Asia Society launches “Asia Society at the Movies,” next month, a series of film screenings and conversations showcasing a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora.
Screenings are (for the time being) online. And will have Q&As.
“‘Asia Society at the Movies’ celebrates established and emerging voices, contemporary films and classics, and documentaries. The series builds on Asia Society’s long and rich history of film programming. This initiative also serves to deepen understanding of Asian cultures—a core part of Asia Society’s mission since its creation.”
Their first screening is of the film, “Better Days“, which has won numerous awards including: The Hong Kong Film Award and the Golden Rooster Award for Best Actor (for Jackson Yee), the Golden Rooster Award for Best Picture – and Best Director (for Kwok Cheung Tsang), the Golden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actor (for Huang Jue), and the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Score (for Varqa Buehrer) – among many others!
“Nian is trying to get into shape for the state gaokao exam. Her chances of getting a spot at university depend on her score and the constant bullying of her classmates is not helping much. Bei’s world is the street, with all its dark corners. A night-time encounter brings the shy schoolgirl together with the street-savvy trickster, Bei. When Nian’s school nemesis turns up dead, the new allies come under suspicion.”