Golden Scene Selection - February

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2019.02.21 - 2019.02.26
Price: Standard ticket: $75 / $95 / $130 (Ticket price of An Elephant Sitting Still will be adjusted due to film's length). 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
21/2 (Thu) 8pm       Still Human (Preview)*
22/2 (Fri)   8pm       Napping Kid*
23/2 (Sat)  2:30pm  Sink or Swim
23/2 (Sat)  7pm       An Elephant Sitting Still
24/2 (Sun) 2:30pm  An Elephant Sitting Still*#
24/2 (Sun) 8pm       Vice
26/2 (Tue) 7pm       An Elephant Sitting Still#
*With after-screening talk. 

#Screen with Man in the Well. 

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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 & English with Chinese & English subtitles | DCP | Color

 

21/2 (Thu) 8pm*
*Director Oliver Chan, Cast Anthony Wong, Crisel Consunji and Himmy Wong will attend after-screening talk (Conducted in Cantonese).

 

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

 

 

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 

 

22/2 (Fri) 8pm*
*Director Amos Why, Director of Photography Angus Tai, Visual Advisor Born Lo, Gaffer Cheung Chi-Leung, Cast David Siu and Banky Yeung will attend after-screening talk (Conducted in Cantonese). 

 

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? 

 

 

 

Sink or Swim
Director: Gilles Lellouche
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Virginie Efira, Leïla Bekhti, Marina Foïs, Philippe Katerine, Felix Moati, Alban Ivanov
France | 2018 | 122’ | In French with Chinese & English subtitles | DCP | Colour 

 

23/2 (Sat) 2:30pm
 

A group of 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool's first ever synchronized swimming team - for men. Braving the skepticism and ridicule of those around them, and trained by a fallen champion trying to pull herself together, the group set out an unlikely adventure, and on the way will rediscover a little self-esteem and a lot about themselves and each other.

 
Out of competition Selection, Cannes Film Festival, 2018
 
 
An Elephant Sitting Still (Preview)
Director: Hu Bo
Cast: Zhang Yu, Peng Yuchang, Wang Yuwen, Li Congxi
China | 2018 | 234’ | In Putonghua with Chinese & English subtitles | DCP  | Colour

 

23/2 (Sat) 7pm   
24/2 (Sun) 2:30pm*#  
26/2 (Tue) 7pm#
*Veteran filmmaker Shu Kei, Fung Hing Keung and Daniel Chan will attend after-screening talk (conducted in Cantonese). 
#Screen with Man in the Well.
 
Under the gloomy sky of a small town in northern China, different protagonists’ lives are intertwined in this lugubrious tale of nihilistic rage. To protect his friend, 16-year-old WEI Bu pushes the school bully down the staircase and escapes the scene after the bully becomes hospitalized with his life hanging by a thread. WEI’s neighbor, the 60-year-old WANG Jin, is estranged from his family and decides to join him. HUANG Ling, WEI’s classmate, is bedeviled by an affair with the school official. Together, the desperate three decide to flee as the wounded bully’s hooligan brother, the school authorities and the parents all go on a cold-blooded hunt for WEI across town. As WEI treads through the wilderness, he finally confronts his own reality. In the end, he boards a long-distance bus with HUANG and WANG toward Manchuria, where a circus elephant is said to be sitting still.
 
Best Feature Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Audience Choice Award, 55th Golden Horse Awards
GWFF Best First Feature Award Special Mention, Prize of the FIPRESCI, 68th Berlin International Film Festival
 
Screen with Man in the Well on 24/2 (Sun) 2:30pm and 26/2 (Tue) 7pm: 
 
Man in the Well
Director: Hu Bo
Cast: Zhang Xiaoqian, Qu Yiyi, Gao Tieguang 
Supervised by: Béla Tarr
China | 2017 | 16' | In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles | DCP | B&W
 
Apocalypse. Two starving kids find a dead body in the ruins…
 
 
 
Vice
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, Eddie Marsan, Jesse Plemons
USA | 2018 |132’ | In English with Chinese subtitles| DCP | Colour
 
24/2 (Sun) 8pm
 

Guided by his formidable and unfailingly loyal wife, Lynne (Amy Adams) and mentored by the brusque and blustery Donald Rumsfeld (Steve Carell), Cheney (Christian Bale) insinuated himself into the Washington D.C. fabric beginning with the Nixon administration, becoming White House Chief of Staff under Gerald Ford, and after five terms in Congress, Secretary of Defense for George H.W. Bush. In 2000, he left his position as C.E.O. of Halliburton to run as Vice President to George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell) with the implicit understanding that he would exercise almost unchecked control, a co-president in all but name. Cheney’s cunning and furtive political maneuvering have altered the American political landscape in ways that will continue to reverberate for decades to come. But it is clear there is more than one Dick Cheney, a man whose reputation in the public Spector belies his private life and obvious devotion to his family.

 

Nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay, Golden Globe Awards 2019

 

Tickets available at URBTIX now. 
For tickets of 26/2 7pm An Elephant Sitting Still, please visit here.

 

Ticket prices: $75 / 60*

Ticket price of An Elephant Sitting Still will be adjusted due to film's length. Please refer to URBTIX official website.

* 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


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