Stanley Kwan Film Festival

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2019.06.01 - 2019.06.02
Price: Standard ticket: $75. Tickets are now available at URBTIX.  
Screening Schedule
1/6 (Sat)  2:30pm    Full Moon in New York
1/6 (Sat)  4:30pm    Women
1/6 (Sat)  7:30pm    Love Unto Waste*
2/6 (Sun) 2pm         Rouge
2/6 (Sun) 4pm         Red Rose White Rose1920px-Hong_Kong_film_rating_cat3.svg#
2/6 (Sun) 7:30pm    Center Stage (Director’s cut)*
*With after-screening discussion (conducted in Cantonese).  
 
#Red Rose White Rose is classified as Category III, refunds will be made to ticket holders under 18 years old with the bought ticket from the day of announcement till 7 June 2019 (Friday) at the box office of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
 
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Full Moon in New York
Director: Stanley Kwan
Cast: Siqin Gaowa, Sylvia Chang, Maggie Cheung, Ko I-cheng, Josephine Koo
Hong Kong, USA | 1989 | 89’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | 35mm | Colour
 
1/6 (Sat)  2:30pm
 

Best Feature Film, Best Leading Actress (Maggie Cheung), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Costume Design, Best Original Film Score and Best Sound Effects, Golden Horse Awards 1989.  Sylvia Chang was nominated for Best Leading Actress at the same edition

In this drama, three Chinese women with vastly different backgrounds get acquainted and become friends amid the social desolation of New York. Chao Hong (Siqin Gaowa) is from mainland China, and has co... read more me to marry a Chinese man with American citizenship. Aside from the difficulties of being newly married to a virtual stranger, she suffers from separation from her family and her homeland. Wang Hsiung Ping (Sylvia Chang) was an actress in Taiwan, and has come to New York to be with her American boyfriend. Now she has broken up with him, and is not at all certain what she wants to do. Li Feng-Jiao (Maggie Cheung) is financially secure, as she owns a restaurant in the U.S. and has property in the U.S. and in Hong Kong - but she is too busy to have a romantic life.

 

 

Women
Director: Stanley Kwan
Cast: Chow Yun-fat, Cora Miao, Cherie Chung, Elaine Jin
Hong Kong | 1985 | 91’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour
 
1/6 (Sat)  4:30pm 
 
Nominated for Best Actress (Cora Miao), Golden Horse Awards 1985
Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Chow Yun Fat), Best Actress (Cora Miao), Best Supporting Actress (Elaine Jin), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Film Score and Best Art Direction, Hong Kong Film Awards 1986
 

Women gives an account of Bo-yi's (Cora Miao) unfulfilling marriage with her husband (Chow Yun Fat), aptly capturing a woman's inner struggle when facing divorce. Bo-yi's husband has an affair with a beautiful woman (Cherie Chung), and Bo-yi thus divorces him. She joins the "Happy Spinsters Club", but soon finds out that she doesn't really enjoy single life. While Bo-yi feels confused about what she really wants in her life, her ex-husband asks for a reunion... With its captivating narrative and nuanced depiction of woman's psyche, the film received nine nominations at the 5th Hong Kong Film Awards.

 
 
Love Unto Waste
Director: Stanley Kwan
Cast: Tony Leung, Chow Yun-fat, Irene Wan, Elaine Jin, Tsai Chin
Hong Kong | 1986 | 96’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour
 
1/6 (Sat)  7:30pm*
*Director Stanley Kwan will attend after-screening discussion, with veteran film critic Ka Ming as the moderator (conducted in Cantonese).  
 
Best Supporting Actress (Elaine Jin) and Best Screenplay, Hong Kong Film Awards 1987. Tsai Chin was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the same edition.
Nominated for Golden Montgolfiere, Three Continents Festival 1987

 

Billie Yuen (Irene Wan) and her two friends Jade Screen Lau(Elaine Jin) and Jane Chiu(Tsai Chin) who came from Taiwan, share the same ideal to become famous. The three women met Tony Cheung (Tony Leung) who is the son of a rice wholesaler at a bar. Tony was madly clung to the indifferent dressing Billie and then they cohabit. The four friends spent a good night at Jade's home, celebrating her birthday. One night, when Jade came home late, Jane was found being murdered. Jade was filled with great sorrow. The three friends received Sergeant Lan's (Chow Yun Fat) inquiry individually. Jade felt depressed since her best friend conceals everything. Tony accompanied Jade back home, the sight stroke a chord in her heart and Tony tried hard to comfort her, then they had sex. Jade was pregnant, it shocked Billie, whereas Tony felt difficult to choose. Finally both Jade and Billie left Tony and the three noticed the one they love the most is-themselves.

