Film - "Made
in Hong Kong" series, 2000
(adapted from archive.org's
August 17, 2000 archive of the Freer
Gallery's page on the 2000 "Made in Hong Kong" film series)
The Freer's fifth annual "Made
in Hong Kong" film festival presents new films by directors Ringo
Lam and Johnnie To, plus the classic action-fantasy A Chinese Ghost
Story. This series is cosponsored with the Hong Kong Economic and
Trade Office. All films are in Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles.
Fly Me to Polaris
Thursday, July 6, 7 P.M.; Sunday, July 9, 2 P.M.
A man killed in a car crash gains an angel's sympathy and returns to life
to pursue the woman he loves, in this story directed by Jingle Ma.
(1999, 90 min.)
Running Out of Time
Friday, July 7, 7 P.M.; Thursday, July 13, 7 P.M.
A terminally ill con man creates a hostage crisis in this film directed
by Johnnie To that Film Comment magazine named among the top ten
films of the'90s. (1999, 93 min.)
A Chinese Ghost Story
Friday, July 14, 7 P.M.; Sunday, July 16, 2 P.M.
Director Ching Sui-tung's fantasy, based on Ming dynasty stories, features
a naive tax collector, the ghost he loves, a haunted temple, and a Taoist
monk armed with sword and scripture.
(1987, 98 min.)
Thursday, July 20, 7 P.M.; Friday, July 21, 7 P.M.
In this film by director Riley Yip, Nicholas Tse's role as an ex-gangster
who returns to Hong Kong to find a long-lost love earned him a nomination
for Taiwan's Golden Horse Award.
(1999, 104 min.)
All about Ah-Long
Sunday, July 23, 2 P.M.; Friday, July 28, 7 P.M.
Chow Yun Fat earned Hong Kong's best actor award for his portrayal of
an ex-gang member and single father who struggles to redeem his ugly past
through compassion and love for his son, in this drama directed by Johnnie
(1989, 90 min.)
The Truth about Jane and Sam
Thursday, July 27, 7 P.M.
Director Derek Yee follows his popular film Viva Erotica with this
story about an idealistic reporter who falls in love with a teenage junkie
whom he is trying to profile for his newspaper.
(1999, 104 min.)
Friday, August 4, 7 P.M.
Five seedy bodyguards band together to protect a vulnerable crime boss
in Johnnie To's subdued treatment of the Hong Kong crime genre.
(1999, 88 min.)
Friday, August 11, 7 P.M.; Sunday, August 13, 2 P.M.
Director Ringo Lam's subtle thriller about a computer programmer beaten
by loan sharks and witness to a murder-suicide earned five nominations
for Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards.
(1999, 103 min.)
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