CRIME: 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.  

From noir-tinged 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, London. 

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