Tango Between Images — Hong Kong Films & Comics

Tango Between Images — Hong Kong Films & Comics

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Exhibition Trailer

           Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 10am - 8pm
           (Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays))
Venue:Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Film Archive
Free Admission

Among the many narrative artforms – novels, radio plays, graphic novels, cinema, comics, etc – the resemblance between movies and comics do not go unnoticed. One may compare comic panels to freeze frames in movies. Thus, it's only natural for filmmakers to draw inspiration from comic books.

In Hong Kong, comics and films encountered with each other since the 1930s. When our city evolved into an international cultural hub, filmmakers were bent on absorbing new ideas, so were comic artists. The comic community reinvented itself brilliantly, and in turn served as a source of intellectual nourishment during the golden age of Hong Kong cinema.

Docent services of Hong Kong Film Archive has resumed. Public guided tours at 2pm and 4:30pm are available every Sunday since 5 March during the exhibition period. Details for Free Group Docent Service, please click here.


The Japanese Manga Connection in Hong Kong Films
Date: 3/6/2023 (Sat)
Time: 3:00pm
Speakers: Neco Lo, Honkaz Fung
Moderator: Eric Tsang Siu-wang

When Comics Meet Cinema—The Stormriders and Hong Kong's Comics-Inspired Films
Date: 2/7/2023 (Sun)
Time: 3:00pm
Speakers: Ma Wing-shing, Manfred Wong, John Chu
Moderator: Thomas Shin
Live stream on Hong Kong Film Archive's YouTube channel
(The seminars have completely ended. Thank you for your support.)

Venue: Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
Seminars are conducted in Cantonese. Free admission. Limited seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Audiences are welcome to queue up at 1/F Foyer 45 minutes before the seminar begins.