Golden Scene Selection – May

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre  
Date: 2021.05.24 - 2021.05.28
Price: Standard ticket: $80. Tickets are now 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. 
 
Screening schedule
24/5 (Mon) 8pm    Minari
25/5 (Tue) 8pm     Another Round
26/5 (Wed) 8pm   Wife of a Spy
27/5 (Thu) 8pm     A Beloved Wife
28/5 (Fri) 8pm       Undine

 

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Minari
Director: Lee Isaac Chung
Cast: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-Jung Youn, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho
USA | 2020 | 115’ | In Korean with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
24/5 (Mon) 8pm 
 
A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

 


Another Round
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe
Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands | 2020 | 116’ | In Danish and Swedish with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
25/5 (Tue) 8pm 
 
There’s a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. If Churchill won WW2 in a heavy daze of alcohol, who knows what a few drops might do for them and their students?

Initial results are positive, and the teachers’ little project turns into a genuine academic study. Both their classes and their results continue to improve, and the group feels alive again! As the units are knocked back, some of the participants see further improvement and others go off the rails. It becomes increasingly clear that while alcohol may have fueled great results in world history, some bold acts carry consequences.

 

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 
 
26/5 (Wed) 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? 
 
 
 
A Beloved Wife
Director: Shin Adachi
Cast: Gaku Hamada, Asami Mizukawa, Chise Niitsu
Japan | 2019 | 117’ | In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
27/5 (Thu) 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?  
 
 
 
 
Undine
Director: Christian Petzold
Cast: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski
Germany, France | 2020 | 90’ | In German and English with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
28/5 (Fri) 8pm 
 
Undine (Paula Beer) works in Berlin as a historian and guide to the city‘s development. She has a small apartment at Alexanderplatz, a master‘s degree in history, and a freelance contract. But underneath the appearance of her modern city life lurks an old myth: if the man Undine loves betrays her, she has to kill him and return to the water she once came from. So when her lover Johannes (Jacob Matschenz) leaves her for another woman, Undine thinks she has no choice – until in the moment of betrayal, she meets Christoph (Franz Rogowski), an industrial diver, and unexpectedly falls for him. This is a new, happy and innocent love filled with curiosity and trust. But when Christoph starts to feel that Undine is running away from something, she has to face her curse once and for all. She doesn‘t want to lose this love. 
 
 
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

What's On
Screening
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
2021.03.19 - 2021.07.31
Exhibition
Pao Galleries, 5/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
2021.04.16 - 2021.05.22