New Releases Jane Eyre (IIA) See review on this page. Bad Teacher (IIB) See review on this page. 3 Idiots (IIA) (Hindi, Urdu and English) Raju Hirani's Bollywood comedy about two friends (R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi) who embark on a journey to find their lost buddy (Aamir Khan). CT Battle Royale 3D (III) (Japanese) Stereoscopic version of Kinji Fukasaku's ultraviolent 2000 action drama set in a time during which a beleaguered government randomly chooses a class of school students and forces them to kill one another in a cruel game of survival. Not reviewed. Laddaland (IIB) (Thai) Horror thriller centring on a father's struggles to keep his family together in a beautiful, large new home that happens to be located within a haunted housing development. Sophon Sakdaphisit directs. Not reviewed. General Releases Cars 2 (I) (Cantonese and English versions) John Lasseter's animated adventure comedy has racecar star Lightning McQueen and his tow truck pal Mater heading outside the US to compete in the World Grand Prix race. CT Cowboys and Aliens (IIA) Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford star in a sci-fi action thriller in which cowboys and other 19th-century Arizona residents battle space aliens intent on invading earth. Jon Favreau directs. CT Final Destination 5 (III) Fifth instalment of the horror franchise sees a group of co-workers involved in a suspension-bridge collapse trying to beat the odds and cheat death. CT The Fortune Buddies (IIA) (Cantonese) Cameo-studded comedy about three friends who work various jobs in order to raise enough money so that one of them can get married. Not reviewed. Horrible Bosses (IIB) Crime comedy about three friends who hire a 'murder consultant' to help them kill their horrible bosses. LKW Larry Crowne (IIA) Tom Hanks stars in, co-writes and directs a romantic drama-comedy about a middle-aged man who reinvents himself by going to community college after losing his job. Also starring Julia Roberts. LKW Overheard 2 (IIB) (Cantonese) Crime thriller revolving around a highflying stockbroker (Lau Ching-wan) who a cop (Louis Koo Tin-lok) discovers is being put under surveillance by a mysterious man (Daniel Wu Yin-cho). YT The Smurfs (I) (Cantonese and English versions) Hybrid live-action and animated family comedy sees the Smurfs getting chased by an evil wizard out of their village and into New York City. CT Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Putonghua and English) (IIA) Wayne Wang's adaptation of Lisa See's twin tale of sisterly love in olden and present-day China. PF Summer Love Love (IIB) (Cantonese and Putonghua) Romantic comedy revolving around three bachelors who decide to look for love on Hainan Island. CT Wasao (I) (Cantonese and Japanese versions) Drama based on a true story of an abandoned Akita dog that befriends the owner of a squid restaurant. CT The Whistleblower (IIB) Political thriller about a UN peacekeeping contractor in Bosnia thrust into an international scandal involving human trafficking and sex slavery. CT Art House He's Bad ... Mak Kay The Leisure and Cultural Services Department present a programme of five films starring 1960s Cantonese cinema actor Mak Kay, including the following two. Sept 2-30. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900 The Prodigal's Return Melodrama about a porcelain portraitist (Patrick Lung Kong) whose drug addiction causes his family problems. Also starring Mak Kay. In Cantonese. Sept 2, 11am, HK Film Archive. The Merdeka Bridge Melodrama set in Singapore and revolving around a kind-hearted singer (Patricia Lam Fung) who is forced into prostitution by her brother. Also starring Mak Kay. Sept 9, 11am, HK Film Archive. Jumping Frames Dance Video Festival City Contemporary Dance Company presents an international dance video showcase, including the following six film programmes. Until Sept 5. Broadway Cinematheque, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei; HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST; and Palace IFC, Podium Level 1, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central, HK$60 Urbtix (for HK Space Museum screenings) and HK$75-HK$120 cinema.com.hk (for other screenings). Inquiries: 2329 7803 Dance Short Films from Worldwide Programme of 10 short films including: Match, centring on two muscular dancers engaging in body-to-body combat in Dublin's Croke Park; and There Is A Place, in which Tibetan dancer-choreographer Sang Jijia travels to the Scottish Highlands to collaborate with screendance artists Katrina McPherson and Simon Fildes. No dialogue. Sept 2, 7.20pm, HK Space Museum. Amelia Canadian choreographer Edouard