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MOViE MOViE: Let’s Talk About Sex 2024

21 June - 7 July

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MOViE MOViE, in collaboration with the Department of Comparative Literature and the General Education Team, Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS-GE) of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), will co-present MOViE MOViE: Let’s Talk About Sex 2024, a series of quality films that help to break all the taboos surrounding sex, encourage frank and open discussions about sex, and deconstruct sex from academic and cultural perspectives. Featuring five insightful films from around the world, the series will be screened from 21 June to 7 July 2024 at MOViE MOViE Pacific Place, MOViE MOViE Cityplaza, PREMIERE ELEMENTS and Broadway Cinematheque!

Opening Film, HOW TO HAVE SEX, the winner of the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. BAFTA-nominated British director Molly Manning Walker’s debut feature film is a vibrant, compassionate look at sex, friendship and consent that paints a moving and painfully familiar portrait of young adulthood.

HK Premiere of Closing Film, CAUGHT IN THE NET, winner of BEST DOCUMENTARY and the AUDIENCE AWARD at the CZECH LION AWARDS. The story of three actresses, ten days and 2,458 sexual predators, the film chronicles a chilling experiment that involves three over-18 actresses being tasked with posing as 12-year-old girls on social networking sites.

Restored in 4K, IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES (4K RESTORATION) is a risqué and notorious film that made headlines and broke taboos. Open feminine sexual desire, full-frontal nudity, penetration, S&M and more are shown with imperturbable precision in this extraordinarily uninhibited and ground-breaking film, written and directed by Japanese auteur Nagisa Ōshima, who won BEST DIRECTOR at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL for the film.

HK premiere of LA MAISON, a provocative auto-fiction film that follows a 27-year-old writer’s two-year venture into the hidden world of sex work. The film depicts the profession’s dangers, its incompatibility with romance, and its distance from the filmmaker’s comfort zone. However, it also shows the industry’s sorority, grace and power.

Partially funded by the BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE, Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan’s YANG YIN: GENDER IN CHINESE CINEMA premiered at the VENICE FILM FESTIVAL and INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM in 1996. The radical documentary re- contextualises Chinese cultural and cinematic traditions through a transgressive queer lens. Kwan will be present for a post-screening Q&A on 23 June.

ABOUT THE ARTIST / ORGANISER

MOViE MOViE cinemas are managed by Broadway Circuit. Launched as an international movie channel (Now TV ch 116) to bring the finest global hits and festival gems into the home, the innovative lifestyle-driven MOViE MOViE concept has expanded to Pacific Place, providing an all-around movie-viewing experience. MOViE MOViE PLAY on Now E, our OTT viewing platform, helps you experience the joy of cinema anywhere.

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Start:
21 June
End:
7 July
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