Summer 2024

Focus Hong Kong returns to BFI Southbank and The Garden Cinema for a summer programme of new releases and restored classics

Focus Hong Kong returns to BFI Southbank and The Garden Cinema for a summer 2024 programme packed with new and classic films. The specially-curated selection gives audiences the chance to catch the very best of Hong Kong cinema on the big screen, from the UK Premieres of new restorations through to some of the biggest hits of the last year, covering a wide range of genres. Highlights include the UK Premiere of the new 4K restoration of The Wild, Wild Rose, a 1960 musical masterpiece and a jazzy contemporary take on Carmen starring Grace Chang, In Broad Daylight, Hong Kong’s answer to Spotlight, and one of the most acclaimed films of the last year, with a long list of awards and nominations, and a double bill of classic Johnnie To action in Exiled and Vengeance.

Explore the full programme and join us as we celebrate the creativity of Hong Kong cinema!

Screenings of The Wild, Wild Rose, Winter Chants, The Sword and In Broad Daylight at BFI Southbank are supported by The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London.

Related films

The Wild, Wild Rose (4K)

Grace Chang gives an iconic performance in a jazzy contemporary Hong Kong take on Carmen, restored in stunning 4K

In Broad Daylight

A special screening of one of the most acclaimed Hong Kong films of the last year, a shocking exposé of abuse in care homes

The Sword (2K)

Patrick Tam’s wuxia is a modern classic of the genre, featuring stunning visuals and spectacular fight scenes

Winter Chants + Q&A

A contemplative documentary exploring the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Hong Kong village traditions + Q&A (via Zoom) with director Tsang Tsui-shan

He’s A Woman, She’s A Man

Leslie Cheung headlines Peter Chan’s classic romantic comedy touching on homosexuality and gender identity

Fly Me to the Moon

A pair of sisters face discrimination and poverty after immigrating from Hunan to Hong Kong in this Stanley Kwan-produced award winner


Johnnie To’s Macau-set ensemble bullet ballet is his ultimate take on the themes of loyalty, betrayal and brotherhood


A French chef teams with a gang of Hong Kong killers to avenge the death of his family in Johnnie To’s poetically violent thriller