A Better Tomorrow - 100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies

2015-02-21 19:00 - 2015-04-12 15:35

A Better Tomorrow - 100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies

When: 21 Feb 2015 Sat 19:00
Where: Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive

When: 12 Apr 2015 Sun 14:00
Where: Broadway Cinematheque

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A remake of Lung Kong's Story of a Discharged Prisoner, John Woo's masterpiece is widely recognized as a pioneer in the heroic bloodshed genre and a true essential in Hong Kong cinema. Retaining Lung's concept of the tragic hero, the script (co-written by Woo) defies the cliche of the fallen hero rising up once more by telling the tragic story of Mark (Chow Yun-fat) and Ho (Ti Lung), two fallen gangsters who are beaten down and live the rest of their lives merely trying to survive another day.

Though a glorified depiction of loyalty and brotherhood in the underworld, the film also doesn't shy away from showing the violent betrayals within it. An influential work that created a whole generation of young men dressed in trench coats and sunglasses, A Better Tomorrow is the perfect hybrid of romanticism and tragedy in action cinema.


Dir: John Woo
Scrs: John Woo, Chan Hing-kai, Leung Suk-wah
Prod Co: Cinema City
Cast: Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung, Chow Yun-fat, Waise Lee, Emily Chu
1986 / Colour / 35mm / Cantonese / Chi & Eng Subtitles / 95min


Tips: Post-screening talk with Honkaz Fung. Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.


Ticketing Enquiries: 852-27349009
Internet Booking: urbtix
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 852-21115999
Programme Enquiries: 852-27342900


Hong Kong Film Archive
Tickets: $40
Tel: 852-27392139
Add: 50 Lei King Road, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong

Broadway Cinematheque
Tickets: $60
Tel: 852-23880002
Add: Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, KLN, Hong Kong


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