In March we explore the influence of Hong Kong filmmakers on one of global cinema's most enduring genres with an explosive season of crime films.
From noir-tinged thrillers and tales of hardnosed gangsters, to entertainingly comic capers, there is much more to Hong Kong’s take on the crime film than stereotypical images of triad gang members wielding machetes on the neon-lit streets of Kowloon (though there may be some machete wielding going on if you’re getting worried!). Well, with a city of 7.2 million people, you’re bound to get a few bad apples… right?
Through a combination of influential films like Wong Kar Wai’s As Tears Go By (Sun 6 March), cult movies such as Jackie Chan’s Police Story (Sun 20 March), forgotten gems from the archives – who remembers John Woo’s 1977 slapstick comedy Pilferers' Progress? (Sun 13 March) – as well as the latest in Hong Kong crime with Dante Lam’s That Demon Within (Sun 27 March), come and revel in some of the greatest crime films ever made.
Crime: Hong Kong Style is curated by Andy Willis (Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford and Senior Visiting Curator: Film at HOME) and presented by HOME, Manchester with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery. This season is also supported by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London.
Tickets: £6.50 full / £4.50 concessions and 24 and under. Get £1.00 off dishes over £7.00 in the Café/Bar on the same day with your ticket.