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    The Treasure Box of Love and Death: Obayashi Nobuhiko Film Showcase - The Strange Couple

    Event Registration # : 200070

    Category: Movies

    • Event Entities:
      Presenter: Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, The Japan Foundation Co-Presenter: Hong Kong Arts Centre
    • Date:19-12-2020
    • Time:15:30
    • Venue: Hong Kong (Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre )
    【Notice for The Treasure Box of Love and Death: Obayashi Nobuhiko Film Showcase】
    In comply with the latest Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) requirements, all screenings on 12 – 20 December of Obayashi Nobuhiko Film Showcase will be cancelled. (If other arrangements are to be made, details will be announced later.)
    All tickets can be refunded. You can follow this link for the Refund Application Form – https://bit.ly/33vH8AB .

    Please retain a photocopy of the completed and signed Refund Application Form and the original ticket(s) (both front and back) for record and future reference. Should any original documents be lost in the refund process and the applicant fails to provide the above for reference, refund would not be processed.
    Refund Application Forms that are not signed will not be processed.

    Please MAIL the completed and signed Refund Application Form and the original ticket(s) to the Hong Kong Arts Centre office’s address below BY 28 December 2020:
    Moving Image Dept.
    8/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre
    2 Harbour Road
    Wan Chai
    Hong Kong

    Upon receipt of the complete and accurate refund information and original ticket(s), the Hong Kong Arts Centre will refund the ticket amount(s) by mailing a cheque to the audience member.
    For any enquiries, please contact Hong Kong Arts Centre via email bcheung@hkac.org.hk
    We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your understanding.

    The Strange Couple

    Nominated for Best Director and Best Art Direction, Japan Academy Film Prize 1989

    “Let’s live on with patience although our dream is broken.”

    Date & Time: 19/12/2020 (Sat) 3:30pm
    Japan | 1988 | 108 mins | In Japanese with English subtitles | 16mm | Colour

    Debt collector Murota lives with his wife Yuko in a small town by the sea, but following the release of their childhood friend from jail and his rejoining of the yakuza, the relationship between Murota and Yuko undergoes a subtle change. At this time, a cinema by the seaside prepares for its last movie show. Adapted from a manga by Yamasaki Juzo, Obayashi Nobuhiko used Agfa film to shoot this film, creating a colourful palette rarely seen in Japanese films by capturing trains running in the middle of a busy city, as well as the dirty and haphazard small houses along the coast, portraying an atmosphere of Onomichi city that is at once absurd and unique. The film within a film interspersed throughout is Lily from Shanghai (Shima Koji, 1953), and Obayashi even convinced that film’s leading man to come out of retirement to play a part, forming an interesting filmic dialogue.


    Tickets are now available at URBTIX!
    Individual tickets: $80 / $64*
    Tickets package: $350 (Includes 1 ticket each of the 6 screenings)


    *20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.

    *20% off discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.

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    【The Treasure Box of Love and Death: Obayashi Nobuhiko Film Showcase】
    Date: 12-20/12/2020
    Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre


    Presented by Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong and The Japan Foundation
    Co-presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre
    Supported by Japan Autumn Festival in Hong Kong - Rediscovering Nippon

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