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Ten new and award-winning films – including two from Switzerland – offer a fresh view on German-speaking cinema

KINO returns this autumn with films that again depict strong stories: about rebellion and courage, about love and doubt, about yearning and awakening… Each film has its own distinctive signature, and many have won outstanding awards. This year we have two Swiss films as “special guests” – great cinema from a small country, absolutely worth seeing! KINO/18 offers more than just excellent films: Director Uli Gaulke will give a masterclass for documentary filmmakers and show three of his “creative documentaries”, demonstrating that documentary films can just be as entertaining as feature films. Cinematographer Hans Fromm will conduct a workshop by invitation of the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) and talk about the special aesthetics of the “Berlin School” during the screening of the film “Transit”.
We look forward to welcoming you at KINO/18 – there is a lot to see!


Films

Venue change: TRANSIT ©Marco Krüger/Schramm Film

Venue change: TRANSIT

The screening of Transit scheduled on 20 October 2018, Saturday at Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum at 4:00pm was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The screening has been rescheduled on 22 October 2018 (Monday) at The Grand Cinema at 7:30pm.

The Silent Revolution Foto: Studiocanal GmbH/Julia Terjung

KINO/18 Opening Film
The Silent Revolution

Based on remarkable true events and adapted from Dietrich Garstka’s eponymous book, The Silent Revolution is a captivating Cold War-era drama that enjoyed its World Premiere in the Special Gala of the 2018 Berlinale International Film Festival.

The Garden © Prokino Filmverleih GmbH

Drama
The Garden

When Sophie, the family matriarch dies, the habitual reunion at the summer house transforms into family alliances and quiet discord about the future of the garden. A film with a summerly leisurely feel to it and a good dose of subtle humour and bite.

Western © Komplizen Film

Drama
Western

With WESTERN, Valeska Grisebach tells the story of migrant workers in foreign countries with the conditions reversed: the Germans here are foreigners, and overcoming borders is no easier for them than for their colleagues who come to Germany as outsiders.

Transit © Marco Krüger / Schramm Film

Drama
Transit

Berlinale Silver Bear-winning director Petzold (Phoenix) transposes the characters from Anna Seghers’ eponymous novel – written during the renowned author’s wartime exile – to contemporary Marseille, where refugees from the past and present co-exist, and where their stories combine to create one eternal transit space.

Away You Go ©UCM.ONE GmbH

Drama
Away You Go

Charlie finds it hard to keep conflicting expectations apart: those coming from her closer surroundings and those towards herself. Her boyfriend desires the welcoming of a child, but Charlie feels uncertain about it. What will become of her own needs? She misses the excitement of the carefree days of the past.
 

Styx © Beta Cinema

Drama
Styx

After a storm, Rike finds herself near a stricken fishing boat. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a fatal decision.
 

303 Foto: ©Global Screen

Drama, Road Movie
303

On the way from Berlin to Portugal in her rusty „303“ camper van, young biology student Jule picks up hitchhiker Jan. While having intense conversations about everything and the world, they try not to fall in love.

Whatever Happens Foto: ©Global Screen

Romantic drama
Whatever Happens

After weeks of avoiding one another, separated couple Hannah and Julian must spend New Year’s Eve painting their shared apartment in Niels Laupert’s intimate romantic drama.

Blue My Mind © Frenetic Films

Guest Country - Switzerland
Blue My Mind

15-year-old Mia is facing an overwhelming transformation which calls her entire existenceinto question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, she is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful than her.
 

Dark Fortune © Triluna Film

Guest Country - Switzerland
Dark Fortune

Based on the novel “Finsteres Glück” by Lukas Hartmann, DARK FORTUNE tells us a tender, highly unusual story about belonging and love, exploring the question of guilt and innocence and illustrating the fearless courage to face one’s destiny.
 


Special Guests


Special Events

11.10.

 

11.-12.10.

KINO/18: Grand Opening with the silent revolution

Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
 

"transit" with cinemato-grapher hans fromm

In collaboration with Asian Flim Awards Academy


 

20.10.

 

4.10.-10.11.

