I’m a sucker for watching older films restored on the big screen, so the fact that the Hong Kong Film Archive is currently screening a series of classic World War I films was already reason to get excited. Since the series launched they have screened Wings, All Quiet on the Western Front and Wooden Crosses, and this coming Sunday (2 November) they will be showing Powell and Pressburger’s epic The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.
Even more exciting, the HKFA has asked me to give a post-screening talk after the film, which is both incredibly flattering but also a little daunting – not least because the screening has now completely sold out. I gave a similar talk on Black Narcissus a couple of years back and didn’t make a complete fool out of myself, so they’ve asked me back to do it again!
Here are the details (Incidentally, all the write-ups for this series on the Film Archive’s website were also written by me).
Wish me luck, and if you happen to be attending please stop and say hi!