Lock's dance film in which his La La La Human Steps company's dancers explore the use of point technique via extended intertwining solos, complex partnering sequences and extreme speed. No dialogue. Sept 2, 8.50pm, HK Space Museum. O, Kind God! Gianni Di Capua's documentary about the late Butoh dance master Kazuo Ohno who was still dancing when he was 95-years-old. In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles. Sept 3, 7pm, HK Space Museum. Cinematic Portrayal of Life's Emotions Programme of three dance videos: The Nightingale (no dialogue), about post-war tragic romance; Car Men (no dialogue), a tribute to classic comedies; and Body of War (in English with Chinese and English subtitles) an exploration of the depths of the human psyche. Sept 3, 8.40pm, HK Space Museum. Maurice Lai, Local Dance Video Director Five dance videos directed by Maurice Lai of works choreographed by Yuri Ng Yue-lit, Ong Yong Lock, Chou Shu-yi and Noel Pong Chi-kwan. No dialogue. Sept 4, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum. Nijinsky by Xing Liang Feature film in which City Contemporary Dance Company resident artist Xing Liang enters into a soul-searching discourse via dance with famed ballet dancer-choreographer Vaslav Ninjinsky (1890-1950) across space and time. No dialogue. Sept 5, 8pm, Palace IFC. Repertory Cinema 2011: Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a programme of 27 films starring Charles Spencer 'Charlie' Chaplin (1889-1977), Buster Keaton (1895-1966) and Harold Lloyd (1893-1971), including the following 14 films. Sept 2-Oct 23. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900 A Dog's Life + Shoulder Arms + Sunnyside Triple bill of short films that have Charlie Chaplin respectively playing a tramp who struggles with his dog companion to survive in the city, a boot camp private who goes on a mission behind enemy lines and a farm worker whose bliss is disrupted by the arrival of a city slicker. Silent with music and English intertitles. Sept 2, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive, Sept 10, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum. A Day's Pleasure + The Kid Double bill of Charlie Chaplin films comprising a short film in which he plays the head of a household, taking his family of four out on vacation, and a longer film in which he plays a good-natured tramp who befriends an abandoned child. Silent with music and English intertitles. Sept 3, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive, Sept 9, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum. One Week + The Goat + The Play House Triple bill of short films that have Buster Keaton respectively playing one half of a newlywed couple given a portable house that purportedly can be assembled in one week, a man who gets mistaken for a murderous outlaw and everyone in a theatre simultaneously (through multiple exposures) as part of a dream sequence. Silent with English intertitles. Sept 3, 5pm, HK Film Archive, Sept 11, 2.30pm, HK Space Museum. The Idle Class + The Pilgrim Double bill of Charlie Chaplin films in which he plays both an alcoholic rich man spending his days alone at a resort hotel and a tramp who stumbles by accident into the hotel's masquerade ball in one, and a fugitive mistaken for a pastor in the other. Silent with music and English intertitles. Sept 4, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive, Sept 18, 8pm, HK Science Museum. The Boat + Cops + Sherlock Jnr Triple bill of Buster Keaton films respectively revolving around a man whose plans to build a boat for his family to cruise in results in disaster, a man who ends up being chased by all the policemen of a town and a film projectionist with dreams to be the great detective Sherlock Holmes. Silent with English intertitles (The Boat and Cops) and also with music (Sherlock Jnr.). Sept 10, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive, Sept 23, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum. Three Ages Buster Keaton directs (with Edward F. Cline) and stars in a comedy with segments set in the Stone Age, Roman Empire and the 1920s - all with stories of a man's bid to best his rivals in order to get the girl. Silent with music and English intertitles. Sept 10, 5pm, HK Film Archive, Sept 17, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum. Bodyguard Salman Khan stars in the third remake of Siddique's romantic actioner centring on a man who gets assigned to guard the beautiful college student daughter (Kareena Kapoor) of a wealthy and powerful tycoon. In Hindi with English subtitles. Sept 2, 9.30pm, Golden Gateway, G/F The Gateway, 25 Canton Rd, TST; Sept 3, 9.30pm, Grand Ocean, Ocean Centre, 3 Canton Rd, TST; and Sept 4, 5.30pm, GH Whampoa, L2 Whampoa Plaza, Whampoa Garden, 7 Tak On St, Hung Hom, HK$120-HK$180. Inquiries: 2366 7725 Classical in Cinema Music Art & Film Culture Promotion Association of HK presents a HD programme of classical music concerts and operas including following three HD films. 