Japan Autumn Festival in Hong Kong – Rediscovering Nippon 2021 > Programmes > The Treasure Box of Love and Death: Obayashi Nobuhiko Film Showcase
    The Treasure Box of Love and Death: Obayashi Nobuhiko Film Showcase

    Event Registration # : 210045

    Category: Movies

    • Event Entities:
      Presenter: Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, The Japan Foundation Co-Presenter: Hong Kong Arts Centre
    • Date:06~21-11-2021
    • Time:Refer to the details
    • Venue: Hong Kong (Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre)
    The Treasure Box of Love and Death: Obayashi Nobuhiko Film Showcase

    Japanese director Obayashi Nobuhiko, who died in April last year, is probably one of the most difficult audiovisual auteurs to categorise. From experimental films to TV commercials and mainstream features, he has left behind a large number of works with diverse themes in different fields. He is well known for his imaginative visual imageries, while the locations in which his films take place often become “pilgrimage sites” for film buffs.

    Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong and the Japan Foundation, co-presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre, supported by Japan Autumn Festival in Hong Kong - Rediscovering Nippon, Treasure Box of Love and Death: Obayashi Nobuhiko Film Showcase commemorates this magical film artist, screening nine selected features by Obayashi, including four rarely seen works from the 1980s, from which audiences can observe various motifs found in Obayashi’s films: home, playfulness, pacifism and the tragedy of love.

    This programme was postponed from last year’s dates to this year due to the pandemic. With the programme taking place this year, there will be three more great classics by Obayashi – Emotion, House and Labyrinth of Cinema. Director Obayashi’s daughter, Obayashi Chigumi, will also attend a talk virtually to meet the audience and chat about her father’s film journey. This talk will be moderated by Variety’s Asia Chief Film Critic and curator for the Tokyo and Vancouver international film festivals, Maggie Lee. Also, Veteran film critic Cheng Chuen-wai will attend after-screening talk of The Young and Wild to share his insights on the works of Obayashi. For details, please refer to the attachment.

    Screening Date & Time
    6/11/2021 (Sat) 2:30pm Emotion + The Ruined City
    6/11/2021 (Sat) 7:30pmThe Strange Couple
    7/11/2021 (Sun) 2pm House
    7/11/2021 (Sun) 4pm Four Sisters
    7/11/2021 (Sun) 7:30pm The Young and Wild (with an after-screening talk)
    9/11/2021 (Tue) 7:30pm Seven Weeks
    10/11/2021 (Wed) 7:30pm Hanagatami
    21/11/2021 (Sun) 2pm Labyrinth of Cinema
    21/11/2021 (Sun) 5:35pm Talk: A Conversation with Obayashi Chigumi#
    (Please click on the film title for further details)

    Venue (All screenings)
    Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre

    Tickets are available at URBTIX now!

    Ticket Price: $85/ $68*

    *20% off discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis.
    *20% off for HKAC Individual members & HKAC BEE. Discount is only available at the URBTIX Sales Counters, members must present a valid membership card upon purchase.
    *20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.
    Package discount:
    Each purchase of standard tickets of all 8 screenings at discounted price: $476 per package

    20% off for each purchase of standard tickets of "Talk with Obayashi Chigumi; moderated by Maggie Lee" and any 1 or more screenings

    #Ticket Price of "Talk: A Conversation with Obayashi Chigumi": $40

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    The following measures will be implemented for screenings, to combat the prevailing threat of Novel Coronavirus:

    • All audience must wear face masks
    • No smoking, eating and drinking. Unauthorised photo-taking, audio and/or video recording is strictly forbidden
    • Cinema staff have the right to deny the admission of any person with temperature higher than 37.5°C

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