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I·CARE Theatre 2022-23

Organised by this Centre and supported by The Office of the Arts Administrator, the I·CARE Theatre will arrange screening of selected international films in the first term of this academic year. Details are set out below:

Drive My Car


27 September 2022|7:30 pm|Sir Run Run Shaw Hall| 179 min|Category III|In Japanese, with subtitles in Chinese and English|

Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Remarks: Only suitable for persons aged 18 or above

Post-screening Discussion

27 September 2022|10:35 pm|Sir Run Run Shaw Hall| Host: Prof. Eric Poon, Dr. Li Mei-ting Language: Cantonese


This film is based on a short story of the same name in Haruki Murakami’s book titled “Men without Women: Stories”. Yusuke Kafuku, a stage actor and director, had enjoyed a happy marriage with Oto, a screenwriter. However, Oto suddenly died after leaving her husband a cassette tape which had kept Kafuku indulged deeply in thinking of the loss of his wife. Two years later, he met Misaki, a reticent woman assigned to be his chauffeur. As they spent time together, Misaki confronted Kafuku with the secret of his wife that quietly haunted him……

This film was awarded the Best International Feature Film at the Oscars 2022, Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globe Award 2022 and the Best Screenplay, the FIPRESCI Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Film Festival 2021.

The Book Thief


13 October 2022|7:30 pm|Sir Run Run Shaw Hall| 131 min|Category IIA|In German and English, with subtitles in Chinese|

Director: Brian Percival

Post-screening Discussion

13 October 2022|9:45 pm|Sir Run Run Shaw Hall| Host: Dr. Allan Au Language: Cantonese


Based on the bestselling novel of the same name written by Markus Zusak, the story is about the adventures of an illiterate girl, Liesel, in Germany during World War II. Liesel was encouraged by her foster father to learn reading secretly, and since then she had fallen in love with books. She shared her passion for reading with Max, a Jew hiding in her adopted family’s basement to escape from Nazi Germany. She also befriended another youngster neighbour, Rudy, who kept the secret of their theft of books. The power of words helped Liesel escape from the miserable world, and her life had changed ever since.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire


30 November 2022|7:30 pm|Sir Run Run Shaw Hall| 121 min|Category IIB|In French, with subtitles in Chinese and English|

Director: Céline Sciamma

Post-screening Discussion

30 November 2022|9:35 pm|Sir Run Run Shaw Hall| Host: Dr. Li Mei-ting, Dr. Sonia Wong Language: Cantonese


The story sets at the 18th century on an isolated island in Brittany of France. Marianne, a young female painter was assigned to paint a portrait for the marriage arrangement of Héloïse, a young lady from a wealthy family. Héloïse was reluctant to be painted as she did not want to accept arranged marriage. In order to finish the portrait in secret, Marianne pretended to be the maiden so that she could observe Héloïse closely. As time went by, they fell in love with each other. In the generation not accepting same-sex relationship, would they give up the affinity and accept their fate?

This film was awarded the Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.




  • All films for screening will be opened to CUHK members (students, staff and alumni) only.

  • All screenings are free-of-charge.

  • Admission for registered participants will start 30 minutes before the screening. Please reserve ample time for registration at the University entrance (if necessary), and for temperature check and health declaration.

  • Sir Run Run Shaw Hall is one of scheduled premises under Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F). All visitors must use “Leave Home Safe” Mobile App and fulfil the latest requirement of Vaccine Pass.

  • Free seating is made on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • Walk-in participants (if any) will be admitted five minutes before the screening.

  • Any form of photo taking and video recording are prohibited.



I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development

Tel: 3943 4702


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