In its aim to support the art of independent Hong Kong cinema and show it to audiences the Hong Kong Arts Centre in the years of its 20th anniversary again has designed a program promoting visions and voices of this particular kind of cinema.

As one of its first entries the program features “Our Youth in Taiwan”, a documentary directed by Fu Yue, about youth in Taiwan,and their drive towards freedom, their will to make their dreams come true and how their plan became a part of Taiwanese history.

All information concerning booking you can find here.

“Independently Yours x Elemental Dynamite” is a section dealing with the art of animation, its history, use of technology and its socio-cultural context. Featuring a retrospective of the works of director Nobuhiro Aihara as well as two other program presenting the range and relevance of animation audiences will surely find many items of interest.

All information concerning booking can be found here.

“Commercials cross over – A world without borders” offers many individual programs regarding the subject of advertisements, their design and the craft behind them. Besides showing the positive aspects of a product the individual ads from Asia as well as all over the world show a large variety of ideas and styles.

All information concerning booking can be found here.

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Ever since I watched Takeshi Kitano's "Hana-Bi" for the first time (and many times after that) I have been a cinephile. While much can be said about the technical aspects of film, coming from a small town in Germany, I cherish the notion of art showing its audience something which one does normally avoid, neglect or is unable to see for many different reasons. Often the stories told in films have helped me understand, discover and connect to something new which is a concept I would like to convey in the way I talk and write about films. Thus, I try to include some info on the background of each film as well as a short analysis (without spoilers, of course), an approach which should reflect the context of a work of art no matter what genre, director or cast. In the end, I hope to pass on my joy of watching film and talking about it.