Winter’s Tale (KBTC 2019)

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season. This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes. This critically acclaimed production was the first in the hugely successful Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season that was broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year in 2015.

NT Live: Hamlet

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

Acclaimed as a leading man of the London stage long before achieving international superstardom as Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch returns to the greatest theatre role of them all – Hamlet – following the runaway success of Frankenstein at the National Theatre in 2011. Reinterpreted with a visual grandeur by sought-after director Lyndsey Turner, this version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet dissects the Prince of Denmark and his darkening world with political precision and psychological insight.

2019 UK-China Deaf Film Showcase Guangzhou

British Council, British Consulate-General

In collaboration with the British Consulate-General, the British Council will bring eight films from the UK-China Deaf Film Online Showcase to audiences in Guangzhou, with sharing sessions and a mini sign language class. Shi Chengchuan, who has created the mobile app Voi Book to connect deaf and hearing communities, and Sam Zheng, Founder of Shanghai International Deaf Film Festival will share their efforts in driving inclusion.

Depeche Mode: SPIRITS IN THE FOREST

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Spirits in the Forest will feature recorded footage from Depeche Mode's Global Spirit Tour in Berlin, and trace the stories of six fans from different backgrounds. The film provides a look into how the nature of music has brought people together.

RSC Live: Measure for Measure

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

Artistic Director Gregory Doran transports Shakespeare's "problematic play" to 1900s Vienna. Dealing with murky themes such as sexual morality, the abuse of power and personal ethics, the play never quite comes down unequivocally in favour of truth and fair play. Measure for Measure (RSC 2019) is being brought to the big screen in Hong Kong by the British Council and Broadway Circuit.

FLARE Film Screening

British Council, The British Consulate-General Guangzhou

Flare Films is a programme of nine recent short films from the UK that have all been shown at BFI Flare, London’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival. The programme includes drama and documentary, poetry and dance. The films explore and celebrate a range of LGBTQ+ experience, but essentially, they are about finding out – and standing up for – who you are. Five of the films in the programme have featured in FiveFilms4Freedom.

Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) – As You Like It

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

A riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy. Director Kimberley Sykes invites the audiences into the Forest of Arden with a stellar cast and crew. The production explores the love story between Rosalind and Orlando and another three-romantic tales, providing a mixture of comedic relief and food for thought on gender and sexuality. The British Council and Broadway Circuit are proud to bring this Shakespeare’s much-loved production to Hong Kong.

National Theatre Live (NTLive) – Frankenstein

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle, Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. This thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation since its captured live in 2011, and returns to cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. The British Council and Broadway Circuit are delighted to bring this viscerally exciting screening to Hong Kong.

Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

Charting one of the world’s renowned bands Coldplay's incredible journey from humble origins to stadium-filling superstardom. The film showcases spectacular live performances of iconic tracks like Fix You and Viva La Vida with intimate, behind-the-scenes moments that reveal the depth of the band’s friendship and brotherhood, alongside unprecedented and unseen archive material captured over 20 years.

Royal Shakespeare Company – The Merry Wives of Windsor

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

Shakespeare's story of marriage, wealth, jealousy and lies. Directed by Fiona Laird, this outrageous and fun-filled new version featuring Sir John Falstaff and those whimsical women of Windsor. The British Council and Broadway Circuit are delighted to bring this Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos live screening to Hong Kong.

National Theatre Live (NT Live) – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

Based on the acclaimed best-selling novel by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been a smash-hit in London's West End and on Broadway in 2012, and has thrilled global audiences through NT Live screenings. The British Council and Broadway Circuit are delighted to bring this unmissable encore live screening run to the big screen by popular demand in October 2018.

MOViE MOViE Life is Art – Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

MOViE MOViE

The uncompromising Queen of Punk Fashion is Dame Vivienne Westwood, who, while sitting alongside Gucci and Dior, still fights to preserve her brand’s integrity and legacy. With exclusive, unprecedented access, the Sundance-nominated WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST follows Vivienne’s march from post-war Derbyshire onto the runway, as she continues to redefine British culture and fashion with a rebellious spirit in a world driven by consumerism and global expansion.

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