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
*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
Jane Campion, the Authentic Feminist
Free Admission 06/05/2018 (Sun)
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema (Venue)
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- UA Cine Moko (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Grand Windsor Cinema (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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