Digitally Restored Gems from China
The Hong Kong Film Archive and China Film Archive (CFA) have been working closely over the years. Many of our screenings were made possible by the generosity of the CFA, who offered prints, film stills and other important materials. Recently, the Technique Division of the CFA has acquired state-of-the-out equipment for digital restoration. In just a few short years, the CFA has already restored over 200 films, many of them priceless prints of early classics. For the latest program, we have chosen four restored treasures from the early days of Chinese cinema: early short film Labor's Love (1922), special effects-laden action adventure Red Heroine (1929), Fei Mu's critically revered Spring in a Small Town (1948) and the once-condemned Captain Guan (1951). These films coincide with the "Transcending Time and Space" and "100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies" programmes in order to inspire further dialogues between Mainland China and Hong Kong.
Prints Courtesy of:
China Film Archive
China Film Art Research Center
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