Golden Scene Selection - December

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2018.12.17 - 2018.12.25
Price: Standard ticket: $75. Tickets are available at URBTIX now.  
"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
17/12 (Mon)  8pm         Still Human (Preview)*
18/12 (Tue)   8pm         A Family Tour (Preview)*
19/12 (Wed)  8pm         Napping Kid**
20/12 (Thu)   8pm         A Family Tour (Preview)*
21/12 (Fri)     8pm         Napping Kid*
23/12 (Sun)  12:30pm  Ten Years
23/12 (Sun)  3pm         Ten Years Japan
23/12 (Sun)  5pm         Ten Years Taiwan (Preview)
23/12 (Sun)  8:15pm    Ten Years Thailand*
25/12 (Tue)  12:30pm  Ten Years
25/12 (Tue)  3pm         Ten Years Taiwan (Preview)
25/12 (Tue)  5pm         Ten Years Thailand
25/12 (Tue)  8:15pm    Ten Years Japan*
*with after-screening talk.
*with after-screening talk & live music performance. 
 
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Still Human (Preview)
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 | DCP | Color
 
17/12 (Mon) 8pm (Preview) *
*Director Chan Siu-kuen, Cast Anthony Wong, Crisel Consunji and Himmy Wong will attend after-screening talk (conducted in Cantonese and English). 

 

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.

 
The 3rd First Feature Film Initiative, The Film Development Fund

NETPAC Award, 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival

 

A Family Tour (Preview)
Director: Ying Liang
Cast: Gong Zhe, Nai An, Pete Teo
Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia | 2018 |109' 00" | In Mandarin, Cantonese & Taiwanese with Chinese & English subtitles | DCP | Color

 

18/12 (Tue) 8pm (Preview)*
20/12 (Thu) 8pm (Preview)*

*Director Ying Liang will attend after-screening talk (conducted in Putonghua).  

 

“The Mother of One Recluse” was the work of Chinese film director Yang Shu. 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 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 and son 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.

 

In Competition, Locarno International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Closing Film, Kaohsiung Film Festival
 
 
Napping Kid
Director: Amos Why
Cast: Ng Siu-hin, David Siu, Cecilia So
Hong Kong | 2018 | 99’ 00” | In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
19/12 (Wed) 8pm*
21/12 (Fri) 8pm**
*With after-screening talk and live music performance. Guest: director Amos WHY, film scorer Veegay & Henry Lau, film song singer Wynne Lo, cast Ng Siu-hin and Cecilia So.  
**With after-screening talk. Guest: director & scriptwriter Amos WHY, scriptwriter Sunny Chan, Echo Chow, Kong Yu-sing and cast Ng Siu-hin. 

 

Four years after the critically acclaimed “Dot 2 Dot”, Director Amos Why returns with one of the brainiest mysteries of the year – “Napping Kid”, adapted from Hong Kong novelist, Mannshin’s award-winning mystery novel of the same name.  

 

Siu-yu (starring Cecilia So), a financial analyst who has been working to complete a budget analyst for an investment bank, finds that a file containing confidential information has been mysteriously deleted. Her colleague, Dylan (starring Ng Siu-hin), from the I.T. Department, also has no luck tracing the missing file. Soon after, their boss, John (starring Michael Wong) receives a ransom email from someone called K Kidnapper, demanding just $190,000 worth of ransom. The ransom must be paid in 3 days, otherwise they will share the information to the public. Siu-yu’s superior, Irene (starring Candy Cheung), finds her ex-husband, Tong Fu (starring David Siu), a police detective to discretely carry out an investigation in an attempt to maintain stock prices. While Tong Fu demands everyone to stay in a service apartment, an employee is found missing; A technical officer resigns, everyone is a suspect!

 

Demanding just $190,000 worth of ransom, K Kidnapper is on the move. What secret lies behind the mystery?

 

Ten Years
Director: Zune Kwok, Wong Fei-pang, Jevons Au, Chow Kwun-wai, Ng Ka-leung
Cast: Liu Kai-chi, Courtney Wu, Peter Chan, Wong Ching, Lau Ho-chi, Leung Kin-ping, Ng Siu-hin, Tanzela Qoser
Hong Kong | 2015 | 104' 00" |In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP |Color

 

23/12 (Sun) 12:30pm
25/12 (Tue) 12:30pm

 

Ten Years, is a collection of five short stories; a prophecy, and a fable for Hong Kong. Through their films, five of Hong Kong’s young directors are raising questions about the most central issues concerning our city, and the audience is invited to ponder together: directed by Kwok Zune, Extras questions where the terrorist attacks towards us will come from; directed by Wong Fei-Pang, Season of the End asks that what is left for us to protect when the awareness to preserve is at its end; directed by Jevons Au, Dialect sees how the fading of Cantonese affects the life of the people; directed by Chow Kwun-Wai, Self-immolator inmagines about self-immolators in Hong Kong in ten years from now; directed by Ng Ka-Leung, Local Egg reminds the audience what our next generation is meant to learn.

