Chungking Express 重慶森林 

Director: Wong Kar-wai
102 minutes
Cantonese (English subtitles)
Hong Kong
Norbert ter Hall will give an introduction to the film

Every day, Cop 223 buys a can of pineapple with an expiration date of May 1, symbolizing the day he’ll get over his lost love. He’s also got his eye on a mysterious woman in a blond wig, oblivious of the fact she’s a drug dealer. Cop 663 is distraught with heartbreak over a breakup. But when his ex drops …

Mad World 一念無明 

Director: Chun Wong
101 minutes
Cantonese (English subtitles)
Hong Kong

After being discharged from a mental institution, Ah-Yang moves in with his father, claiming space in an already cramped apartment. It’s from this claustrophobic position where the two estranged relatives attempt to build a better, mutual future. Their efforts are hindered by traumatic events from the past, challenging the men’s claim for happiness. This highly emotional feature film debut from …

Taxi Stories 出租車故事 

Director: Doris Yeung
98 minutes
English (English subtitles)
China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Netherlands

The influence of globalisation becomes painfully apparent in this ensemble film situated in three Asian metropolises. Mutual incomprehension, miscommunication and exploitation complicate the lives of a homosexual taxi driver in Beijing, a wealthy pregnant woman in Hong Kong, and an impoverished teenager in Jakarta. Despite the world becoming a more economically networked place, it becomes increasingly burdensome for these individuals …