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Hong Kong Palace Museum Movies: Fall in Love with Masterpieces

Date : January to April 2024
Venue : Hong Kong Palace Museum - The Hong Kong Jockey Club Auditorium
Description

“Hong Kong Palace Museum Movies: Fall in Love with Masterpieces”

From January to April 2024, you will join an unforgettable cinematic journey that accompanies the special exhibition "Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London". In six carefully selected documentaries, you will discover the secrets of legendary artists such as Raphael, van Gogh and Monet, as art historians unravel their creative processes, unique styles and little-known deeds. Get ready for an adventure to European art meccas such as Paris, Florence and Rome, exploring the enchanting halls of magnificent art museums and hidden treasures nested with private collections.



Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies

Director: Giovanni Piscaglia

Narrator: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Language: English, Italian and French, with Traditional Chinese and English subtitles

Year: 2018

Duration: 83 mins

Discover Van Gogh in a whole new light, through the legacy of Helene Kröller-Müller, the largest private collector of the Dutch painter’s artworks, who acquired nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s works in the early 20th century. Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies narrates the turbulent and introspective journey of the painter, seen through passages in the letters of his brother Theo, and images of the places where Van Gogh lived, spanning from Paris to Provence.

Through the Kröller-Müller collection, this movie will not only unravel the essence of Van Gogh’s artistry and exceptional talent, but also provides insight into the significance of drawing as an integral part of his artistic process. Van Gogh’s seemingly instinctive, au premier coup canvases were a result of long, preparatory studies, not sketches but complete works of art in themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterises the style of his paintings, can already be found.



Water Lilies of Monet—The Magic of Water and Light

Director: Giovanni Trolio

Narrator: Elisa Lasowski

Language: English, with Traditional Chinese and English subtitles

Year: 2018

Duration: 94 mins

Water Lilies of Monet—The Magic of Water and Light is a cinematic journey through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius Impressionist. When Claude Monet re-emerged from the depression that had led him to abandon painting, he devoted himself body and soul to his most colossal undertaking: The Grand Decorations—huge panels depicting his water lily pond, so all-enveloping that the viewer's gaze is lost in an atmosphere of serenity and peace. This deeply immersive art film allows us to discover what gave Monet the inspiration to return to work, and to produce such a stunning and immortal work of beauty. Follow the River Seine on a visually stunning journey from Le Havre to Giverny and Paris in France, through influential moments in the life of the world’s most influential painter, with astonishing up-close access to some of his greatest masterpieces.



Botticelli, Florence and the Medici

Director: Marco Pianigiani

Narrator: Stephen Mangan

Language: English and Italian, with Traditional Chinese and English subtitles

Year: 2021

Duration: 95 mins

Botticelli, Florence and the Medici is a story of beauty, creativity, and genius. The Renaissance Florence of Lorenzo de' Medici was a powerhouse of art and culture. Among countless shops and government buildings, there was endless beauty coexisting with the dark side of the city, made up of power struggles, plots, intrigues, and brutal violence. One revolutionary artist, more than any other, was able to project into his works the lights and shadows of an era destined never to be forgotten: Sandro Botticelli. In this movie, viewers will relive Florence and all its astonishing art and culture through Botticelli's life, collaborations, challenges, and successes under the wing of the Medici family.



Raphael: The Young Prodigy

Director: Massimo Ferrari

Language: English and Italian, with Traditional Chinese and English subtitles

Year: 2021

Duration: 83 mins
Raphael: The Young Prodigy tells the story of the Renaissance leader Raphael, beginning with his extraordinary early portraits of women—the Mother, the Friend, the Secret Lover, and the Client. Delve into the Italian artist’s uncanny ability to capture celestial beauty, and to focus his gaze beyond the physicality and into the psychology of his subjects (some real, some imaginary) so that their personalities explosively emerge from his canvas. With fascinating contributions from internationally renowned experts, this movie uncovers the most significant people, places, and inspirations in the life and times of Raphael—a Renaissance leader and one of the most spectacular painters in history.



Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice

Director: Giuseppe Domingo Romano

Narrator: Helena Bonham Carte

Special Guest: Peter Greenaway

Language: English and Italian, with Traditional Chinese and English subtitles

Year: 2019

Duration: 96 mins
Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. This documentary tells the story of the rivalry among the most important Venetian artists of the 16th century: Tintoretto, Titian, and Veronese in Venice. It explores Venice through Tintoretto’s life and canvases, and shed light on the profound impact of the plague in 1576, which left a lasting mark on the city and the Venetian art. With stunning visuals, this art film showcases Tintoretto as an exceptional embodiment of Venice. A one-of-a-kind genius, open-minded, restless, brave and with a strong love for freedom, unpredictable and enigmatic, he truly mirrored the essence of the lagoon city.



Secret Impressionists

Director: Daniele Pini

Language: English, Italian and French, with Traditional Chinese and English subtitles

Year: 2020

Duration: 83 mins
Secret Impressionists tells the story of the art revolution that defined the impressionist movement, through an exploration of 50 legendary paintings, previously inaccessible to the general public, which were exhibited at Rome’s Palazzo Bonaparte in 2019. How did the impressionists view the world? How were their works received? How did they go from being rejected by critics and the public to becoming, in just a few short years, some of the best loved works of art in the world? Featuring the insights of the Rome exhibition’s head curators, along with compelling analyses made by experts, historians and artists, Secret Impressionists illuminates the impressionist movement and uncovers hidden gems created by the likes of Monet, Degas, Renoir, Manet, Cézanne, and other extraordinary artists whose legacies continue to thrive long after their passing.



Venue

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Auditorium, LG/F, Hong Kong Palace Museum


Ticketing Information

Ticket TypePrice
Standard$75
Concessions
Include:Children (age 7 to 11), full-time students, seniors (age 60 and above), persons with disabilities (with one companion), and CSSA recipients.
$40
Discount for HKPM Patron or a member of HKPM Friends$60
Special Exhibition Package Discount
Purchase any Standard movie ticket with “Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from The National Gallery, London” special exhibition Standard ticket in the same transaction to enjoy 20% discount for the Standard movie ticket.
$60
Movie Package Discount
Purchase 3 or more Standard ticket for “Hong Kong Palace Museum Movies: Fall in Love with Masterpieces” to enjoy 15% discount
$63

All discount offers are not valid in conjunction with other discount or promotional offers. Limited discount quotas. Offer valid while stocks last.


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Programme Enquiries

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Age Limit

Suitable for age 6 or above.
An adult must accompany any person under the age of 12.
The categories of films in the programme are not yet rated by the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration at the time this webpage launches. If any film classified as Category III, notice will be posted on ticketing website www.cityline.com. Refunds will be made to ticket holders under 18 years of age who bought the tickets before the announcement.

Remarks

• Please enter the Museum through the Palace Academy (LG/F). For any changes to the arrangement, please refer to the information in the Museum on the day of the event.
• Admission to the venue will begin 15 minutes before the programme starts.
• Free seating, on a first-come, first-served basis.
• No food or drink is allowed in the Auditorium.
• The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice.
• Exhibition Ticket Arrangement: This registration is for the captioned programme only. To visit our exhibition, please click here.

Inclement weather arrangements

Red or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal / Typhoon Signal No. 3
• If hoisted within three hours before the event starts, the event will continue.
• If hoisted during the event, the event will continue. If it cannot continue as planned, rescheduling or refund arrangements will be announced in due course.

Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above
• If hoisted three hours before the event starts, the event will be suspended. Rescheduling or refund arrangements will be announced in due course.
• If hoisted during the event, the event will NOT continue. Rescheduling or refund arrangements will be announced in due course.

The Hong Kong Palace Museum reserves the right to reschedule or cancel events with or without refunding participants.

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