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THE HEROIC MISSION : JOHNNIE TO RETROSPECTIVE

THE HEROIC MISSION : JOHNNIE TO RETROSPECTIVE

Johnnie To, Hong Kong film director and the favourite foreign film director of Quentin Tarantino, enjoyed his international breakthrough with his film noir signature and gangster films. Three films from To will be presented in this retrospective programme. These films identify and witness three important stages of To’s creative career alongside the development of Hong Kong cinema industry.


Presented by UK-China Film Collab and Trinity CineAsia, this programme provides a wider context of the societal changes in Hong Kong in recent decades. It wishes to inspire a new scope for discussion, in reflection of a revolutionary time.


This is a special programme responding to the current ongoing “Hong Kong Season” at the Prince Charles Cinema, as an attempt to provide a non-politicised and more balanced space for public debate.


About the Curator:

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Riley Wong currently studies MA Film and Screen Media (with the pathway to Film Programming and Curating) at Birkbeck University of London. She is also undertaking an accredited placement with the UK-China Film Collab as a Specialised Programme Curator.



LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE

107 mins | rated (18TBC)

  • Directed by Johnnie To
  • Starring Ching Wan Lau, Richie Jen, Denise Ho
  • Hong Kong SAR, China (2011)
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RUNNING ON KARMA

93 mins | rated (18TBC)

  • Directed by Johnnie To, Wai Kar Fai
  • Starring Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung
  • Hong Kong SAR, China (2003)
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BREAKING NEWS

90 mins | (18)

  • Directed by Johnnie To
  • Starring Richie Jen, Kelly Chan, Nick Cheung
  • Hong Kong SAR, China (2004)
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