All’s Well Ends Well
Clifton Ko’s cult classic “All’s Well Ends Well” is perhaps the best movie around if you want to gear up to Chinese New Year: Family dysfunction, mahjong banter and terrible pranks abound as three brothers try to win the favor of their father. This screening is an extended version which includes a 10-minute firefighting scene starring Leslie Cheung which has never been shown in Hong Kong theaters. Jan 30. The Grand Cinema, 2/F, Elements, 1 Austin Rd. West, West Kowloon, 2196-8170.
Three Colors Trilogy Marathon
Polish arthouse director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Three Colors” trilogy is a must-see on any film nerd’s bucket list. Set aside a Sunday where you can marathon “Blue” (12:30pm), “White” (2:45pm) and “Red” (5:15pm)—which was nominated for three Oscars in 1995—in one sitting. Themed after the three national colors and the motto of France (“liberty, equality, fraternity”), the trilogy also explores the idea of anti-tragedy, anti-comedy, and anti-romance. Get chin-scratching. Jan 31. The Grand Cinema, 2/F, Elements, 1 Austin Rd. West, West Kowloon, 2196-8170. $75 per movie from thegrandcinema.com.hk.
Don’t miss out on Kieslowski’s “Three Colors” trilogy