Golden Scene Selection - Hong Kong Film Awards Nominations 2019

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2019.03.11 - 2019.03.19
Price: Standard ticket: $75. Tickets are available at PUTYOURSELF.in now. 
Screening Schedule
11/3 (Mon)  7:30pm   Angels Wear White
17/3 (Sun)   2pm        Distinction
17/3 (Sun)   4pm        Napping Kid*
18/3 (Mon)  8pm        Still Human (Preview)*
19/3 (Tue)   8pm        A Family Tour* 
*With after-screening discussion.
 

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Angels Wear White
China | 2017 | 107' | In Putonghua with Chinese and English Subtitles | Colour
Director: Vivian Qu
Cast: Wen Qi, Zhou Meijun, Shi Ke, Geng Le, Liu Weiwei
 
11/3 (Mon)  7:30pm 
 
Nominated for The 38th Hong Kong Film Awards - Best Film From Mainland And Taiwan
Best Director, The 54th Golden Horse Awards

 

In a quiet seaside village, tranquility is torn asunder by a terrible crime: two school girls are assaulted by a middle-aged man. The only witness, Mia, who was working the graveyard shift at the motel, chooses to keep silence. Caught in an ever-tightening net of danger, Mia and Wen, one of the victims, have to find their own way out. Winning the Golden Horse Award for Best Director with her sophomore effort, Vivian Qu crafts a brave and hard-hitting drama, at once luminous and dark, that tackles social injustice and violence against women.

 

Distinction
Director: Jevons Au
Cast: Jo Koo, Jennifer Yu, Kaki Sham
Hong Kong | 2018 | 99' | In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles, supports Cantonese Audio Description | DCP | Colour 
 
17/3 (Sun)   2pm
 
Nominated for The 38th Hong Kong Film Awards - Best Actress, Best Original Film Song 
 
Ms Tsui (Jo Koo) is a music teacher in a special education needs (SEN) school, who is not able to switch to a mainstream school due to stereotyping and labelling; Zoey (Jennifer Yu) is an underachiever from a Band 1 school, who is struggling for the coming public examination; Ka Ho (Kaki Sham) is a rebellious teenager from a Band 3 school, who idles away his time and doesn't care about his handicapped little brother... When being assigned to helm a musical performance, Ms Tsui has to bite the bullet while juggling between work and personal issues; for the sake of earning higher school credit, Zoey volunteers in an extracurricular musical; to avoid being expelled, Ka Ho has no choice but to attend a musical in a SEN school. Three individuals take part in a musical they deem worthless for their own purposes, which turns out to be a journey of self-discovery towards their dreams and goals. 
 
 
 
Napping Kid
Director: Amos Why
Cast: Ng Siu-hin, David Siu, Cecilia So
Hong Kong | 2018 | 99' | In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
17/3 (Sun)   4pm*
*Film Editors Stanley Tam and Mary Stephen will attend after-screening discussion (conducted in Cantonese).  
 
Nominated for The 38th Hong Kong Film Awards - Best Film Editing 
 
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? 
 
 
 
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 | Colour 
 
18/3 (Mon)  8pm
Director Oliver Chan Siu-kuen will attend after-screening discussion (conducted in Cantonese). 
 
Nominated for The 38th Hong Kong Film Awards - Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best New Performer, Best New Director
The 3rd First Feature Film Initiative, The Film Development Fund
NETPAC Award, 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival 
 
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. 
 
 
A Family Tour
Director: Ying Liang
Cast: Gong Zhe, Nai An, Pete Teo
Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia | 2018 |109' | In Mandarin, Cantonese & Taiwanese with Chinese & English subtitles | DCP | Colour 
 
19/3 (Tue)   8pm*
*Director Ying Liang will attend after-screening discussion (conducted in Putonghua). 
 
Nominated for The 38th Hong Kong Film Awards - Best Screenplay
In Competition, Locarno International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Closing Film, Kaohsiung Film Festival 
 
"The Mother of One Recluse" was the work of Chinese film director Yang Shu (Gong Zhe) . 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 (Nai An) 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 (Pete Teo) and son (Tham Xin Yue) 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.
 
 
 
Tickets available at Putyourself.in 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.

 

Programme enquiries: 2582 0248

 

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

 

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