Song at Midnight
Dir: Maxu Weibang
1937, 1937, 123minmins, DCP
Cast: Jin Shan, Hu Ping, Shi Chao, Gu Menghe
In the Early Republican years , Song, a young revolutionary, passes himself off as an opera singer. He falls for Li, a landlord’s daughter, but their romance is thwarted by Li’s father and a lustful ruffian. A Chinese horror classic adapted from Hollywood silent The Phantom of the Opera and influenced by James Whale’s Frankenstein, this film was the tone-setter for Hong Kong’s horror movies in the early post-war years. Maxu Webang’s powerful script and unique directing style, coupled with German Expressionist cinematography and highly stagy, fluid mise-en-scene, results in a worldview that is as indulgent and pathological as it is campy and funny.
- EMP Cinemas Times Square (Venue)
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- EMP Cinemas iSQUARE (Venue)
- M+ Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall
- Hong Kong Film Archive
- K11 Art House
- The Metroplex
- Festival Grand Cinema
- the sky
- MCL Telford Cinema
- Tai Kwun
- MOViE MOViE
- The Grand Cinema
- Broadway Hollywood
- Cine Moko
- CINE FAN ONLINE
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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