Bonnie and Clyde

  • Dir: Arthur Penn

  • USA, 1967, 111min, DCP

  • Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman

The real-life story of two nobodies robbing the banks and killing people during the bleak Depression days is elevated into firstclass sensation, with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway stepping into their shoes. Taking up this biopic of Bonnie and Clyde, Arthur Penn aimed it – unforgivingly at the enormous change of the 60s. Pitilessly cruel yet filled with sympathy and astonishing beauty, this groundbreaking masterpiece received 10 Oscar nominations as well as harsh criticisms. Indebted to the French New Wave, the championing of anti-hero, the free-spirited cinematography and the painfully-rendered violence have revolutionized the Hollywood landscape. Rightfully deserved a place in American film history.

1968 Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actress and Best Cinematography
2008 #5 in American Film Institute’s “10 Top 10 – Gangster Film”

16.6.2018 (SAT): Post-screening talk with Thomas Shin

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

3. While it is the HKIFF’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, HKIFF will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.