Films in Cantonese with English subtitles
Discussion in Cantonese, with English translations
The director’s first-person perspective is prominent in both’s 1978 experimental essay film , and ’s 1998 docudrama . Their gazes flicker across Hong Kong’s cityscape in the ’70s, nights at Club 64, the theatres, galleries and coffee shops that young intellectuals frequent, as well as clips of news, films and journals. In , sarcastically reminds young people to break free from the invisible yet indulgent shackles of capitalism and to bring the energy of revolution and criticism back into art and film. In Cheers, Ma watches and accompanies the diverse clientele of Club 64. In her eyes, this legendary bar is at times vulgar and at times intellectual, but always a place where stories of individuals mirror a larger society. When experiencing social turmoil, suggests at the end of the film, ‘why not care more about things around us?’
Bothand will join an after screening discussion.
is a social activist and the co-founder of magazine. He is currently the the Chief Executive of the Centre for Community Cultural, the chairman of the Asian People’s Theatre Festival Society, and a hearing coordinator of the Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival.
is the owner of in Central, Hong Kong.