Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema Showcase to kick off in London 8-10 July 2022

Generating Waves &#8211 Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema, a touring programme to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Specific Administrative Area (HKSAR), comes to London eight-ten July, bringing an fascinating choice of new films and restored classics to the huge screen. Also featuring a reside holo-presence and an on line virtual exhibition, the occasion is an evocative multimedia expertise that requires audiences on a journey by way of modern Hong Kong cinema by way of a diverse variety of genres and types.

This celebration of Hong Kong cinema is presented by Make Hong Kong in partnership with Concentrate Hong Kong, and supported by the Hong Kong Financial and Trade Workplace, London, with a programme of 7 films at Soho Hotel and The Garden Cinema, such as a really unique reside holo-presence occasion featuring legendary Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Chan in conversation and a gala screening of his beloved classic COMRADES, Nearly A Appreciate STORY in a restored version.

Generating Waves showcases some of Hong Kong’s most fascinating and talented new and upcoming filmmakers, featuring the UK Premieres of TALES FROM THE OCCULT, a spooky omnibus mixing urban ghost stories and dark satire directed by Fung Chih Chiang, Wesley Hoi and acclaimed veteran Fruit Chan, and BREAKOUT BROTHERS, Mak Ho-pong’s wild and whacky box workplace smash prison caper. Also integrated is the London Premiere of the sensitive and moving LGBTQ+ drama THE Initially GIRL I LOVED, directed byCandy Ng and Yeung Chiu-hoi, a lovingly nostalgic and bittersweet queer twist on the pure appreciate youth romance genre.

The programme also provides audiences the opportunity to catch two of the finest and most acclaimed Hong Kong films of current years, with unique screenings of Chan Kin-long’s award-winning gritty neo-noir HAND ROLLED CIGARETTE, a thrilling nod back to the classic HK genre films of the 1990s, and box workplace hit ANITA, chronicling the life of Anita Mui, 1 of Hong Kong’s most cherished and enduring Goddesses of the screen and stage.

July Rhapsody

Anita Mui’s life and operate are also celebrated with the UK Premiere of a newly restored version of Ann Hui’s 2002 classic JULY RHAPSODY, her final film ahead of her tragic death in 2003. Broadly regarded as 1 of the finest operates of contemporary Hong Kong cinema, the numerous award-winning film is a deeply affecting character-driven exploration of broken relationships, destructive yearning and lost dreams, drawing on Chinese poetry and with an impressive ensemble cast that also contains Jackie Cheung and Karena Lam.

As effectively asenjoying films on the huge screen, Generating Waves presents the opportunity to discover Hong Kong cinema by way of a virtual photographic exhibition, which runs eight-14 July, showcasing the operates of 4 unit photographers, every telling a exclusive story in a diverse artistic dimension. Accessed on line, the exhibition transports audiences to Hong Kong and requires them on a fascinating journey that explores iconic cinematic moments and goes behind the scenes on a wide variety of productions, with filmmakers reflecting on the market.

Hand Rolled Cigarette

Complete Programme:

Friday eight July
19:00 – Opening Gala: ANITA (Soho Hotel)

Saturday 9 July
12:00 – COMRADES, Nearly A Appreciate STORY + Peter Chan holo-presence (Soho Hotel)
16:30 – THE Initially GIRL I LOVED (Garden Cinema)
19:00 – TALES FROM THE OCCULT (Garden Cinema)

Sunday ten July
12:30 – HAND ROLLED CIGARETTE (Garden Cinema)
15:30 – BREAKOUT BROTHERS (Garden Cinema)
18:00 – Closing Gala: JULY RHAPSODY (Garden Cinema)

Tickets and much more data HERE



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