This panel is conducted in Cantonese with English translation
Cinemas are often viewed as active cultural spaces that respond to changing contexts. Perhaps today is high time for us to revisit the role of Hong Kong cinemas, both mainstream and alternative, and how they can reflect our evolving social fabric. Juggling between both new and traditional, domestic and international waves of investors, markets, practitioners and audiences, their industrial ecology never stands still. Despite an open-ended uncertainty of the industry’s future, it seems that a group of ardent practitioners have been striving to thrive. From struggles to stories, what are some unspoken dreams of Hong Kong’s silver screen?
A triptych of perspectives will be projected in this Cantonese panel. Each of these represents vital vertices of the larger moving-image industry: commercial productions, independent art films, local actors. Following discussions of various film languages and tactics for morphing and re-imagining Hong Kong, the panel hopes to shed light on new insights and advice for young practitioners who share similar aspirations and a passion for Hong Kong films.
April 10 (Sat)