The Pink Panther

  • Dir: Blake Edwards

  • USA, 1963, English, 114 min, 35mm

  • Cast: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Claudia Cardinale

The“pink panther”is a fabulous gem in the plot – and in cinema history. Owned by an Indian princess (Claudia Cardinale) in exile, this rare diamond sparks a comic invention of a cat-and-mouse game between a gentleman thief known as the Phantom (David Niven) and a bumbling detective. Blake Edwards’s comedy will be forever remembered just for introducing Henry Mancini’s theme music and the iconic “pink panther” cartoon character featured in the film’s title sequence, but its lasting influence really belongs to Inspector Clouseau, whose scene-stealing and largely improvised slapstick comedy served as a showcase for the inimitable talents of the great Peter Sellers.

1/2 (SAT): Film talk* with Fung Ka-ming

*Post-screening talk is cancelled due to change in speaker’s schedule.

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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.