Freer and Sackler Galleries Presents: 22nd Annual Film Festival, “Made in Hong Kong”

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7월 7일, 스미소니언 프리어, 새클러 갤러리 22주년을 맞아 필름 페스티벌이 열린다. 이번 필름 페스티벌은 스미소니언과 중국 경제 무역성이 공동 주최하여 오는 7월 14일부터 8월 6일까지 최근 1997년 작품 “Made in Hong Kong” 을 비롯한 홍콩에서 흥행한 영화를 미국인들에게 선보이는 기회를 갖게 된다. 첫번째 영화 상영에 앞선 시사회에서 “Mad World” 의 연출과 작가가 출연하여 직접 영화에 대한 간략한 설명과 함께 비하인드 스토리를 스토리 텔링으로 이끌어 줄 것이라고 스미소니언 프리어. 새클러 담당자는 전한다.
영화는 스미소니언 내셔널 뮤지엄 미국 역사박물관 : 워너 브라더스 영화관에서 열리며, 입장료는 무료다. First Come First Serve 로 먼저 가서 먼저 입장하는 사람에게 우선권이 있다. 주차장은 한정되어 있으니 메트로를 타거나 메트로 버스를 타면 좋을 것으로 보인다. 장소는 컨스티튜션 애비뉴 12가와 14 사이에 있는 스미소니언 미국 역사 박물관 이다.
한 여름, 더위를 식히고 미국의 심장에서 즐기는 홍콩 영화, 7.8월의 여름을 식히기에 충분하다.
This year’s Made in Hong Kong Film Festival lineup includes:
* Mad World, Friday, July 14, 7 p.m.; A former stockbroker is released into the custody of his father after being institutionalized for bipolar disorder. Directed by Wong Chun, Hong Kong, 2016, 101 min., DCP, Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles.
* Trivisa, Sunday, July 16, 1 p.m.; Based on the lives of real Hong Kong gangsters, Trivisaportrays three tales of criminal derring-do played out against the backdrop of the 1997 British transfer of Hong Kong to China. Directed by Jevons Au, Vicky Wong Kai-Kit and Frank Hui, Hong Kong, 2016, 97 min., DCP, Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles.
* Vampire Cleanup Department, Sunday, July 16, 3:30 p.m.; A mild-mannered millennial discovers he is part of a centuries-old organization of vampire hunters, now working undercover as trash collectors. What happens when he falls in love with a particularly cute bloodsucker named Summer? Directed by Hang Chiu and Anthony Yan, Hong Kong, 2017, 93 min., DCP, Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles.
* Three, Sunday, July 23,; 1 p.m. This thriller takes place in a hospital, where a neurosurgeon must treat a gangster with a bullet lodged in his head. The hospitalized criminal may have incriminating information on the ruthless cop who brought him in. Directed by Johnnie To, Hong Kong, 2016, 98 min., DCP, Cantonese with English subtitles.
* Mrs. K, Sunday, July 23, 3:30 p.m.; International film star Kara Wai plays a retired assassin now living comfortably as a housewife. When her past comes back to haunt her, she dusts off her martial arts skills to dispatch a parade of baddies. Directed by Ho Yuhang, Malaysia/Hong Kong, 2016, 97 min., DCP, Cantonese, Mandarin and Malay with Chinese and English subtitles.

* Soul Mate, Sunday, July 30, 2 p.m.; Actors Zhou Dongyu and Ma Sichun deliver intense performances as high school friends who fall in love with the same boy. Years later, old wounds are reopened when one of them publishes a novel based on their lives. Directed by Derek Tsang, China, 2016, 110 min., DCP, Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles.

The final weekend of the festival features three classic films made after Hong Kong’s transfer from Great Britain to China in 1997:

*Kung Fu Hustle, Friday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.; Featuring a cast of legendary Hong Kong action stars, this film pits the ragtag denizens of a rundown slum against the ruthless Axe Gang. A nonstop series of action sequences is fueled by outrageous special effects. Directed by Stephen Chow, Hong Kong, 2004, 99 min., 35mm, Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles.
* Beast Cops, Sunday, Aug. 6, 1 p.m.; Famed for its final fight scene, Beast Cops is credited with breathing new life into the cops versus triads genre. Anthony Wong stars as a corrupt cop forced to work under a new straitlaced boss. Directed by Gordon Chan and Dante Lam, Hong Kong, 1998, 110 min., DCP, Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles.
* Made in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 6, 3:30 p.m.; The first independent Hong Kong film made after the 1997 British transfer to China, this “intoxicating drama about teenage alienation” (BBC) depicts a rarely seen view of the city. Presented in a 4K digital restoration created by the Udine Far East Film Festival under the supervision of director Fruit Chan. Hong Kong, 1997, 109 min., DCP, Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles. A special press kit for Made in Hong Kong is available to the media upon request.
All films will be screened at the National Museum of American History’s Warner Bros. Theater at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W., americanhistory.si.edu/visit/getting-here.

The Made in Hong Kong Film Festival is free and open to the public. Admission is first come, first served. Auditorium doors open 30 minutes before show time. Visit freersackler.si.edu/films for full descriptions, schedule updates and admission policies.

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