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Film

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 November, 2011, 12:00am

New Releases

Drive (III)

See review on this page.

Let's Go! (IIB) (Cantonese)

See review on this page.

The First Grader (IIA) (English and Kikuyu)

Biographical drama about an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. CT

I Don't Know How She Does It (IIA)

Sarah Jessica Parker stars in a comedy about a woman who must juggle the roles of wife, mother and successful career woman. Not reviewed.

The Killer Who Never Kills (IIB) (Mandarin, Taiwanese and Cantonese)

Jam Hsiao Jing-teng stars in this romantic comedy about an 'assassin' whose modus operandi is to fake the deaths of his targets and give them new identities. Not reviewed.

General Releases

3 Idiots (IIA) (Hindi, Urdu and English)

Raju Hirani's Bollywood comedy about two friends who embark on a journey to find their lost buddy (Aamir Khan). CT

Crazy Stupid Love (IIA)

Romantic comedy about a man (Steve Carell) whose life unravels while he deals with a marital crisis and tries to manage his relationship with his children. Not reviewed.

Dream House (IIA)

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz star in a horror-thriller about a family who learn of a brutal crime committed against former residents of their seemingly idyllic new home. LKW

In Time (IIB)

Sci-fi-action-thriller about a man (Justin Timberlake) who teams up with a young heiress (Amanda Seyfried) to destroy the corrupt system in a future where time is money - literally. Not reviewed.

Life Without Principle (IIB) (Cantonese)

Johnnie To Kei-fung's crime drama follows a gangster, a bank officer and a policeman on one chaotic day, their desperate scramble for cash leading each of them to make choices that could lead them - and others - to ruin. PF

Real Steel (IIA)

Hugh Jackman stars in a sci-fi action drama centring on a washed-up ex-boxer turned promoter who feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. CT

Sleepwalker in 3-D (IIB) (Cantonese and Putonghua)

Oxide Pang Chun's horror thriller about a sleepwalking woman (Lee Sinje) who is considered a suspect in her ex-husband's murder. Not reviewed.

Starry Starry Night (IIA) (Mandarin)

Tom Lin Shu-yu's adaptation of Jimmy Liao Fu-bin's coming-of-age love story revolving around a lonely young girl (Josie Xu Jiao) and a similarly lonely boy she befriends. LKW

The Three Musketeers 3-D (IIA)

Paul W.S. Anderson's action-comedy reimagining of Alexander Dumas' literary classic has D'Artagnan working together with three Musketeers to defeat a double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne. CT

Tower Heist (IIA)

Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy star in Brett Ratner's comedy caper about a group of men who conspire to rob a wealthy businessman after discovering they're victims of his Ponzi scheme. Not reviewed.

You are the Apple of My Eye (IIB) (Mandarin)

Giddens Ko Ching-teng's adaptation of his autobiographical coming-of-age novel about a mischievous high school student, his friends and the girl he'll never forget. CT

Art House

HK Asian Film Festival 2011

The HK Asian Film Festival presents a programme of more than 70 films from various parts of Asia, including the following five films. Until Nov 18. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60; Broadway The One, 6-11/F The One, 100 Nathan Rd, TST, HK$65; and Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: www.hkaff.asia

Season of the Sun

Takumi Furukawa's dramatic depiction of a group of high school students' adventures as they drink, sail, and box their way through life. In Japanese with English subtitles. Nov 10, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Kanto Wanderer

Crime drama about a yakuza chief's bodyguard caught in a violent power play by a rival yakuza boss and thrown off guard by an encounter with a dangerous woman from his past. In Japanese with English subtitles. Nov 12, 8pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

Third instalment of the Stray Cat Rock exploitation film series in which the all-female Alleycats gang take on the all-male Eagles gang on the streets of a Tokyo suburb. In Japanese with English subtitles. Nov 12, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Branded to Kill

Seijun Suzuki's comic crime drama about the third best hit man in Japanese organised crime who goes on the run from his employers and the mysterious 'Number One Killer' after he botches a difficult job. In Japanese with English subtitles. Nov 13, 8pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Pigs And Battleships

Shohei Imamura's post-second world war Japan satire revolving around a young yakuza who gets a job supervising the naval base's pig pen, and his girlfriend who is drawn into prostitution in her effort to escape the slums. In Japanese with English subtitles. Nov 13, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque.

Chinese Film Panorama 2011

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department and South China Film Industry Workers Union present a programme of nine Chinese films, including the following six. Until Nov 13. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

Eternal Moment

Li Yapeng and Xu Jinglei star in a three-part anthology film looking at romance and love in contemporary China. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 11, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum.

The Space Dream

China's first film on space exploration gives a dramatised account of aspects such as the training of China's astronauts and the development of its spacecrafts. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 12, 4.30pm, HK Film Archive.

