Special Screening in Macau KINO 17 in Hong Kong and Macau
Fitzcarraldo is an obsessed opera lover in the early 20th century who wants to build an opera in the Amazon jungle. To accomplish his crazy dream, he has to make a fortune in the rubber business firstly, and his cunning plan involves hauling an enormous river boat across a small mountain with aid from the local Indians. This is the better known and amazing of Herzog’s films, reflecting his crazy pursuit of dreams through any means possible. Winner of Best Director at Cannes Film Festival 1982, and nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at Golden Globe 1983.
Werner Herzog | 1982 | 156 mins | English with Chinese subtitles
15.10.2017, 9:30 PM
World on a Wire
World on a Wire is a 1973 science fiction television serial directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Shot in 16 mm, it was made for German television and originally aired in 1973, as a two-part miniseries. Its focus is not on action, but on sophistic and philosophic aspects of the human mind, simulation, and the role of scientific research.
Fassbinder tells the noir-spiked tale of reluctant action hero Fred Stiller (Klaus Lowitsch), a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate and governmental conspiracy. This long unseen three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the weird world of tomorrow from one of cinema’s kinkiest geniuses.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder | 1973 | 210 mins | German and English with Chinese subtitles
21.10.2017, Part 1 - 7:30 PM; Part 2 - 9:30 PM
Death of a Salesman
The original Broadway production of Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller in 1949, and adapted by Volker Schlöndorff in 1985. An aging traveling salesman Willy Loman (starring Dustin Hoffman) is in a crisis, feeling unstable, insecure, and self-deluded. He tends to re-imagine events from the past as if they were real. He is about to lose his job, he cannot pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy do not respect him and cannot seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make things up to his family.
Volker Schlöndorff | 1985 | 136 mins | English with Chinese subtitles