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 www.amccinemas.com.hk (for AMC Pacific Place), www2.cinema.com.hk (for Broadway cinemas), 2377 2100 (for Grand Ocean) and HK Ticketing (for The Podium). Inquiries: 6336 3595 Aida Film of the production of Giuseppe Verdi's opera about an Ethiopian princess bought into slavery in Egypt who becomes torn between her family and an Egyptian general she loves that was performed against the backdrop of Switzerland's Lake Constance at the Bregenz Festival. In Italian with Chinese and English subtitles. Sept 3, also Nov 5, 7pm, The Podium, Cyberport 2. Karajan Memorial Concert on his 100th Birthday Film of a concert at Vienna's Musikverein during which Seiji Ozawa conducts German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Berliner Philharmoniker playing works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and J.S. Bach. Sept 4, 7pm, The Podium, Cyberport 2. Romeo et Juliette Film of the Salzburg Festival production of Charles Gounod's operatic adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragic romantic story about two star-crossed lovers (tenor Rolando Villazon and soprano Nino Machaidze). Yannick N?zet-Seguin conducts the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg and Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor. In French with Chinese and English subtitles. Sept 4, 7pm, Palace IFC. From Novel to Film 2 - Critics' Choice 2011 The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a programme of six film adaptations of novels, including the following film. Until Oct 16. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho; HK Science Museum, 2 Science Museum Rd, TST East; and HK Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900 Tess Roman Polanski's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Victorian tale of a farm woman (Nastassja Kinski) who attracts the attention of two men from different social classes. In English with Chinese and English subtitles. Sept 3, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive, Sept 17, 2.30pm, HK Science Museum. Restored Treasures The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a continuing series of movies that have undergone restoration work, including the following film. Ongoing. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2901 Black Narcissus Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's drama centring on a group of nuns sent to establish a new convent in the Himalayas who are disturbed by a number of incidents that lead to self-doubt, envy and madness. Starring Deborah Kerr. In English with English subtitles. Sept 4, 2pm, also Sept 18, 7pm, HK Film Archive. Week of Polish Cinema - Polish Film Festival Consulate General of the Republic of Poland presents the following programme of five Polish films. Sept 5-9. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org Venice Jan Jakub Kolski's drama based on a series of short stories by Polish writer Wlodzimierz Odojewski that detail the coming of age of an 11-year-old Polish boy who dreams of going to the Italian city of Venice. In Polish with English subtitles. Sept 5, 7.30pm, HK Film Archive. Zero Action drama chronicling an intricate set of interlocking stories involving several individuals whose lives get irreversibly changed over the course of one day in Warsaw. In Polish with English subtitles. Sept 6, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre. Mall Girls Drama following a lonely teenager whose trip to a mall with a trio of slutty fellow schoolmates leads her to abandon her well-meaning ways and more. Katarzyna Roslaniec directs. In Polish with English subtitles. Sept 7, 7,30pm, HK Arts Centre. Reverse Borys Lankosz's largely set in early 1950s Poland drama, revolving around a single woman named Sabina (Agata Buzek), her mother, her eccentric grandmother and a mysterious man who enters their lives after rescuing Sabina from muggers one evening. In Polish with English subtitles. Sept 8, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre. All That I Love Jacek Borcuch's drama, set during the 1981 uprisings in Poland, about four teenagers whose dream of their punk band performing at a summer music festival gets them inadvertently involved in political protests. In Polish with English subtitles. Sept 9, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre.