Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight
Dir: Orson Welles
Spain/Switzerland, 1965, 116min, DCP
Cast: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Keith Baxter
Welles meets Falstaff. Not just Shakespeare, whose work Welles condensed and transformed but a character whose complexity (and girth) speak through Welles to the moral questions of the Bard’s plays. To whom do we owe our loyalty? And whom will we betray as we move forward? Indeed, Welles’ meditation on the relationship of the dubious Falstaff and maturing Prince Hal must make us think of his own fame and rejection, which included criticism of this very movie. Yet, over time, its reputation has soared with that of Welles himself as critics recognize its cinematic complexity (under dire conditions of Spanish filming), its interplay of sound and image and the power of Welles in a role he was born to play. Finally, both film and auteur are restored to glory.
1966 Cannes Film Festival, 20th Anniversary Prize and Technical Grand Prize
11.11.2018(SUN): Post-screening talk with Chris Fujiwara. Conducted in English
Chris Fujiwara has written and edited several books on cinema, contributed to many anthologies and journals, and lectured widely on the aesthetics, history, and criticism of film. Formerly Artistic Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival, he has also developed film programmes for other institutions.
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- K11 Art House (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- 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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