New Releases Midnight in Paris (IIB) (English and French) See review on this page. Contagion (IIB) See review on this page. Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below (I) (Japanese) Animated film about a spirited young girl who has been forced to grow up quickly due to the loss of her father. Not reviewed. Love in Space (IIA) (Putonghua and Cantonese) Aaron Kwok Fu-shing, Eason Chan Yik-shun and Rene Liu Ruo-ying head an ensemble romantic comedy revolving around a mother and her three grown daughters, all of whom are successful in everything except love. Not reviewed. One Day (IIA) Romantic drama following a man and a woman who meet on the day of their college graduation in 1988 that shows them each subsequent year meeting for a romantic tryst. Starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Not reviewed. Treasure Hunt (IIA) (Cantonese) Wong Jing's comedy about a film crew (headed by Cecilia Cheung Pak-chi and Ronald Cheng Chung-kei) out to shoot a milk powder ad on a deserted island who run into trouble in the form of bad guys looking for treasure on the same island. CT General Releases 1+1 (I) (Cantonese) Short film about a man and his granddaughter whose home will be torn down by the government to make way for a railway route to be constructed through their village. Mo Lai Yan-chi directs. Not reviewed. 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 Bad Teacher (IIB) Cameron Diaz stars in a comedy centring on an irresponsible junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her fiance, decides to woo a rich and handsome colleague (Justin Timberlake). 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. 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. 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. CT Horrible Bosses (IIB) Crime comedy about three friends who hire a 'murder consultant' to help them kill their horrible bosses. LKW Jane Eyre (IIA) Cary Koji Fukunaga's adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's romantic novel about a young governess (Mia Wasikowska) who falls for her brooding employer (Michael Fassbender), then discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret. CT Kylie 3D: Aphrodite Les Folies - Live in London (IIA) Steroscopic film of a Kylie Minogue concert that took place at London's O2 Arena. 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. Larry Crowne (IIA)Tom Hanks stars in, co-writes and directs a rom-com about a middle-aged man who reinvents himself by going to community college after losing his job. LKW Life in a Day (IIA) (various languages) Documentary shot on a single day - July 24, 2010 - that enlisted the global community to capture a moment of their lives on camera. CT Overheard 2 (IIB) (Cantonese) Alan Mak Siu-fai and Felix Chong Man-keung's 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 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (IIA) Latest in a series of sci-fi actioners pitting apes against humans revolves around a chimpanzee, made extra intelligent after his exposure to a drug that will cure Alzheimer's disease, who rises up to lead his species to freedom. RJH 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 Summer Love Love (IIB) (Cantonese and Putonghua) Romantic comedy revolving around three bachelors who decide to look for love on Hainan Island. CT The Tree of Life (IIA) Terrence Malick's epic drama about a man (Sean Penn) whose life is shaped by his childhood in the 1960s. 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 Week of Polish Cinema - Polish Film Festival Consulate General of the Republic of Poland presents a programme of five Polish films, including the following two. Until Sept 9. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 in a punk band whose dream of 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. 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 film. Until Sept 30. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$20 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900 The Merdeka Bridge Melodrama set in Singapore about a kind-hearted singer (Patricia Lam Fung) who is forced into prostitution by her brother. Mak Kay also stars. Sept 9, 11am, HK Film Archive. 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. Until 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 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 on a holiday, and a longer film in which he plays a good-natured tramp who befriends an abandoned child (Jackie Coogan). Silent with music and English intertitles. Sept 9, 7.30pm, 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 who dreams about becoming 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. Silent with music and English intertitles. Sept 10, 5pm, HK Film Archive, Sept 17, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum. 