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Film archive launches '100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies'

Film directors, advisors and academics join Simon Yam (third from left) in launching the "100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies" in Hong Kong.

Heralding Hong Kong’s rich cinematic heritage and widespread global success while celebrating its own 10th anniversary, the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) has launched “100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies.” The new program will feature 100 films from 1916 to 1999, including silent movies, documentaries with historical significance, films of different political views, studio works and independent films, so viewers can experience some of the best movies made in Hong Kong. 

Renowned Hong Kong actor Simon Yam will be the program’s ambassador.

In Hong Kong, film buffs can enjoy these 100 essential movies beginning in October, with the films screened on the second and the fourth Saturdays of each month at the HKFA cinema.

Mr. Yam said that with his more than 20 years of participation in the Hong Kong film industry, he has a deep feeling of both the vitality and enchantment of Hong Kong cinema. The city's outstanding and wonderful films are not only timeless but are the accomplishments of many dedicated filmmakers.

"100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies" aims to change misguided perceptions and give audiences a better understanding and appreciation of Hong Kong cinema's amazing accomplishments. The films were chosen by a panel of six experts well versed in the history of local cinema. The turn of the century was used as a cutoff point.

Detailed program information can be found here.

 


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