Y2K. Referring to the year 2000, the phrase Y2K was commonly used to refer to a widespread computer programming shortcut that was expected to cause extensive havoc at the turn of the new millennium, reflecting societal anxieties that came with this milestone.
This programme explores films from around and about the year 2000, and seeks to examine the anxieties, hopes and fears prevalent within Asian cinema during the turn of the new millennium.
Y2K DreamZ runs from 1 to 30 September 2023 at Oldham Theatre. The programme consists of four new restorations for the films All About Lily Chou-Chou, Fire, Spacked Out and Peppermint Candy.
All About Lily Chou-Chou リリイ・シュシュのすべて (2001, Shunji Iwai, Japan) *2K Restoration*
Spacked Out 無人駕駛 (2000, Lawrence Ah Mon, Hong Kong) *2K Restoration*
The Hole 洞 (1998, Tsai Ming-Liang, Taiwan)
Terra Incognita (2002, Ghassan Salhab, Lebanon)
20 Fingers بیست انگشت (2004, Mania Akbari, Iran)
Peppermint Candy 박하사탕 (1999, Lee Chang-Dong, South Korea) *4K Restoration*
Taste of Tea 茶の味 (2004, Katsuhito Ishii, Japan)
Todo Todo Teros (2006, John Torres, Philippines)
Last Life in the Universe เรื่องรัก น้อยนิด มหาศาล (2003, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Thailand)
Love Conquers All 爱情征服一切 (2006, Tan Chui Mui, Malaysia)
Fire आग (1996, Deepa Mehta, India) *2K Restoration*
2000AD 公元2000 (2000, Gordon Chan, Hong Kong)