Movies 74, 84, 94, 04, 14: “Chinatown (1974)”

Movies 74, 84, 94, 04, 14: “Chinatown (1974)”

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Fri 12 Jan 2018, 7.30 pm

From TPD:

From this week until the Lunar New Year, TPD will screen 5 outstanding movies that were produced in the years of 1974, 1984, 1994, 2004 and 2014. These are not the best movies of those years, but definitely the gems of the world’s cinema.

List of movies

– Chinatown (1974)
Amadeus (1984)
Léon (1994)
Closer (2004)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The first movie Chinatown (1974), directed by Roman Polanski, will be screened this week.

Film notes

130′ / Drama – Mystery – Thriller
Directed by Roman Polanski

Chinatown is a neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was inspired by the California Water Wars, a series of disputes over southern California water at the beginning of the 20th century, by which Los Angeles interests secured water rights in the Owens Valley. The Robert Evans production, a Paramount Pictures release, was the director’s last film in the United States and features many elements of film noir, particularly a multi-layered story that is part mystery and part psychological drama.

In 1991, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and it is frequently listed as one of the greatest films of all time. At the 47th Academy Awards, it was nominated for 11 Oscars, with Towne winning Best Original Screenplay. The Golden Globe Awards honored it for Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay. The American Film Institute placed it second among its top ten mystery films in 2008. [Wikipedia]

Language: English with Vietnamese subtitles

• The film screening is for educational purpose and fundraising for Young Cinema Fund of TPD
• Donation (at the door): 20,000 VND/audience
• Doors open at 7 pm and close when the screening room is full
• Seats are assigned on the first-come-first-served basis

Follow updates on the event page

Watch the film’s trailer here:

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents TPD was established with the purposes of designing and implementing programs to assist and develop movie talents and other activities for the development of Vietnamese cinema.

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents
51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi
Tel: 024 3936 6559
Email: [email protected]

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