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Magnetic Disorder: Film Retrospective of Lina Wermüller – PAID EVENT

Date:

11/03/2022


Magnetic Disorder: Film Retrospective of Lina Wermüller – PAID EVENT

Date: 3 – 25 November

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Tickets are available now at POPTICKET.hk

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Ready for a celebration for the female filmmaker who made history?

Italian Cultural Institute has collaborated with Hong Kong Arts Centre to present a series of works of the legendary filmmaker Lina Wertmüller!

Lina Wertmüller was the first female filmmaker to be nominated for Best Director at the Oscars, but Wertmüller was far from part of the filmmaking establishment. After all, her films were too provocative, too crass, too politically incorrect, and too outspoken. Often blending gender dynamics, sex, class and political ideologies in a volatile mix, Wertmüller’s films burst at the seams with explosive passion, wit and melancholy, refusing to be pigeonholed into genre and ideological borders. Her films were always uniquely her own, without taking any side in political and gender debate. Though she was daring enough to tackle sensitive issues, she had much preferred seeing opposites clash than advocating for a single ideal.

Wertmüller was a celebrated, but divisive figure who had an equal share fervent supporters – notoriously harsh film critic John Simon once called Wertmuller “the most important film director since Bergman” – and detractors who hated her bombastic filmmaking style, but it was clear that the maestra would not have had it any other way.

To commemorate Lina Wertmüller’s passing in 2021, this programme is screening a selection of her works and a documentary about her life and artistic achievements. The films will be accompanied by after-screening talks.

The programme includes:

  • The Basilisks (“I basilischi”)
  • Let’s Talk About Men (“Questa volta parliamo di uomini”)
  • The Belle Starr Story (“La storia de Belle Starr (Il mio corpo per un poker)”)
  • The Seduction of Mimi (“Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore”)
  • Love and Anarchy (“Amore e anarchia (Film d'amore e anarchia)”)
  • All Screwed Up (“Tutto a posto e niente in ordine”)
  • Swept Away (“Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto”)
  • Seven Beauties (“Pasqualino settebellezze”)
  • A Night Full of Rain (“La fine del mondo nel nostro solito letto in una note piena di pioggia”)
  • Ciao Professore! (“Io speriamo che me la cavo”)
  • Behind the White Glasses (“Dietro gli occhiali bianchi”)

For detailed information on screening schedule for the programme, CLICK HERE

Information

Date: From Thursday, November 03, 2022 to Friday, November 25, 2022

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute / Hong Kong Arts Centre

Entrance : With fee


Location:

Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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