12th June 2020 – (Hong Kong) The exhibition “A Different Brilliance – The D & B Story”, organised by the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, is being held from today to 30th August at the Exhibition Hall of the HKFA. It revisits D & B Films Company’s productions in the 1980s to 1990s, which marks a golden age of Hong Kong movies.
The exhibition begins with a brief timeline introducing D & B’s history, which leads visitors to three thematic zones. The first zone includes “Women in D & B Films” and “The First Timers in D & B”. The former introduces D & B’s movies produced from female perspectives while the latter highlights the debuts of renowned directors, scriptwriters and actors. The second zone displays rare film artefacts such as a hand-written screenplay of “An Autumn’s Tale” (1987), hand-painted stills of “The Owl vs Bumbo” (1984), black-and-white portrait photos of “Love unto Wastes” (1986) and colour slides of various movies. A light box portraying stills and behind-the-scenes photos is placed above the artefacts, allowing visitors to learn the stories behind D & B’s production process.
Moreover, the zone “Hall of Songs” features a pub setting which is inspired by a scene in Patrick Tam’s “Final Victory” (1987). Film scores from D & B’s films will be played to rekindle visitors’ memories of the classic moments in D & B films as well as collective memories of the 1980s.
Admission to the exhibition is free. For details, please call 2739 2139 or click here.
In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, special opening hours from 10am to 5pm daily (closed on Tuesdays) will be implemented. Children aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.