Sun 3 Nov 1.00pm
DIGIBETA, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 95 MINUTES, HONG KONG, CANTONESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/ACTION DIRECTOR: WU PANG
King Kong escapes to earth from the celestial zoo and goes on a rampage in human form (with the shape-changing assistance of a divine charm). As Kong leaves death and destruction in his wake, Qing official Cheung Chungkai pleads with the gods to deal with him — but to no avail, until finally the Goddess of Mercy steps in to sort out the beast, and then the neglectful immortals.
This film screens as part of the ‘Action, Hong Kong Style’ film program at GOMA Cinema from 6 September until 8 November 2013.
‘Action, Hong Kong Action’ Film Program
Celebrating unique popular action genres, 'Action, Hong Kong Style' is a landmark retrospective of 70 films that traces the genesis of Hong Kong's highly influential action cinema. The program ranges from early wuxia swordplay films with their Chinese opera roots to the Shaw Brothers' productions and the new kung-fu cinema of the 1970s, to the 'bullet ballet' of the 1980s and 1990s, associated with John Woo and Johnnie To, and beyond to the present day. It profiles cult films and figures, such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Sammo Hung, as well as showcasing lesser known films and actors deserving of broader recognition. A special focus will be presented on Wong Fei-hung, the historical martial arts hero whose life has been adapted to film more often than any comparable figure. Recent cinematic attention to wing chun kung-fu master Ip Man is also profiled through the inclusion of a number of high-impact features.
'Action, Hong Kong Style' points to the extraordinary reach of signature Hong Kong styles and stars worldwide. This in-depth curated program offers audiences a rare opportunity to appreciate spectacular action choreography and breathtaking physical feats on the big screen, and features recent digital restorations, as well as archival and distributor film prints from around the world.
Audi GOMA Bar open from 5pm for Friday and Saturday screenings.
Adult $10.50Concession/Child $8.50*Members $7.50**Prices include a $1.50 qtix booking fee *Valid pensioner, seniors or FT student card required. Child 2-12 years, under 2 years free**Valid QAGOMA Member or Foundation card required
Purchase 5 tickets to this film at the checkout, or 5 tickets to multiple ‘Action, Hong Kong Style’ films.
Adult $43.50Concession/Child $35.50Member $31.50