Venue: The British Council, Jalan Bukit Aman, KL
Time: 8 pm
Please note that because of administrative reasons, screening days have been changed to
Mon 15 Nov
The Wild Bunch
Sam Peckinpah; US, 1969, 142 min., col.
Generally considered Peckinpah's best work, this film is about a group of ageing outlaws (William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson) with their own code of ethics who, finding themselves out of tune with the times in 1913, decide to go for one final haul. It won instant notoriety for its stylised scenes of bloodletting choreographed by Peckinpah in his inimitable way. Although made 30 years ago, it still has the power to mesmerise audiences, and the acting, dialogue, score, photography and especially the editing are first class. We'll be screening the director's cut of this American classic.
Mon 22 Nov
Malaysian Shorts IV
Having proved its popularity in the previous three instalments, this series of shorts by local filmmakers enters its fourth season. As before, the filmmakers themselves will be on hand to talk about their works and answer questions.
Mon 29 Nov
As Tears Go By
Wong Kar-Wai; HK, 1988, 94 min., col.
Wong's first feature is a remake of Mean Streets (with emphasis on the action and the love story, but minus the Catholicism). More generic than Wong's later works like Days of Being Wild and Chungking Express, but nevertheless clearly recognisable as the work of a gifted filmmaker, a cut above the usual HK action melodrama. Highly atmospheric with a number of exciting set-pieces. With Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Maggie Cheung.