From Here to Eternity

  • Dir: Fred Zinnemann

  • USA, 1953, 118minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift

Deserving to be remembered for more than the passionate horizontal embrace and the famous kiss in the surf between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr, this eight-Oscar winner is one of the finest war dramas ever made in Hollywood. Challenging the “un-American” critique under McCarthyism, Austrian director Zinnemann’s adaptation of James Jones’ heavyweight story blasts the corruption and brutality in the US Army, as explosive as the scenes of Japanese bombing on Pearl Harbor. Despite its critical attitude to the military, the film cheers for heroism and brotherhood, spiced with strong action, humor and blues – and of course, bittersweet love.

Academy Awards: 8 awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay

15.6.2019 (SAT): Film talk with Fung Ka-ming



In-theatre Screening

  • Buy Ticket2019-06-15 (Sat)
    Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date2019-07-13 (Sat)


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