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HONG KONG 2019 CINEMA PANORAMA

Is

one

of

the

three

major

threads

in

the

history

of

Chinese

language

cinema.

For

decades,

Hong

Kong

was

the

third

largest

motion

picture

industry

in

the

world

(after

Indian

cinema

and

Hollywood)

and

the

second

largest

exporter.

Despite

an

industry

crisis

starting

in

the

mid-1990s

and

Hong

Kong's

return

to

Chinese

sovereignty

in

July

1997,

Hong

Kong

film

has

retained

much

of

its

distinctive

identity and continues to play a prominent part on the world cinema stage

Hong Kong film derives a number of elements from Hollywood, such as certain genre parameters, a "thrill-a-minute" philosophy and fast pacing and film editing. But the borrowings are filtered through elements from traditional Chinese drama and art, particularly a penchant for stylisation and a disregard for Western standards of realism. This, combined with a fast and loose approach to the filmmaking process, contributes to the energy and surreal imagination that foreign audiences note in Hong Kong cinema. In this edition we propose 3 action films; the recently restored version of Johnny To's 2004 masterpiece Throw Down, a noir focusing on martial art, a crime action film directed by Dante Lam Operation Mekong and A Hero Never Dies , one of the best films of Johnnie To, but also one of the most important of the 90’.
CITY OF TRICASEDEPARTMENT OFCULTURE & TOURISM
Photo ©2019 Gigi Campanile
SCHEDULE | SCUDERIE ROOM - PALAZZO GALLONE Friday Sept. 6 21:45 THROW DOWN by Johnnie To | Hong Kong 2004 | 95 ‘ H Saturday Sept. 7 20:30 OPERATION MEKONG by Dante Lam| Hong Kong 2016| 124’ 21:45 A HERO NEVER DIES by Johnnie To |Hong Kong 1998| 95’ 20DULE
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Web Design: Louis Belltower /Salento Cinema

Is

one

of

the

three

major

threads

in

the

history

of

Chinese

language

cinema.

For

decades,

Hong

Kong

was

the

third

largest

motion

picture

industry

in

the

world

(after

Indian

cinema

and

Hollywood)

and

the

second

largest

exporter.

Despite

an

industry

crisis

starting

in

the

mid-1990s

and

Hong

Kong's

return

to

Chinese

sovereignty

in

July

1997,

Hong

Kong

film

has

retained

much

of

its

distinctive

identity

and

continues

to

play

a

prominent

part

on

the

world

cinema

stage

Hong Kong film derives a number of elements from Hollywood, such as certain genre parameters, a "thrill-a-minute" philosophy and fast pacing and film editing. But the borrowings are filtered through elements from traditional Chinese drama and art, particularly a penchant for stylisation and a disregard for Western standards of realism. This, combined with a fast and loose approach to the filmmaking process, contributes to the energy and surreal imagination that foreign audiences note in Hong Kong cinema. In this edition we propose 3 action films; the recently restored version of Johnny To's 2004 masterpiece Throw Down, a noir focusing on martial art, a crime action film directed by Dante Lam Operation Mekong and A Hero Never Dies , one of the best films of Johnnie To, but also one of the most important of the 90’.
HONG KONG CINEMA PANORAMA
CITY OF TRICASEDEPARTMENT OFCULTURE & TOURISM
SCHEDULE | SCUDERIE ROOM - PALAZZO GALLONE Friday Sept. 6 21:45 THROW DOWN by Johnnie To | Hong Kong 2004 | 95 ‘ H Saturday Sept. 7 20:30 OPERATION MEKONG by Dante Lam| Hong Kong 2016| 124’ 21:45 A HERO NEVER DIES by Johnnie To |Hong Kong 1998| 95’ 20DULE