Two Friends

  • Dir: Jane Campion

  • Australia, 1986, 76min, DCP

  • Cast: Kris Bidenko, Emma Coles, Kris McQuade

Initially shot on 16 mm for television, Two Friends is the stunning pre-Sweetie debut of Jane Campion, screening for the first time in Hong Kong. The film traces in reverse the falling out of two Australian schoolgirls back to their promising beginning when everything seems possible, adding to the intricacies of female relationships in a world too conventional and mediocre for bright girls. You can find almost every subject matter dear to Campion’s later films here. And what makes Two Friends such a gem is a closely-observed, deeplyfelt adolescence with a female sensibility on multiple levels, from storytelling to cinematography.

1986 Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard Section
1987 Australian Film Institute, Best Telefeature

Some tickets will be available for advance online registration for “Cine Fans”.
Online Registration starts on 2 May 10AM

The remaining tickets are available to the public on-site 30 minutes prior to the screenings. Please collect tickets on-site 30 minutes prior to the screening, on a first-come, first-served basis. 1 ticket per person only.

6.5.2018 (Sun): Post-screening talk with Long Tin



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