City Flâneur Movie Week

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City Flâneur Movie Week” selects six films to explore the nature of the city from different perspectives. Every city of course has its unique cityscape, and from the films selected you will easily recognise Chongqing, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tehran, etc. However, a city has more than just its physical dimension. The city is indeed an institution supported by omnipresent systems and unsung heroes. You can also feel an urban sensibility in the films even without the visible city – constant deadlines and difficulties in communicating with people next to you are experiences alien to those living in the rural. Welcome to watch these films from the “Belt and Road” countries and find out your own answer to what is meant by “the city”. Apart from screenings, there will be talks by filmmakers, critic and architect on city in films.


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Online Enrollment:

Please submit the completed online application form before application deadline 30 December 2018, 15:00.


Terms & Conditions of Online Enrollment:

1. Tickets are in limited availability, while stock lasts.

2. Priority will be given to youth aged between 15 and 29.

3. Application deadline: 30 December 2018, 15:00.

4. Successful applicants will each be allocated one ticket (One email address is valid for registration of one ticket only)

5. Complimentary tickets will be sent by mail on or before 30 December 2018. In case of postal delay or delivery failure, Youth Square will not reissue the tickets.


Ticket Distribution ∣ 15 & 16 . 12 . 2018∣ 14:00-17:00 ∣ Y Platform (Zone D), LG1/F, Youth Square

*Limited quota. First come first served.


Screenings  (Movie details and Director info)

27 December (Thur)|7:30pm | Y Theatre

Chongqing Hot Pot

Yang Qing / China / 2016 / 96’ / In Putonghua and Sichuan dialect with Chinese subtitles / Classification: IIB


28 December (Fri) | 7:30pm | Y Theatre

Shuttle Life

Tan Seng Kiat / Malaysia / 2017 / 91’ / In Putonghua, Cantonese and Malay with Chinese subtitles / Classification: IIB
*Director Tan Seng Kiat will attend post-screening talk


29 December (Sat) | 5:30pm | Y Theatre

Ilo Ilo

Anthony Chen / Singapore / 2013 / 100’ / In Putonghua and English with Chinese subtitles / Classification: IIA


30 December (Sun) | 5:30pm | Y Theatre


Jafar Panahi / Iran / 2015 / 82’ / In Persian with Chinese subtitles / Classification: IIA


31 December (Mon) | 7:30pm | Y Theatre

On Body and Soul

Ildikó Enyedi / Hungary / 2017 / 116’ / In Hungarian with Chinese subtitles / Classification: IIB


1 January (Tue) | 5:30pm | Y Theatre

Heart Attack 

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit / Thailand / 2016 / 132’ / In Thai with Chinese subtitles / Classification: IIA



Talks  (Movie details and Director info)

27 December (Thur)|5:00pm – 7:00pm | Y Theatre

Filming the City

Amos WHY (Director, Dot 2 Dot and Napping Kid)

Teresa Kwong (Producer, Dot 2 Dot and Napping Kid)

Hong Kong as a city appears equally eye-catching as any other character in Amos WHY’s two feature films, Dot 2 Dot and Napping Kid. This talk has invited him as well as Teresa Kwong, the producer of these two films, to discuss how they portray the city in the film and why does that matter. They will also share their views on the representation of the city in films in “City Flâneur Movie Week”, and compare that with the two films they make. 


30 December (Sun) | 3:00pm – 5:00pm | Y Theatre

Exploring Urban Culture through Cinema

Zeno Yu (Registered Architect in Hong Kong / Radio Host)

Architect Zeno Yu will share his insights about understanding the city through films. He will be sharing about his thoughts on urban culture and urban planning that have come to his mind when he watches films and visits various cities that are few Hong Kong people have travelled to during his extensive travels. 


1 January (Tues) | 3:00pm – 5:00pm | Y Theatre

Appreciating Urban Cinema

Matthew Cheng (Film Critic / Artist of the Year (Art Criticism), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards)

Film critic Matthew Cheng will analyse the six films selected for “City Flâneur Movie Week”, discussing how they manoeuvre the film language to convey messages, as well as their characteristics in terms of style and narrative. Deepen your understanding of urban cinema through this talk! 



Youth Square F&B Discount Offers:

Enjoy 10% discount offered by the following restaurants upon the presentation of the e-ticket or movie ticket from 27 Dec 2018 to 6 Jan 2019*


Restaurants Guide:

4/F: Iconic Kitchen, Tai Ji Shanghai Restaurant and Ying Ying Japanese Cuisine

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