11 October 2015
Date and Time: 11 October 2015 (Sunday), 5:00pm
Venue: Connecting Space Hong Kong (Directions)
Directed by: Bo Wang
China | Color | 2012 | 50min | In Chinese with English Subtitles
2014 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
2013 CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca, NY, USA
2013 Documentary Fortnight, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2012 China Independent Film Festival, Nanjing, China
2012 Beijing Independent Film Festival, Beijing, China
An observational essay about images, representations and performances in China’s contemporary spectacles, shot mostly in Chongqing during the peak of Bo Xilai’s red campaign in 2010 and 2011, which later ended as China’s biggest political scandal after 1989. Concealed beneath the veneer of capitalism, aspects of communist totalitarianism persist today, both in economy and ideology.
This month’s Hazy Sundays movie is selected by Isaac Leung.
About HAZY SUNDAYS
“Hazy Sundays” is a monthly screening programme curated by Chantal Wong, Nuria Krämer and friends. Through presenting a range of handpicked films by cultural figures in Hong Kong,”Hazy Sundays” seeks to show the various perspectives on identity construction in relation to history and the changing economic and politic situations in urban cities like Hong Kong. “Hazy Sundays” looks at the junction of artistic creation and cinema, media politics, identity and site in an approachable way, inviting members of the public and movie aficionados to engage in social dialogues, re-examining the relationships between the self and the culture.
All screening sessions are open to public and free of charge.