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Film: "Project Gutenberg"
Film: "Project Gutenberg"
WhenSunday, August 4, 2019, 2 PM
CategoriesFilms
SponsorFreer and Sackler Galleries
VenueFreer Gallery of Art
Event LocationMeyer Auditorium
CostFree
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The winner of no less than seven Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, this thriller follows the exploits of a gang of counterfeiters. The legendary Chow Yun-fat (A Better Tomorrow; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) returns, with obvious enjoyment, to his smooth criminal roots as the suave, dapper, and elusive head of the gang. He is being pursued by the Hong Kong police with the help of convicted counterfeiter Lee Man (Aaron Kwok), who has been extradited from Thailand to help them—but is his testimony reliable? “Bathed as it is in rough-hewn, desaturated browns and grays, anchored by a pair of solid action set pieces, structured cleverly enough to keep the tension simmering and blessed with a pair of endlessly appealing stars” (Elizabeth Kerr, Hollywood Reporter), Project Gutenberg’s twist-filled plot will keep you guessing right up to the end. (Dir.: Felix Chong, Hong Kong/China, 2018, 130 min., DCP, Cantonese and Mandarin with English and Chinese subtitles)

Printed: Friday, August 23, 2019 at 2:28 PM PDT