 

Rouge
Director: Stanley Kwan
Cast: Anita Mui, Leslie Cheung, Alex Man, Emily Chu
Hong Kong| 1987 | 97’ |In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour
 
2/6 (Sun) 2pm  
 
Best Leading Actress (Anita Mui), Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction, Golden Horse Awards 1987
Golden Montgolfiere, Three Continents Festival 1988
Special Mention - Best Feature Film, Torino International Festival of Young Cinema 1988
Best Actress (Anita Mui) , Asia Pacific Film Festival 1989
Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress (Anita Mui) , Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Film Score and Best Art Direction, Hong Kong Film Awards 1989 
 
Rouge stars Leslie Cheung (Farewell My Concubine) as Chen, the never-do-well son of a wealthy and powerful family, who defiantly falls head over heels in love with prostitute Fleur (Anita Mui) in the 1930’s. Disowned and despised, the hopeless couple makes a suicide pact – but Chen finds himself unable to carry through with it.

Fleur’s pining spirit returns to the thriving Hong Kong 50 years later and finds Chen a withered has-been old-timer, suffering the humiliation of a parasitic and destitute existence. With time running out, Fleur faces her last chance to test Chen’s devotion. 
 
Passionate, moving, and exquisitely executed, Rouge is a must for all those who live for cinematic excellence.

 

 

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Director: Stanley Kwan
Cast: Joan Chen, Winston Chao, Veronica Yip, Shi Ge
Hong Kong| 1994 | 110’ |In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | 35mm | Colour 
 
2/6 (Sun) 4pm#
 
Best Leading Actress (Joan Chen), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Makeup & Costume Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Film Score, Golden Horse Awards 1994. Veronica Yip was nominated for Best Leading Actress at the same edition.
Nominated for Golden Bear, Berlinale 1995
Nominated for Best Actress (Joan Chen), Best Art Direction, Best Costume and Make Up Design, Best Original Film Score and Best Original Film Song, Hong Kong Film Awards 1995 

 

Internationally-renowned director Stanley Kwan directs Red Rose White Rose, an acclaimed drama set in 1920s China. Zhen Bao (Winston Chao) is a well-to-do playboy whose relationships with two different women are explored in a fascinating, compelling manner. Mrs. Wang (Joan Chen) is the "Red Rose", an extroverted housewife neglected by her husband. Her affair with Zhen Bao is stormy and passionate, and ultimately all-too-brief. Men Yan Li (Veronica Yip) is the "White Rose", an introverted, seemingly-slow woman whom Zhen Bao marries, then comes to slowly disregard. Told in a romantic, boldly opaque narrative style, Red Rose White Rose presents the passions and personal voices of each character in different, sometimes conflicting ways. The result is a compelling, beautifully-mounted drama that ranks as one of Stanley Kwan's most assured works. Joan Chen's sublime performance in Red Rose White Rose earned her a Best Actress Award at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards.

#Red Rose White Rose is classified as Category III, refunds will be made to ticket holders under 18 years old with the bought ticket from the day of announcement till 7 June 2019 (Friday) at the box office of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

 

 

Center Stage (Director’s cut)
Director: Stanley Kwan
Cast: Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Chun Hon, Carina Lau Ka-ling, Cecilia Yip
Hong Kong| 1992 | 155’ |In Mandarin, Cantonese & Shanghainese with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP| Colour
 
2/6 (Sun) 7:30pm*
*Director Stanley Kwan will attend after-screening discussion, with veteran film critic Ka Ming as the moderator (conducted in Cantonese).  
 
Best Actress (Maggie Cheung), Best Cinematography and Special Jury Award, Golden Horse Awards 1991
Silver Hugo for Best Director and Best Actress (Maggie Cheung), Chicago International Film Festival 1992
Silver Bear for Best Actress (Maggie Cheung), Berlinale 1992
Best Actress (Maggie Cheung), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Original Film Score and Best Original Film Song, Hong Kong Film Awards 1993 

 

“Center Stage” is set during China’s silent movie era and revolves around the life of the legendary life of a gifted actress, Ruan Ling-yu.  With her sensitive portrayal, Maggie Cheung Man-yuk took her story abroad and won the best actress award at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.
 
In the spring of 1935, silent movie star Ruan Ling-yu took her own life, shocking the world. Her funeral was attended by hundreds of thousands of mourning fans. Ruan entered the film world at the age of 16. In the short span of 9 years, she made 29 silent movies and became the idol of tens of thousands. As she rose to fame, she also rose to infamy with scandals over her private life. Her death at such an early age has given rise to much debate: did she kill herself because of her career? Or for love? In her farewell note, Ruan wrote four words – “criticism should be feared – and gave her final condemnation on the merciless public.

 

 

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Ticket price: $75 / 60*
 
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*20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.

 

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Co-Presenters: Hong Kong Arts Centre, Golden Scene Company Limited


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