March 25: Seminar – An Evening with Filmmakers Clara Law and Eddie Fong

Renowned filmmaker Clara Law 羅卓瑤 has won accolades for her penetrating screen studies of immigration, diaspora, and the drama of families torn apart and reunited by nomadic existences.

Often working with her partner Eddie Fong 方令正, she has directed some of the most acclaimed films of Hong Kong’s “second wave,” including Farewell China (1990) and Autumn Moon (1992).  In Floating Life(1996),  The Goddess of 1967 (2000), and the documentary Letters to Ali (2004), she looks at the pain and promise of the meeting of Asia and the West in her adopted home of Australia.

Clara Law returns to Hong Kong with her new feature Like A Dream (2009) that continues her exploration of themes of Chinese identity and migration by focusing on a romantic quest that spans New York, Shanghai, and Taiwan.  Like A Dream was nominated for 9 Golden Horse Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.

It is one of the opening films in this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival.

This evening explores four of her representative works: Farewell China, Autumn Moon, Floating Life, Like A Dream.

Panelists:

  • Nancy Tong: Visiting Associate Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre (Moderator)
  • Gina Marchetti: Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature
  • Staci Ford: Honorary Associate Professor, Women’s Studies Research Centre

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Venue: T6, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong

For enquiries, please contact Kylie Chan at e-mail kyliec@hku.hk or telephone 2219-4416.