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Tai Kwun Movie Steps X Hong Kong Film Archive—
A Touch of Youth
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Following last year’s ‘A Cinematic Portrait of Song & Dance’ screening programme held at Tai Kwun, the Hong Kong Film Archive is returning to the venue again this year with another selection of works from its collection. From late summer to early autumn, audiences will be able to experience ‘A Touch of Youth’ through stories told with light and shadow.
Teen films were introduced to Hong Kong from Hollywood in the 1950s. Through integration and adaptation by local filmmakers in tandem with an increasingly mature star system, the genre became a timeless favourite among film buffs, propelling countless vibrant newcomers to stardom. With Hong Kong being a place where Chinese and Western cultures converge, our local teen films often depict the pursuit of Western chic and feature an abundance of song and dance in a display of youthful energy. However, they also illustrate the conflict between tradition and modernity, shedding light on the anxieties of growing up, the rebelliousness and restlessness, as well as the yearnings for love and dreams, experienced by young people in different eras. Each scene is like a page from the diary of an urban youth projected on the silver screen...
This year, the Archive has specially selected five teen films from the 1950s to 1980s, which will be screened free of charge at the Tai Kwun Laundry Steps. Let a host of youthful idols take you back to your salad days with their dazzling charm!
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