ArtScience Cinema Celebrates The Timeless Charm Of Maggie Cheung
Relive the illustrious career of Maggie Cheung from the beginning
During the Hong Kong film boom of the 80s, Maggie transcended stereotypical female wallflower archetypes to become the fresh face of its burgeoning New Wave movement. This sparked a long and close association with renowned director Wong Kar Wai before she broke into the international scene and went on to collaborate with acclaimed French director Olivier Assayas.
East Meets West
Standing out against the western cliches of Asian women, Maggie presents a complex image of contemporary Chinese femininity. She weaves layers of representation into her wide range of radiant and magnetic characters that not only redefined Asian characteristics in Europe and the West but also eventually led to her milestone achievement as the first Asian woman to win the Cannes Best Actress Award for her performance in Assayas’ Clean (2004).
What To Expect
Vividly Maggie invites audiences to witness a mesmerising, versatile, commanding and unique screen presence through a slate of seven films:
- Song of the Exile (1990)
- Center Stage (1991)
- Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)
- Irma Vep (1996)
- In the Mood for Love (2000)
- Clean (2004)
- Ashes of Time Redux (2008)
Moreover, Maggie Cheung said, “I am so happy to be part of ArtScience Cinema’s latest retrospective Vividly Maggie, which looks back on several notable films throughout my career. As an actress, I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with many talented directors and portraying a diverse range of characters.”
Celebrate With ArtScience Cinema
Additionally, ArtScience Cinema marks its one-year anniversary this May after 12 months of feature films, cinematic retrospectives, festival selections, documentaries and more. It opened in 2022 to provide a dedicated home for the Museum’s moving image programme and has screened over 50 unique films since its launch.
Find out more about this or book your tickets for Vividly Maggie at the Official Marina Bay Sands Website.