story gets noticed, and a request comes in for him to parlay it into a screenplay. But with no guarantee that anything will come of it, Gota hasn’t the funds nor a driver’s license to get him to locations requiring story research and development. So he persuades Chika to drive the family out into the countryside on ostensibly a working vacation for three. But when they arrive at their destination, they all learn that the story is already being made into a film by somebody else. The family, having instantly lost the purpose for the trip, reluctantly continue their four-night, five-day excursion confined to inflicting misery upon each other. But can this shock family therapy bring newfound happiness to the family? 

 

We Made A Beautiful Bouquet (Preview)
Director: Doi Nobuhiro
Cast: Masaki Suda, Kasumi Arimura, Joe Odagiri, Kaya Kiyohara
Japan | 2021 | 124’ | In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
8/6 (Tue) 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.   

 

Threads - Our Tapestry of Love (Preview)
Director: Takahisa Zeze
Cast: Masaki Suda, Nana Komatsu
Japan | 2020 | 130' | In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
9/6 (Wed) 8pm
11/6 (Fri) 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.

 

 

Wife of a Spy
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Cast: Yu Aoi, Issey Takahashi
Japan | 2020 | 116’ | In Japanese and English with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
10/6 (Thu) 8pm
 
On the eve of the Pacific War. Their fates forever changed. The year is 1940 in Kobe, the night before the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant, Yusaku Fukuhara (Issey Takahashi), senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. He leaves his wife Satoko (Yu Aoi) behind and travels to Manchuria with his nephew, Fumio Takeshita (Ryota Bando). There, Yusaku coincidentally witnesses a barbarous act and is determined to bring it to light. He leaps into action. Meanwhile, Satoko is called on by her childhood friend and military policeman, Taiji Tsumori (Masahiro Higashide). He tells Satoko that a woman who her husband brought back from Manchuria has died. Satoko is torn by jealousy and confronts Yusaku. But when she discovers Yusaku’s true intentions, she does the unthinkable to ensure his safety and their happiness. Set in a turbulent war-torn time, what destiny could possibly await Satoko and Yusaku?
 
 
Tickets are now available at PUTYOURSELF.in
 
 
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. 
 
.Free seating
.No smoking, eating and drinking. Unauthorised photo-taking, audio and/or video recording is strictly forbidden

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
 
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: look@putyourself.in (Office hour: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm)
Programme enquiry: 2582 0248  
 
Co-presenters: Hong Kong Arts Centre & Golden Scene Company Limited

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