Gilda

  • Dir: Charles Vidor

  • USA, 1946, 110min, DCP

  • Cast: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready

Yes, the very film the prisoners watch in The Shawshank Redemption … And why not? The sheer sensuality of Rita Hayworth, slithering through dance numbers or toying with her young thug, is the stuff male fantasies are made of. An exotic setting – Buenos Aires. A complex love-hate triangle – Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford), gambler turned factotum, his boss Ballin Mundson (George Macready) and the luminous woman who marries one but owns the other. Political intrigues and sexual tension almost distract us from Hayworth tossing her hair and asking us to “Put the Blame on Mame…“ But like her poster on the wall of Shawshank, Hayworth will be the image – gloriously restored – that stays with us.

1946 Cannes Film Festival, In Competition

2.12.2018(SUN): Post-screening talk with Lau Yam

Screening:

Note

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

2. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre, HK Film Archive and Tai Kwun: For screenings that are about to start in 1 hour, all remaining tickets can only be bought at the box offices of the respective screening venues.

4. For the sold-out screenings at HK Arts Centre and HK Film Archive, a limited number of standing tickets are available at the URBTIX Outlets of the respective venues 30 minutes prior to the screening time. Seating is not guaranteed and subject to availability 30 minutes after the screening time. Each person can purchase 1 standing ticket. The availability of standing tickets is subject to change without prior notice.

5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the 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).

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