Golden Scene Selection - July

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2019.07.27 - 2019.07.28
Price: Standard ticket: $75. Tickets are now available at  
"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
27/7 (Sat)  2:15pm   A Taxi Driver*
27/7 (Sat)  7:15pm   Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
28/7 (Sun) 2:15pm  No
28/7 (Sun) 4:45pm  Neruda
28/7 (Sun) 8:15pm  1987: When The Day Comes

*With after-screening discussion (conducted in Cantonese) 



A Taxi Driver
Director: Jang Hoon
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hai-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol
South Korea | 2017 | 137’ | In Korean and English with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
27/7 (Sat) 2:15pm*

*Steve Chung (Assistant Lecturer of Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) will attend the after-screening talk (conducted in Cantonese). 

May 1980. A Seoul taxi driver named Man-seob (SONG Kang-ho) comes across an offer too good to be true. If he drives a foreign passenger from Seoul down to Gwangju and back again before the curfew, he'll be paid the unthinkable sum of 100,000 won – enough to cover several months of unpaid rent. Without stopping to ask the details, he picks up the German reporter Peter (Thomas Kretschmann) and sets off along the highway.

Although stopped by police roadblocks at the edge of Gwangju, Man-seob is desperate to earn his taxi fare, and eventually manages to find a way into the city. There they encounter students and ordinary citizens taking part in large-scale demonstrations against the government. Man-seob, alarmed by the danger in the air, pleads with Peter to go quickly back to Seoul. But Peter ignores him, and with the help of a university student Jae-sik (RYU Jun-yeol) and a Gwangju taxi driver named HWANG (YOO Hai-jin), begins shooting with his news camera. As time passes the situation grows more and more serious, and Man-seob keeps thinking of his young daughter at home all alone.



Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Director: Justin Chadwick
Cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris
United Kingdom, South Africa | 2013 | 146’ | In English, Afrikaans and Xhosa with Chinese and English (in parts) subtitles | DCP | Colour 
27/7 (Sat) 7:15pm 
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM spans Mandela’s extraordinary life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa.  It is the thrilling story of an ordinary man who rose to the challenge of his times and triumphed - an intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon.


Director: Pablo Larraín
Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro
Chile, USA, Mexico | 2012 | 117’ | In Spanish with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
28/7 (Sun) 2:15pm 
In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.


Director: Pablo Larraín
Cast: Luis Gnecco, Gael Garcia Bernal, Mercedes Moran, Alfredo Castro
Chile, Argentina | 2016 | 107’ | In Spanish and French with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
28/7 (Sun) 4:45pm 
It's 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betrayal and is swiftly impeached by President Videla. Police Prefect Óscar Peluchonneau is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife Delia del Carril, but they are forced into hiding. In the struggle with his nemesis Peluchonneau, Neruda sees an opportunity to reinvent himself. He plays with the Prefect, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse more dangerous, more intimate. In this story of persecution, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.




1987: When The Day Comes
Director: Jang Joon-hwan
Cast: Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Yoo Hai-jin, Kim Tae-ri
South Korea | 2017 | 129’ | In Korean with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
28/7 (Sun) 8:15pm 
In January 1987, a 22-year-old college student dies during a police interrogation. Under the orders of Director Park (KIM Yoon-seok), the police request the body to be cremated in order to destroy evidence. Public Prosecutor Choi (HA Jung-woo), who was on duty on the day of the incident, denies the request and calls for an autopsy. The police maintain the lie that the death was a simple accident, resulting from shock. The autopsy results, however, point to torture as the cause of death. Yoon (LEE Hee-jun), a journalist following the case, reports that the death was a result of asphyxiation during torture. Director Park attempts to conceal the truth by ending the case, arresting two detectives including inspector Cho (PARK Hee-soon). While in prison, inspector Cho reveals the truth to prison guard Han Byung-yong (YOO Hai-jin), who embarks on a dangerous mission to relay the information to an opposition politician through his niece, Yeon-hee (KIM Tae-ri).



Tickets are now available at  
Ticket price: $75 / 60*
*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 e-ticket at the venue.
Ticketing enquiry: 2819 8274 | (Office hour: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm) 
Programme enquiry: 2582 0248 
Co-Presenters: Hong Kong Arts Centre, Golden Scene Company Limited

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