KINO/18: Grand Opening with the silent revolution (Macau)

Cinematheque・Passion, Macau
 

Workshop & Screenings with uli gaulke

In collaboration with  Hong Kong Documentary Initiative


Venues and Screening Schedules

Hong Kong

 
Date Time         Film
11.10.2018
 
7:30 PM The Silent Revolution ** (AC)
Grand Opening
12.10.2018 7:30 PM The Silent Revolution ** (GC)
 9:50 PM Away You Go * (GC)
13.10.2018 2:00 PM Whatever Happens * (AC)
 4:00 PM Transit ** (AC)
 6:00 PM Dark Fortune ** (GC)
 7:50 PM Western**(GC)
14.10.2018 2:00 PM 303 ** (AC)
 4:00 PM Blue My Mind * (AC)
16.10.2018 8:00 PM The Garden ** (AC)
17.10.2018 8:00 PM Styx * (AC)
18.10.2018 8:00 PM Away You Go * (AC)
19.10.2018 7:30 PM Whatever Happens * (GC)
 9:50 PM Styx* (GC)
20.10.2018 4:00 PM Transit ** (SM) CANCELLED
 6:15 PM 303 ** (SM)
21.10.2018 2:00 PM The Garden ** (SM)
 4:15 PM Western ** (SM)
22.10.2018 7:30 PM Transit ** (GC) Replacement screening

* with English subtitles
** with English and Chinese subtitles

Macau

 
DAte Time         Film
20.10.2018 4:30 PM
 
The Silent Revolutiion
Grand Opening
 9:30 PM Styx
21.10.2018 7:30 PM Western
23.10.2018 7:30 PM Whatever Happens
24.10.2018 7:30 PM The Garden
25.10.2018 7:30 PM Away You Go
 9:30 PM 303
26.10.2018 7:30 PM Transit
28.10.2018 7:30 PM Blue My Mind
30.10.2018 7:30 PM Away You Go
31.10.2018 7:30 PM Western
01.11.2018 7:30 PM Styx
 9:30 PM Whatever Happens
02.11.2018 9:30 PM 303
03.11.2018 4:30 PM Dark Fortune
 7:30 PM The Garden
04.11.2018 4:30 PM The Silent Revolution
 7:30 PM Transit

All screenings at Cinematheque Passion

All films are with English and Chinese subtitles


Tickets and Venues

Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre  (AC)
2 Harbour Road, Wanchai

Tickets available at URBTIX from 11th September onwards.

Ticketing enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Telephone Booking Hotline: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Mobile Ticketing App: URBTIX

Handling fee will be charged on each ticket purchased via Credit Card Telephone Booking and Internet Online Booking

Ticket price: HK$90/HK$72* (Opening Night)
                      HK$75/HK$60*

*For each programme, 20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.
*Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder
Tickets for full-time students are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
Hong Kong Science Museum Lecture Hall (SM)
2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tickets available at URBTIX from 11th September onwards

Ticketing enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Telephone Booking Hotline: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Mobile Ticketing App: MY URBTIX

Handling fee will be charged on each ticket purchased via Credit Card Telephone Booking, Internet Booking and Mobile Ticketing App Service.

Ticket price: HK$70/HK$56*

*Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Society Assistance (CSSA) recipients
Tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
 
The Grand Cinema
Level 2, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon Station)

Tickets available from 11th September onwards via:

The Box Office of the Grand Cinema
Online Booking: www.thegrandcinema.com.hk
Mobile Apps Booking: The Grand Cinema
Ticketing Enquiries: 2196 8170

Handling fee will be charged on each ticket purchased online or via mobile apps

Ticket price: HK$90/HK$72 (Student/Child/Senior)

20% discount to THE CIRCLE member. (For details please visit: www.thegrandcinema.com.hk)
 
Cinematheque ・ Passion
11, 13 Travessa da Paixão, Macao

Tickets available from 2nd October 2018 onwards via
The Box Office of the Cinematheque ・ Passion
Box Office is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM (open during public holidays, closed on
Mondays)

Ticket price: MOP$60/MOP$30 (Student/Senior)

Programme Enquiries:(853)2852 2585 / http://www.cinematheque-passion.mo/cn/Home

Student Discount


Ausrufezeichen  
20% discount to Goethe-Institut Hongkong’s students with a valid proof (not applicable to Opening film)


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