The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Such fleeting youth. How swift those blundering yet rampant days leave us, never to return. People come and go, their traces becoming slow pangs of regret, haunting us for years to go. 'Youth' is a significant phase of one's life, with hearts flipping in the recollection of youth. Recently, blockbusters like 'Our Times' and 'She Remembers, He Forgets' resonate with many audience. Filmatic also has our own pick of youth movies, displaying youth in its complex edge. Join us in our journey to revisit our past joy and sorrow.
Youth is not all about butterflies and sunshine. Directed by the auteur Shunji Iwai, 'All About Lily Chou-chou' explores the dark side of adolescence, filled with problems such as bullying, crime, prostitution, rape, murder and suicide. Through the story of the idolisation of the singer Lily Chou-chou from a couple of school kids, the film displays the cruelty faced by contemporary Japanese youths. From their stories, maybe we all can glimpse a part of our unknown self.
Date: 25 Feb 2016 Thu 18:30
Venue: The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Established in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the territory's oldest institute of higher learning. For more than a century, the University has committed itself to creating knowledge, providing education, and serving society. It has grown with Hong Kong and generations of our graduates have helped shape the city from which the university takes its name. Today, HKU is internationally renowned as a research-led comprehensive university, with frontier research endeavours and scholarly achievements that have won it worldwide acclaim.