 
Film of Merit, 22nd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award
Best Film, 35th Hong Kong Film Awards
 
 

Ten Years Japan
Director: Hayakawa Chie, Kinoshita Yusuke, Tsuno Megumi, Fujimura Akiyo, Ishikawa Kei
Cast: Kawaguchi Satoru, Kunimura Jun, Sugisaki Hana, Ikewaki Chizuru, Taiga
Japan, Hong Kong | 2018 | 99' |In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles| DCP |Color

 

23/12 (Sun) 3pm
25/12 (Tue) 8:15pm*

*Ten Years International Project producers Felix Tsang & Andrew Choi will attend after-screening talk (conducted in Cantonese).  

Ten Years Japan is executive-produced by one of the nation’s leading filmmakers, Hirokazu Kore-eda. With his final approval, five up-and-coming Japanese filmmakers were chosen primarily for the quality of their screenplays, their originality, and their future prospects. They have conjured up five conceptions of what Japan might be like 10 years down the line.

Chie Hayakawa’s PLAN 75 suggests a modern-day The Ballad of Narayama, in its depiction of people 75 and over being guided by the government toward euthanasia. Yusuke Kinoshita’s Mischievous Alliance introduces children in a special school district, whose moral education is monitored closely by an artificial intelligence. Megumi Tsuno’s DATA is the tale of a young woman living with her father who begins to explore her “inheritance”: her late mother’s personal data in digital form. Akiyo Fujimura’s The Air We Can’t See delves into the relationship between a girl and her mother, who have been forced to live underground due to atmospheric pollution. Finally, Kei Ishikawa’s For Our Beautiful Country paints a picture of a Japan in which a military draft system has been reintroduced.

 

Busan International Film Festival
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
 
 
Ten Years Taiwan (Preview)
Director: Lekal Sumi, Rina B. Tsou, Lu Po-shun, Hsieh Pei-ju, Lau Kek Huat
Cast: Alina Tsai, Karolyn Kieke, Lu Dong-yang, Li Wen-he, Mike Wang
Taiwan, Hong Kong| 2018 | 108' | In Mandarin, Formosan languages, Taiwanese and English with Chinese and English subtitles |DCP |Color

 

23/12 (Sun) 5pm (Preview)
25/12 (Tue) 3pm (Preview)

 

The second spin-off of Hong Kong’s Ten Years features five visions of Taiwan ten years from now from up-and-coming Taiwan-based filmmakers. An aboriginal man living on the island of Lanyu recalls his days as an activist against the local waste disposal plant in Lekal Sumi’s The Can of Anido; Rina B. Tsou’s 942 explores the plight of migrant workers; a man faces a hard choice between his hometown and the promise of a better life in the city in Lu Po-shun’s Way Home; a producer searches for a baby in a city with an extremely low birth rate in Hsieh Pei-ju’s A Making-of; and Malaysian director Lau Kek Huat shows a woman who seeks solace from the real world using technology in The Sleep.

 
Busan International Film Festival
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Taipei Film Festival
 
 
Ten Years Thailand
Director: Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cast: Boonyarit Wiangnon, Kidakarn Chatkaewmanee, Tanasawan Thepsatorn, Sakda Kaewbuade
Thailand, Hong Kong | 2018 | 93' | In Thai with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | B&W, Color

 

23/12 (Sun) 8:15pm*
25/12 (Tue) 5pm

*Ten Years International Project producers Felix Tsang, Andrew Choi, Lorraine Ma & Ng Ka-leung will attend after-screening talk (conducted in Cantonese). 

Following its controversial success in Hong Kong, Ten Years branches out with three new spin-offs that use the anthology format to showcase talented filmmakers from across Asia. The brief remains the same: Tackle an important social or political issue and imagine how it will play out ten years into the future. An army squadron takes issue with a painting in a gallery in Aditya Assarat’s Sunset; one man tries to survive in a cat’s world in Catopia by Wisit Sasanatieng; a dictator carries astonishing steps to control her people in Chulayarnnon Siriphol’s Planetarium; and Cannes Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul portrays life in a health-addicted society in Song of the City.

 

Special Screenings, Cannes Film Festival
Tokyo International Film Festiva
lBusan International Film Festival
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

 

Tickets available at URBTIX now. 

 

Ticket prices: $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.

 

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


What's On
Exhibition
Shanghai (Pudong District, Jing'an District, Huangpu District, Changning District, Hongkou District, Xuhui District) 
2018.10.25 - 2018.12.31
Screening
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
2018.11.03 - 2018.12.30
Exhibition
Experimental Gallery, 3/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)  
2018.12.01 - 2018.12.20