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 10, 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 11, 2.30pm, HK Space Museum. Our Hospitality Buster Keaton directs (with Jack Blystone) and stars in a comedy about a New Yorker who falls for a woman while on the train heading down South to take care of some family business, only to belatedly discover that her family has a vendetta against his. Also starring Natalie Talmadge. Silent with music and English intertitles. Sept 11, 5pm, HK Space Museum, Sept 17, 2.30pm, HK Film Archive. Seven Chances Buster Keaton directs and stars in a comedy about a man who discovers he has to marry by 7pm that day in order to receive a large inheritance from his deceased grandfather. Silent with music and English intertitles. Sept 11, 7.30pm, HK Space Museum, Sept 18, 4.30pm, HK Film Archive. Safety Last! Harold Lloyd stars in this comedy about a nutty country bumpkin who finds himself in a situation in which he has to climb up a tall building. Silent with music and English intertitles. Sept 17, 5pm, HK Film Archive, Sept 25, 7.30pm, HK Science Museum. Four Characters: A Tribute to Lee Hong-kum, Helena Law Lan, Lui Ming and Wang Lai The Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a programme of 16 films showcasing the four character actors, including the following five films. Until Sept 13. HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho, HK$30 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 2900 Bullets Over Summer Wilson Yip Wai-shun's crime drama revolving around two police detectives (Francis Ng Chun-yu and Louis Koo Tin-lok) who slowly but surely immerse themselves into a neighbourhood community after they commandeer a kindly but senile old woman (Helena Law Lan)'s flat for a prolonged stake out in a bid to net a major criminal and his gang. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. Sept 11, 2pm, HK Film Archive. Many Aspects of Love Tso Kea's adaptation of Zhang Henshui's romance melodrama revolving around pairings and triangles involving one good man, two bad guys and two good women. In Cantonese. Sept 11, 4.30pm, HK Film Archive. Her Tender Heart Melodrama about a woman (Wang Lai) who abandoned her husband (Wang Yin) and daughter (Lucilla You Min) but returns years later to try to re-establish ties with the girl. In Mandarin. Sept 13, 2pm, HK Film Archive. Beware of the Husband Helena Law Lan stars in this comedy about a maid who counsels a woman who suspects her husband is cheating on her, only to find that her own husband also is unfaithful. In Cantonese. Sept 13, 4.30pm, HK Film Archive. Pushing Hands Ang Lee's drama revolving around a Taiwanese retiree (Lung Sihung) whose move to New York to stay with his son and American daughter-in-law results in cultural clashes and relational adjustments. In Mandarin and English with Chinese subtitles. Sept 13, 7pm, HK Film Archive. Classical in Cinema Music Art & Film Culture Promotion Association of HK presents a HD programme of classical music concerts and operas including 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 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 Der Ring des Nibelungen - Das Rheingold Film of the performance in the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia of the opening section of Richard Wagner's epic opera cycle centring on the battle for a ring made of gold from the river Rhine that grants its wearer the power to rule the universe (but only if he or she renounces love). In German with Chinese and English subtitles. Sept 11, 7pm, Palace IFC. How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? Documentary tracing the rise of British architect Norman Foster and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. In English. Sept 11, 7.30pm, Sept 21-22, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free. Inquiries: 2913 5100 A Lean Night 2011 - Fresh! The HK Arts Centre presents a continuing programme of films made in the first decade of this century, including the following two films. Sept 16-25. HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$50 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0273 All About Lily Chou Chou Shunji Iwai's drama about youngsters, including a boy bullied at his high school, who seek sanctuary, even salvation, through a pop star and websites devoted to her. In Japanese with English subtitles. Sept 16, 24, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre. Fish Tank Andrea Arnold's drama about a 15-year-old girl (Katie Jarvis) whose life is irrevocably changed after her single mother brings home a new boyfriend. In English with Chinese and English subtitles. Sept 17, 7.30pm, Sept 25, 2.30pm, HK Arts Centre. 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 about a young peasant woman (Nastassja Kinski) who attracts the attention of two men from different social classes. In English with Chinese and English subtitles. 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 A Matter of Life and Death David Niven stars in a romantic drama about a second world war bomber pilot who falls in love with a US radio operator (Kim Hunter) but then is told that heaven has made an error and he actually should not be alive. In English with English subtitles. Sept 17, 7pm, HK Film Archive.