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International curator and critic, Sam Ho

Talks & Performances

Presented in partnership with Asialink and supported by the Australia China Council.

The Poetic Dimension of Wong Kar-wai

Talks and Performances

5 Dec

Join Hong Kong-based curator, researcher, teacher, writer and critic Sam Ho as he explores the poetic dimension of master filmmaker Wong Kar-wai in a special evening of cinematic discussion.

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  • As global as his cinema has become, Wong Kar-wai is quintessentially Hong Kong. While the sensual, lustrous sheen of Wong's style is derivative of Hong Kong life, the profound sense of loss that has become his signature is often evoked through a poetic dimension of Chinese character.

    The Grandmaster, Wong's latest film, deftly connects the cinemas of Hong Kong and China by probing into the entwined past of the two territories while obliquely looking forward to the future. This lecture takes you through the director's works, searching for the Chinese poetic sensibility that informs his oeuvre.