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The Secret [UK Premiere] 18

Screened in partnership with Focus Hong Kong
Ann Hui, Hong Kong, 1979, 90m.

This is the opening film in Celebrating Ann Hui Season and the screening will be introduced by Tony Rayns. A complimentary drink from the Garden Cinema Bar will be included in the ticket.

A rare screening of the debut feature by legendary Hong Kong director Ann Hui, digitally restored to its original splendour.

Penned by renowned screenwriter Joyce Chan, The Secret is the first feature film by acclaimed director Ann Hui. Based on the infamous real-life ‘Hong Kong Double Corpse Murder Case’ of 1970, the skillfully-crafted film utilises a non-linear narrative structure to unpeel layer after layer of secrets and illusions. Its clever use of visual contrast not only underscores the clashes between traditional and modern cultures, but also mirrors the psychological tension of characters. The film explores the dark side of the human psyche and experiments with innovative styles, heralding the Hong Kong New Wave and creating a beguiling and nostalgic world of mystique.


3pm-4pm: Season Opening Reception

4pm: The Secret Screening

This screening is a joint presentation by the Chinese Cinema Project and Focus Hong Kong. In Cantonese with English subtitles.

Screens courtesy of Hong Kong Film Archive, Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Supported by the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office London.

Sylvia Chang, Angie Chiu Nga-chi, Tsui Siu-keung, Lee Hye-suk, Alex Man

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