2019 Feature Film Programme

Our feature film line up for 2019. 

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loi bao + Q&A

Victor Vu | 2017 | Vietnamese | Cert TBC | 107 mins

This year we will be showing our first Vietnamese film, the action thriller Loi Bao. Released in 2017, this sci-fi action thriller impressed with its action choreography and cinematography, and was a hit at the Vietnamese box office. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with producer Jason Ninh Cao, and action choreographer Victor Wang.

Synopsis:

A man dying of a terminal illness receives an experimental medical treatment and soon discovers he has superhuman powers. But the origins of the treatment are intertwined in a dark history that becomes unraveled in his life.


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the mercenary

Jesse V. Johnson | 2019 | English | Cert 18 | 90 mins

Director Jesse V. Johnson has been on a roll in the past few years, turning out numerous hits that have featured in our previous festivals, including ‘Accident Man’, ‘The Debt Collector’, and ‘Triple Threat’, and we are proud to present his latest film ‘The Mercenary’, formerly titled ‘Legion Maxx’. Teaming with long-time collaborator Dominiquie Vandenberg, the film delivers hard hitting action combined with the story of warrior embarking on one last mission before he retires.

Synopsis:

A highly trained legionnaire turned mercenary is forced to take on his former comrades to protect a local village who nurse him back to health after a mission goes wrong in South America. His peaceful days are short-lived when mercenaries he used to work with cross his path again and he is forced to revisit and face his own demons.


dragons forever

Sammo Hung, Corey Yuen | 1988 | Cantonese | Cert 18 | 93 mins

This years classic is ‘Dragons Forever’, presented in association with 88 Films. The final film that the three Lucky Stars of Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao starred together in, the film also stars martial arts legend Benny “The Jet’ Urquidez, Pauline Yeung, and Yuen Wah. Filled with the trademark hard hitting fight scenes of that era, Dragons Forever remains a classic of martial arts cinema. This screening is also supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office

Synopsis:

Three successful Hong Kong lawyers are hired by a chemical company of questionable ethics and must eventually make a difficult decision when their employer's motives become clear.


Hero

Zhang Yimou | 2002 | Chinese | Cert 12A | 107 mins

Our second classic film is 'Hero', directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Jet Li, Tony Leung, Donnie Yen, Maggie Cheung, and Zhang Ziyi. Renowned for its stirring cinematography and elegant action scenes, 'Hero' remains one of the greatest martial arts movies ever made, and arguably the most beautiful. This screening is supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.

Synopsis:

A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.