Deliverance Critics Choice 2022

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Release Date
6 Aug 2022 (Sat)
Category
III (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
109 Minutes
Language
English / No Subtitle
Director
John Boorman
Cast
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Synopsis
Post-screening Talk in Cantonese with Online Station Host Leung Kam Cheung & Lam Kee To

Choice of Lam Kee To:
A woman-free men’s canoe trip turns into a slaughter that sees civilsation brutalised by barbarians. This classic film remains so shocking today that no one has dared to touch its subject matter since its release. If Jaws (1975) is a man’s film that victimises women, then Deliverance is a nightmare tale for civilised people of all genders. Of course, if women had been included among the victims, the film would be even more cruel and more commercial, but it would’ve also taken away the essence of this classic.

Even though this film, which sees even the loveliest man flee in horror, stars four award-calibre actors, its true protagonist isn’t human, but water. The film uses a visual totem to touch on various aspects of civilisation, such as clashes between civilisations, the philosophy of survival, metaphors, mythologies, and especially the “goddess consciousness” that...

Post-screening Talk in Cantonese with Online Station Host Leung Kam Cheung & Lam Kee To

Choice of Lam Kee To:
A woman-free men’s canoe trip turns into a slaughter that sees civilsation brutalised by barbarians. This classic film remains so shocking today that no one has dared to touch its subject matter since its release. If Jaws (1975) is a man’s film that victimises women, then Deliverance is a nightmare tale for civilised people of all genders. Of course, if women had been included among the victims, the film would be even more cruel and more commercial, but it would’ve also taken away the essence of this classic.

Even though this film, which sees even the loveliest man flee in horror, stars four award-calibre actors, its true protagonist isn’t human, but water. The film uses a visual totem to touch on various aspects of civilisation, such as clashes between civilisations, the philosophy of survival, metaphors, mythologies, and especially the “goddess consciousness” that...
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