第71期 | 感官世界：被知觉裹挟的欲望
Issue 71 | In the Realm of the Senses: sensation, desire, and sexual affect
题引人 Writer / Moderator | 袁小亚 XiaoYa Yuan
线上放映 Online Screening
好郁 Let's Love Hong Kong
导演：游静 Dir. Yau Ching
游静 Dir. Yau Ching
We live in reality, yet we are not content with it. Since its advent, film has been offering its audience a filmic reality with fictionality and fantasy. Cinematic images, in turn, take part in the construction of individual dream, desire and sexuality. Cinema, then, blurs reality and fantasy, fiction and non-fiction. Subsequently, by reflecting and distorting our desires, it reorients our understanding of interpersonal and sexual relationships. Here, the emphasis on imagery raises questions about non-visual factors that also affect our perception of reality and sexual experience. With novel representational techniques entering the media realm trying to grasp the underrepresented, the manner in which fiction and non-fiction will evolve and continue to impact our notion of reality remains unknown.
Ahead of its time, the 2002 film Let’s Love Hong Kong offers an insight into the dynamic between imagery and reality, as well as the dilemma of modernized human interaction. Writer, director Yau Ching will join us as guest speaker to talk about her critical engagement with the issue from a perspective of gender and sexuality within the East Asian context.
Let’s Love HongKong
Director: Yau Ching
Length: 87 min
Language: Cantonese, English / English and Chinese Subtitles
Prémio De Ficção (International Critics’ Grand Prize For Fiction), Figueira da Foz International Film Festival, Portugal; Best New Performer Nominee, Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan; Invited to more than 30 film festivals
Fantasies, dreams, tears and fears of four women chasing and watching each other in post-colonial Hong Kong. They chase, seduce, resist and fantasize about each other. A Hong Kong that is as fake as real provides the perfect setting for their games, secrets, screams and tears. “Made-in-China Chan” (in Cantonese: Chan Kwok Chan) works as a stripper in cyberspace but she often has headaches. Her only solace is from a Mainlander migrant who echoes what Chan does but with a better attitude. Nicole has money and power but she depends on “Made-in-China” to play with virtually at night in order to get some sleep. Zero does not have anything but she knows what she wants and is determined to get it. Four women meet in Hong Kong somewhere in the future. How do their desires manifest themselves in this Forbidden City? From totally different backgrounds, they look like they have very different problems but do they?
导演介绍 Director Bio
游静 Yau Ching
Born in Hong Kong, Yau Ching is known in the Chinese-speaking world as a writer and in the English-speaking world a filmmaker and video artist. While managing her multiple identities, she has been making socially engaged work for more than three decades. She has authored more than twelve books, including award-winning poetry collections, and produced and directed more than ten films/videos. She studied in Hong Kong, New York and London, and has taught in Hong Kong, Michigan and Taiwan. She has also been actively involved in community organizing including co-founding an educational organization for sexual minorities in Hong Kong, co-founding a Sex Workers’ Film Festival and a Women’s Theatre Festival in Hong Kong, and the Asian Lesbian Film Festival in Taiwan, among others.
Before academia, Yau Ching has worked as instructor and consultant for Gay Men’s Health Crisis’ “Living with AIDS” cable show, as translator for multinational corporations, as editor for film magazine in Hong Kong, and on the side, an independent film/videomaker. Her film/video works have been invited to venues including Alexanderplatz Station of the Berlin Underground, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Galarie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and broadcast in North America, Europe and Japan.
As writer, she was invited to Singapore Writers’ Festival in 2019, and Iowa International Writers’ Workshop in 2020.
Starting from 2017, she is Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor in Liberal Arts at Shantou University, China. She is Adjunct Professor at Center for China Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2018. She plays Go/weiqi unprofessionally.
Any resemblance to actual events is entirely fictitious.
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