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Film - "Made in Hong Kong" series, 2001

(adapted from archive.org's August 12, 2001 archive of the Freer Gallery's page on the 2001 "Made in Hong Kong" film series)

Made in Hong Kong

The Freer's sixth annual Made in Hong Kong film series, cosponsored once again with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, presents new films by directors Gordon Chan and Wilson Yip, along with classic ghost-story films in conjunction with the Sackler exhibition Worshiping the Ancestors: Chinese Commemorative Portraits. All films are in Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles.

2000 A.D.
Thursday, July 12, 7:00 PM;
Saturday, July 14, 2:00 PM
In director Gordon Chan's new action thriller, Aaron Kwok plays a video-game geek who is drawn into a complex international conspiracy while trying to unravel the mystery behind the assassination of his brother, a computer tycoon. (2000, 104 min.)

Friday, July 20, 7:00 PM;
Saturday, July 28, 2:00 PM
Widely considered one of the best Hong Kong films, this unusual ghost story by director Stanley Kwan follows a reincarnated courtesan who searches for her rich, opium-smoking lover who failed to fulfill his end of a mutual suicide pact in the 1930s. (1987, 99 min.)

Juliet in Love
Friday, July 27, 7:00 PM;
Sunday, July 29, 2:00 PM
In this new romantic drama by director Wilson Yip, a young woman looks for escape from her personal tragedies through an unorthodox relationship with an unemployed man, who looks after the illegitimate child of a mob boss. (2000, 89 min.)

Friday, August 3, 7:00 PM;
Saturday, August 4, 2:00 PM
Director John Woo's action drama has been ranked among Hong Kong's top ten films for its story of a renegade cop, played by Chow Yun-fat, determined to avenge his partner's death by going after a ruthless arms dealer with the help of a mob assassin played by Tony Leung. (1992, 126 min.)

A Terra-Cotta Warrior
Friday, August 10, 7:00 PM;
Sunday, August 12, 2:00 PM
Chinese film director Zhang Yimou and actress Gong Li play illicit lovers in ancient China who are executed for their affair but find themselves reincarnated in 1930's Hong Kong, where they become caught up in a gangster's search for the emperor's lost treasure. (1989, 108 min.)

Thursday, August 16, 7:00 PM;
Saturday, August 18, 2:00 PM
Jackie Chan plays an adventurous playboy who lures a young village woman from her man (Tony Leung), in this romantic comedy by director Vincent Kok. (1999)

Needing You
Friday, August 17, 7:00 PM;
Sunday, August 19, 2:00 PM
Director Johnny To's new light-hearted comedy features Andy Lau as a womanizing executive whose conflicts with his new secretary (Sammi Cheung) turn into an unexpected attraction in this Hong Kong box office hit. (2000, 103 min.)

Prints for this series provided courtesy of Media Asia Distribution (Rouge and 2000 A.D.), Golden Princess Amusement Co., Ltd. (Hard-Boiled), Mei Ah Film Production Co., Ltd. (Juliet in Love), Warner Brothers (A Terra-Cotta Warrior), Golden Harvest (Gorgeous), and China Star Entertainment Group (Needing You).


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