The Hong Kong Heritage Museum will commemorate what would have been Leslie Cheung’s 67th birthday on September 12 by screening two of the late actor’s movies for free. The museum, which is usually closed on Tuesdays, will be open on this day and the ‘Miss You Much Leslie Exhibition’, as well as other exhibitions at the museum, can be accessed by the public from 10am-6pm.
The two films that will be shown are Okinawa Rendez-vous at 11am and Ashes of Time (Redux) at 3pm. Those interested in watching the films should queue up for tickets, which will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis, 15 minutes before each screening begins at the theatre on the first floor of the museum.
The ‘Miss You Much Leslie Exhibition’ features 61 exhibits, including four costumes worn by Cheung during his concerts, such as the red cloak and suit with stonework and the pair of red high heels in his ‘Live in Concert 97’, the outfit with white feathers and the pair of blue embellished jeans worn by him during his ‘Passion Tour’ concert, and the meticulously crafted seashell culottes designed for him by a famous French designer.
The exhibition also showcases some of Cheung’s vinyl records, such as For Your Heart Only (White Edition) and Stand Up (Purple Edition). Visitors can also get a look at music, film, and TV awards like the 1984 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Presentation for Monica, the Best Film Song of the 14th Hong Kong Film Awards for Chase, and the Best Album Award of the Four Channels Song Award for Untitled.
In addition, there will be two screenings of the 4K-restored version of Farewell My Concubine, the multiple award-winning film that stars Cheung along with Gong Li and Zhang Fengyi, on September 30 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre to mark the 30th anniversary of the film’s initial release.
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