Knight of Cups

  • Dir: Terrence Malick

  • USA, 2015, 118min

  • Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Antonio Banderas

Hollywood’s favorite philosopher-poet turns his unique gaze back on Tinseltown itself, following disenchanted screenwriter Rick (Christian Bale) as he wrestles with fame, success and a string of meaningless relationships. Through the hypnotic lens of three-time Oscar winner Emmanuel Lubezki, Los Angeles and Las Vegas appear as a surreal dreamscape, while characters from tarot cards dissect Malick’s splintered narratives into tales of sexual conquest and romantic failure. Boasting a vast ensemble cast including Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman and Antonio Banderas, Knight of Cups sees Malick finally engage with the community that sired him, with predictably transcendental results.

2015 Berlin International Film Festival, In Competition

Screening:

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    19/08/2016 (Fri)
    21:45
    28/08/2016 (Sun)
    19:30

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).

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