From ‘Manhattan’ to ‘Mad Max’: Screenings of Contemporary Cinema in Black and White

Why We Recommend it

This programme screens a sampling of films released after 1970 that were shot in black-and-white for artistic reasons, including the Black & Chrome edition of Mad Max: Fury Road. 


“(For some, colour films are) like putting lip rouge on the Venus de Milo.” – Albert Parker, director

Presented by the Film Programmes Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in collaboration with the Hong Kong Arts Centre, this programme, entitled Black & White as an Aesthetic Choice, will screen eleven noteworthy black-and-white films produced in the last four decades. The films have been chosen for their artistry, and for the fact that they are seldom–or have never been–shown in Hong Kong.

Programme highlights are Woody Allen’s Manhattan (USA, 1979), Bullet Ballet (Japan, 1998), Mad Max: Fury Road (Black & Chrome Edition), (Australia/USA, 2015), and The Woman Who Left (The Philippines, 2016).


When: 25 Aug 2018 - 1 Oct 2018 Where: Various, Hong Kong