Hong Kong Arts Centre Presents Diverse Film Programme in May

Why We Recommend it

This May, the Hong Kong Arts Centre presents a programme of local and international indie features, documentaries and short films, shown both online and at Louis Koo Cinema.


The Hong Kong Arts Centre presents four May film programmes which feature works ranging from local short films to Japanese comedy-dramas.

Independently Yours: Together We Stand and Taking back the Legislature + Inside the Red Brick Wall
Date: 20-24 May 2020
This programme showcases documentaries that offer an alternate view of the recent Hong Kong Anti-ELAB protests and the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong.

Independently Yours: Memories to Choke On, Drinks to Wash Them Down
Date: 22-25 May 2020
Presented jointly by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Hong Kong Independent Film Festival, this programme presents the film Memories to Choke On, Drinks to Wash Them Down. Telling the stories of of seemingly mundane characters, from a pair of immigrants from mainland China and Indonesia to a young barista who decides to run for district council, the film weaves together a bittersweet narrative of lives in Hong Kong.

There will also be a discussion session conducted in Cantonese with directors Leung Ming Kai and Kate Reilly after the screening.

“HONG KONG SHORT FILM: New Action Express” Online Short Film Selection: And Here Comes the Dawn
Date: 23 May 2020 (12am and 7pm)
Showcased in this programme are five local short films that depict the unknown stories of people who live among us in Hong Kong. Register on HKAC’s website to watch the films online for free.

Golden Scene Selection
Date: 26-31 May 2020
Presented jointly by HKAC and Golden Scene Company Ltd., this programme features a series of cherry-picked films from around the world, from Suk Suk, a local movie on a pair of closeted married men in their twilight years, to the Japanese comedy-drama Tora-san, Wish You Were Here!


When: 16 May 2020 - 31 May 2020 Where: Online; Louis Koo Cinema (Hong Kong Arts Centre) – 2 Harbour Road – Wan Chai