HONG KONG & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hong Kong has one of the most influential pop cultures among Asian cities, especially its iconic Cantopop and movies from the 1980s to the 1990s. The timeless influence of those masterpieces can still be found in the pop culture of Hong Kong and even the rest of Asia.
The first-ever “Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival” is currently taking place. With over 20 exciting events scheduled throughout the year, including reinterpretations of pop culture classics and tributes to legendary trendsetters, visitors are invited to relive the golden age of Hong Kong superstars who reigned in the music and movie industries.
Hong Kong’s East-meets-West cultural ethos has long been adored by visitors from around the world. This celebration of culture with a variety of elements is a perfect opportunity to experience Hong Kong from a different angle. Here are three recommended experiences for visitors to savor and reminisce.
Movie Tram – Tales Told by Cinematic Storytellers
A quintessential Hong Kong symbol on the move, the tram is a vessel of the city’s unique scenery and memories, making it an ideal backdrop in Hong Kong movies. The Festival has partnered with Walk in Hong Kong to present “Movie Tram” tours. Led by docents, participants will take a walking tour around film locations in Central & Western District before hopping onto a tram, where famous filmmakers, including Stanley Kwan and Kearen Pang, will share behind-the-scenes stories and inspirations for cinematic creativity.
Date: May 20 & 21, 2023
** Tickets available online for registration
In the Mood for Qipao – A Showcase of the Flourishing Era of Hong Kong Cinema
The qipao (cheongsam) is a fashion symbol of Chinese culture, as well as a key styling element for female leads in many Hong Kong movies. “Cinderella and Her Qipao” is an exhibition organized by the Hong Kong Film Archive. With over 30 qipaos from a selection of films spanning different eras on display, cultural landscapes of the past are recreated with pieces worn by iconic actresses such as Maggie Cheung and Brigitte Lin.
Cinderella and Her Qipao Exhibition
Date: November 2023 – April 2024
Location: Hong Kong Film Archives
The Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Hong Kong Film Arts Association will jointly present the “Out of Thin Air: Hong Kong Film Arts & Costumes Exhibition.” Through the display of iconic costumes, props, sets, paraphernalia and workshop scenes, the exhibition will take visitors behind the scenes to explore Hong Kong’s film culture, as well as the highly adaptable professionalism and creative inclusiveness of film industry workers.
Out of Thin Air: Hong Kong Film Arts & Costumes Exhibition
Date: Now – September 4, 2023
Location: Hong Kong Heritage Museum
More can’t miss activities will debut soon. Make these experiences part of your itinerary and embark on a distinctive pop culture journey in the footsteps of legendary Hong Kong superstars.
For more information about the “Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival”, please visit https://www.pcf.gov.hk/en/.