Amadeus (a cyberpunk dream)
A short film showcasing one night in Hong Kong sometime in the past...
...or in the future
Classical Music + Ballet + Cyberpunk!
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) and Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) proudly present a new short film, Amadeus (a cyberpunk dream), which depicts Mozart’s futuristic journey from the classical era to a psychedelic urbanscape in frenetic Hong Kong. The project was helmed by award-winning film director and production designer Ahong Cheung, best known for See You Tomorrow (Best Makeup and Costume Design, 54th Golden Horse Awards) and Fagara (Best Art Direction, 39th Hong Kong Film Awards).
With a modern take on Mozart’s mesmerising Eine kleine Nachtmusik performed by the HK Phil and whimsical choreography from HKB’s Artistic Director Septime Webre, HKB's vibrant dancers and the HK Phil's captivating musicians transform the streets of Hong Kong into a mysterious, exciting universe.
A disoriented Mozart finds himself in retro-futuristic Hong Kong one night pursued by ominous authority figures. Decked out in flamboyant costumes, cyber-goth gangsters, mahjong players, street musicians, construction workers and pedestrians mill about the bustling streets of SoHo, a popular late night party haven for revellers.
Drawing upon Hong Kong’s inspiring cyberpunk legacy, Amadeus (a cyberpunk dream) salutes the city with an eclectic mix of imaginative costumes, sets and special effects. With this compelling short film, The HK Phil and HKB try to revive the city virtually and to pay homage to its famous neon light aesthetics and renowned cinematic style.
The short film is currently available on the HK Phil’s and HKB’s social media platforms. Join us on this outrageous out-of-this-world adventure, and experience Mozart in a completely new way!