Leslie Forever: Screenings of the Late Prince of Cantopop
Why We Recommend it
Six films that underline Leslie Cheung’s tremendous dramatic range as well as his comic timing, including Rouge and Days of Being Wild, will be screened at Emperor Cinemas.
Singer and actor Leslie Cheung (1956 – 2003) was one of the stars who ruled Hong Kong’s music, cinema and television scene in the 1980s and 90s. Cheung began his movie career playing rebels, romantics and cops, but soon embraced his good looks and fluid sexuality to leave a lasting impression with confrontational, ambiguous material that knowingly played with gender norms. Cheung is regarded “one of the founding fathers of Cantopop” for achieving great success both in film and music.
A Moment With Leslie will screen a selection of his best works across genres. The programme features John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow (1986), romantic comedy horror film A Chinese Ghost Story (1987), tragic love story Rouge (1988), Wong Kar-wai’s masterwork Days of Being Wild (1990), The Phantom Lover (1995), a crossover between ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’, and action-thriller Double Tap (2000).
All Cantonese films will be screened with both English and Chinese subtitles.