The Law of Attraction

Romantic anthology of four short stories about love and attraction in the city. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 12, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum, Nov 20, 2pm, HK Film Archive.

The Piano in a Factory

Zhang Meng's drama-comedy about a steel factory worker who decides to build a piano after his daughter says during a custody battle that she would choose to live with the parent who can give her a piano. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 13, 2pm, HK Film Archive.

He-Man

Liu Ye stars in a crime drama-actioner about a discharged navy man turned crime-fighting crusader. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 13, 2pm, HK Space Museum, Nov 18, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.

My Spectacular Theatre

Lu Yang's drama about an unemployed young man who gets involved with the running of a cinema for the blind founded by an Alzheimer's sufferer. In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 13, 4.30pm, HK Space Museum.

A Lean Night 2011 - Fresh!

The HK Arts Centre presents another instalment in its continuing programme of films from the first decade of this century, including the following three. Nov 12-19. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0273

Secret SunshineLee Chang-dong's drama about a woman

who wages a personal battle against God after her son's premature death. In Korean with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 12, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

The Mourning Forest

Drama about a caregiver at a small retirement home and one of her patients who get stranded in a forest where they embark on an exhausting and enlightening two-day journey. In Japanese with English subtitles. Nov 12, also 19, 5.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Cristian Mungiu's drama about two university dormitory roommates trying to arrange an illegal abortion in late 1980s communist-ruled Romania. In Romanian with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 12, also 19, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre.

Datong: The Great Society

Evans Chan Yiu-shing's docudrama about Qing dynasty political reformer Kang Youwei who went into exile in Sweden. In Cantonese, Putonghua, English and French with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 12, 5.30pm, Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$75; and Dec 4, 5.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$55 www.cinema.com.hk. Inquiries: 2388 0002

100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies

The HK Film Archive presents a programme of 100 Hong Kong films from 1916 to 1999, including the following film. Until 2014. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

The Seventh Heaven

Ng Wui's film blending social realism and comedy about two men who live amid poor conditions on the rooftop of a seven-story building. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 12, also Nov 22, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive.

HK Jewish Film Festival

The HKJFF Society presents a programme of 21 Jewish films, including the following four films. Nov 12-20. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, HK$80 www.amccinemas.com.hk; and HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: hkjff.org

An Article of Hope

Documentary about Israel's first astronaut and the journey of a miniature Torah scroll that had survived the Holocaust into outer space. In English and Hebrew with English subtitles. Nov 12, 8pm, HK City Hall.

Precious Life

Documentary about Israeli and Palestinian doctors efforts to save the life of a Palestinian baby boy from Gaza who was born without a functioning immune system and requires a bone marrow transplant that can only be done in an Israeli hospital. In Hebrew and Arabic with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 13, 5.10pm, AMC Pacific Place.

Atonement + A Film Unfinished

Double bill comprising: a short film about a secular Jew who explores the meaning of the word 'atonement' with the help of a religious man on Yom Kippur (in Hebrew with English subtitles); and a documentary about an unfinished film that portrays the people behind and in front of the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto, exposing the extent of the cinematic manipulation forever changing the way we look at historic images (in German, Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish and English with English subtitles). Nov 13, 9.40pm, AMC Pacific Place.

Big Blue Lake

Drama about a woman who returns to her home village of Ho Chung to start anew after years of self-exile. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 13, 4.30pm, Nov 16, 23, 30, 7.30pm, Nov 20, 2.30pm, Nov 26, 8.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$60 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0200

Classical in Cinema

Music Art & Film Culture Promotion Association of HK presents a HD programme of classical music concerts and operas including the following HD film. Until January 2012. AMC Pacific Place, L1 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; Broadway The One, 6-11/F The One, 100 Nathan Rd, TST; Grand Ocean, Ocean Centre, 3 Canton Rd, TST; Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central; and The Podium, L4, Cyberport 2, 100 Cyberport Rd, Cyberport. HK$75-HK$190 HK Ticketing (for The Podium) and respective cinemas. Inquiries: 6336 3595

Der Rosenkavalier

Christian Thielemann conducts Renee Fleming, Sophie Koch, Diana Damrau, the Munchner Philharmoniker and Philharmonia Chor Wien performing Richard Strauss' comic opera about love and intrigue in 18th-century Vienna. In German with Chinese and English subtitles. Nov 13, 8pm, Palace IFC.

Master of Versatility: Lee Tit

The HK Film Archive presents a showcase of director Lee Tit's films, including the following one. Until Dec 18. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900

We Want to Live

Thriller about four desperate people who rob the Jockey Club in order to better their lives, only to realise that more problems ensue as a result of their crime. In Cantonese. Nov 13, 4.30pm, HK Film Archive.

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