Cityscape in Sight and Sound: A Cinematic Journey Through Old Hong Kong

Why We Recommend it

Offering a window into a Hong Kong long vanished or forgotten, this special exhibition features several hundred scenes—spanning the late 19th Century to the 1960s—that were filmed around town.



Although most of Hong Kong’s early features were filmed in studios, their occasional location shots offer us an insight into what Hong Kong’s landscapes, architectures and people used to look like. While initially made for narrative purposes, these scenes have now taken on great historical significance.

Cityscape in Sight and Sound presents an extensive collection of scenes taken from both documentaries and feature films from the Hong Kong Film Archive‘s collection.

The exhibition also plays host to two Sunday lectures: Changing Times: Cityscape in Flux, which will take place on February 17, and Cityscape: Stories of Built Heritage on March 17.

Please note that the lectures will be conducted in Cantonese. Free admission. Limited seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Audiences are welcome to queue up at 1/F Foyer 45 minutes before the seminar begins.


When: 1 Feb 2019 - 5 May 2019 Where: Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Film Archive – 50 Lei King Rd, Aldrich Bay – Eastern District