Cultural Affairs Bureau

Cultural Affairs Bureau produces documentary Interpretation of Images on Macao’s screening industry
Bringing local creative force to present cinematic culture over the past century


In order to raise the public awareness of the film and related industries in Macao and to enhance public understanding of the development of the city’s screening industry over the past century, the Cultural Affairs Bureau has produced a documentary entitled “Interpretation of Images”, which focuses on the history of the cinemas and screening industry in Macao. Five public screenings of Interpretation of Images will be held at Cinematheque·Passion. Registration for public screenings will be available from 10am on 27 February.

The documentary Interpretation of Images, directed by Lao Keng U, shows the creative force behind local film and television practitioners, tells the story of the vicissitudes of Macao’s screening industry through interviews with academics and cinema professionals and presents the evolution of Macao’s cinemas over the past century. The Cultural Affairs Bureau hopes to increase public support and attention to Macao’s cinema and associated industries through the documentary, and will host five public screenings at Cinematheque·Passion with free admission. All interested parties can register online from 10am on 27 February via the Cultural Affairs Bureau’s “Activities Registration System” ( Distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interpretation of Images will also be screened at the Exhibition Hall on the second floor of Cinematheque·Passion from 2 March onwards, which will be running concurrently along with the venue’s exhibitions at No. 9 and No. 11 Travessa da Paixão. The Cultural Affairs Bureau seeks to develop an exhibition space that introduces Macao’s film industry through the combination of physical and visual materials, showcase the individuals, incidents and artefacts behind the scenes that have led to the growth of the industry, and relates the history and stories of Macao’s century-old cinema development. All are welcome and admission is free.

Cinematheque·Passion is open from Tuesdays to Sundays (including public holidays) and closed on Mondays. The ticket office is open from 10am to 11:30pm, and the exhibition hall and film exhibition room are open from 10am to 8pm. The Cultural Affairs Bureau will strictly follow the relevant epidemic prevention guidelines of the Health Bureau and implement appropriate measures for the cultural activities. All participants must wear their own masks, undergo temperature checks, and present a valid health code of the day. For enquiries, please contact Ms. Cheong through tel. no. 8399 6280 during office hours.

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