Cinema Distancing

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2022.05.22 - 2022.05.29
Time: 8pm 
Price: Tickets are now available at POPTICKET. 

Screening Programmes:
22/5 8pm Programme 1: 13.11 mini-series - Silhouette of European Livelihood
29/5 8pm Programme 2: Short Film Selection of David di Donatello Awards

Tickets are now available at POPTICKET.! 


Cinema Distancing
 
Reopening in April after a hiatus caused by the city's fifth wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Louis Koo Cinema once again introduces “Cinema Distancing” with the showcase of different Italian short films for all movie lovers.
 
Programme one will present the silhouette of six immigrants in six European cities. Short film selection from the David di Donatello Awards, the Italian Oscars will be featured in programme 2.
 
You can either enjoy an online movie night with your loved ones or a true cinematic experience at Louis Koo Cinema with large screen and lots of detail.
 
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Programme 1: 13.11 mini-series - Silhouette of European Livelihood
 
22/5 8pm
 
On November 13th 2015 six immigrants in six European cities - Riga, Toulouse, Seville, Lisbon, Hamburg, Bologna - struggle with the problems of everyday life, they dream and fall in love. In the meantime, on 13/11/2015, the day of the terroristic attack in Paris.
 
 
13.11, is a series of 6 episodes, included:
 
19 35
 
19'35''
Italy| 2017 | 11’ | In Italian with English subtitles | Colour
Director: Adam Selo

TOULOUSE, November 13th, 2015. In an intercultural centre, Baba and his friends are looking forward to watch the football match between France and Germany. Playing with the ball, he accidentally hits the TV antenna. To everyone's surprise, he manages to fix it, but he'll find out that reality is much harder than a football match.
 
Fatima
 
Son of Fatima
Italy| 2017 | 12’27” | In Italian with English subtitles | Colour
Director: Carlotta Piccinini
SEVILLA, November 13th, 2015. Fatima, a Moroccan woman, comes to Spain in order to get together with her son, but no one wants to tell her where he is. Thanks to her strength, she'll manage to track her son down, but she'll meet a different person than she knew.
 
Anna & Bassam
 
Anna and Bassam
Italy| 2017 | 10’21” | In Italian with English subtitles | Colour
Director: Davide Rizzo
RIGA, November 13th, 2015. A Pakistan boy finally manages to get to know the Latvian girl he is in love with. Anna and Bassam make a date for the day after. That evening, the terrorist attack in Paris shocks the whole world and the boy doesn't know if Anna will still want to meet him, until the hour he's waiting for so badly arrives.
 
What God wants
 
What God wants
Italy| 2017 | 9’34” | In Italian with English subtitles | Colour
Director: Michele Innocente
HAMBURG, November 13th, 2015. Salah, a boy from Maghreb, wanders by himself in a neighbourhood of the city. He crosses a homeless man on his path and he understands that even who lives on the margins of society looks at him as if he were “different”. Only by saving the man from a group of thugs, he'll manage to make himself understand who he really is.
 
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Not today
Italy| 2017 | 9’08” | In Italian with English subtitles | Colour
Director: Mattia Petullà
LISBOA, November 13th, 2015. An Angolan young man comes back to Portugal, in the neighbourhood where he used to live. Without documents and with no job, his get out of this situation is the money he had hidden in the bathroom of his house. But the money is no longer there. His ex-girlfriend took them for herself, or at least that's what he believes...
 
Nina
 
Nina
Italy| 2017 | 11’34” | In Italian with English subtitles | Colour
Director: Mario Piredda
BOLOGNA, November 13th, 2015. A Moldovan family is traveling by car in the isolated country and has no place to go.
 
 
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Programme 2: Short Film Selection of David di Donatello Awards
 
29/5 8pm
 
David di Donatello Award is a high-profile film event in Italy. The award ceremony is a major affirmation of local films. Since the honour received is no different from the Academy Awards, the David di Donatello Awards is regarded as ‘the Italian Oscars’. ‘Best Italian Short’ is specially set up to recognise the effort of the local short film industry.
We proudly present four nominations and two Best Italian Shorts between 2015 and 2020, allowing you to experience the richness of Italy's humanity, noble aesthetic pursuits and boundless creativity.
 
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Beautiful
Italy| 2015 | 12’ | In Italian with English subtitles | Colour
Director: Alessandro Capitani
  • Best Italian Short, David di Donatello 2016
Veronica is twenty years old. She is a prisoner of her own huge body. During a party in a nightclub a boy makes fun of her. Veronica is deeply hurt: she goes to the toilet, locks the door and stays where no one can see her. But fate has in store a pleasant surprise for her...
 
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At My Home
Italy| 2016 | 15’ | In Italian with English subtitles | Colour
Director: Mario Piredda
  • Best Italian Short, David di Donatello 2017
Left alone as only inhabitants of a deserted fishermen village, two elderly, Lucia and Peppino, live in the hope that winter will never end.
 
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Our Concert
Italy| 2019 | 15’ | In Italian with English subtitles | Colour
Director: Francesco Piras
  • Nominated, David di Donatello 2019
Antonio lives alone in an apartment in the centre of Cagliari. He spends his days in chat rooms, where he sings classic Italian songs. There he meets Karen, a German pianist and they become friends and found out that Karen is hiding a secret…
 
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Brother
Italy| 2019 | 15’ | In Italian with English subtitles | Colour
Director: Saverio Cappiello
  • Nominated, David di Donatello 2020
A flurry of knuckle punches links Vanni and Cosimo, two inseparable brothers passionate about Muay Thai. The day of the fight is close, but that night something goes wrong…
 
The game

The game
Italy| 2020 | 12’ | In Italian with English subtitles | Colour
Director: Alessandro Haber
  • Nominated, David di Donatello 2021
A man and a little girl are sitting at a kitchen table. We don't know who they are or why they are there. The light tones of the conversation gradually change into something tragically different, when the little girl speaking of a strange "game of happiness", reveals something shocking…
 
Gas Station
 
Gas Station
Italy| 2020 | 10’ | In Italian with English subtitles | Colour
Director: Olga Torrico
  • Best Technical Contribution Award, Settimana Internazionale della Critica - Venezia 2020
  • Nominated, David di Donatello 2021
Alice works at a gas station. She buried her fire for music deep inside her heart. On a sultry summer day, her music teacher shows up, and Alice starts wondering if she has stayed without her fuel for too long.
 
 
 

Ticket price for screening at Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre: HKD85

Ticket price for online screening: HKD60

 
Note if you purchase online screening:
You will receive email once ticket is purchased
Hong Kong Arts Centre will send you the video link and password via email, 30 minutes before the screening time
The link and password will be valid within 2 hours from the screening time (i.e.: from 8pm to 10pm)
For enquiry, please send email to mi01@hkac.org.hk
 
Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Centre
Special thanks: Italian Cultural Institute Hong Kong and Macau 
 

 


Programmes are subject to change without prior notice.

The following measures will be implemented for screenings, to combat the prevailing threat of Novel Coronavirus:
  • All audience must wear face masks and comply with the requirements and restrictions announced by the Government
  • No smoking, eating and drinking. Unauthorised photo-taking, audio and/or video recording is strictly forbidden
  • Staff have the right to deny the admission of any person with temperature higher than 37.5°C
 
 
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