Hong Kong Style
CRIME: Hong Kong Style is an explosive new
season of crime films from Hong Kong presented by HOME, Manchester and
screening at the Showroom
from March to April 2016.
thrillers, to tales of hardnosed gangsters, to entertainingly comic capers,
this season will show that 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 will be some machete wielding going
on if you’re getting worried.
The season will also look
at the influence of Hong Kong filmmakers on one of global cinema's most enduring
genres, and in doing so ensure that CRIME: Hong Kong Style excites,
entertains and educates audiences.
The programme will
offer a combination of stone cold classics such as Infernal Affairs,
cult movies such as Jackie Chan’s Police Story, forgotten gems from
the archives – who remembers John Woo’s 1977 slapstick comedy Pilferers'
Progress? - and, with premieres of Dante Lam’s That Demon
Within and the legendary Ringo Lam’s Wild City, the
latest releases from some of the world’s most revered and stylish directors.
Tour curated by Andy
Willis (Reader in Film Studies at the University of Salford and Senior Visiting
Curator: Film at HOME) and produced by Rachel Hayward, Programme Manager: Film,
assisted by Jessie Gibbs, CRIME: Hong
Kong Style Project Coordinator for HOME.
CRIME: Hong Kong Style tours the UK from
February 2016 – April 2016
CRIME: Hong Kong Style is produced 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,