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Screening of Winds of September (35mm) & Masterclass on Cinematography and Colour Grading

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2023.09.20
Time: 7:45pm 
Price: Standard HKD 120. Concession HKD 96.  

***Postponement and Arrangements

Due to the high possibility of a stronger typhoon signal, and the uncertainty of the weather conditions, Fisher Yu Jing-ping (cinematographer) is unable to fly from Taiwan to Hong Kong to meet the audience in these few days. The screening of “Winds of September (35mm) & Masterclass on Cinematography and Colour Grading'' scheduled on 1st September (this Friday) 7:45pm will be postponed to 20th September (Wednesday) 7:45pm. All our guests will chat with our audience in person at the postponed screening.
 

Please keep the e-ticket of the original screening, and show the QR code on the e-ticket for admission.

A refund can ONLY be arranged by 10 September 2023 if the ticket holder is unable to attend the postponed screening. Refund requests made after 10 September 2023 will not entertained.

Please email the following information to msuen@hkac.org.hk for refund arrangement: 1) Transaction number; 2) Name; 3) Contact number; and 4) No. of tickets

For e-ticket purchased online through POPTICKET Limited, you will receive a refund from POPTICKET Limited within 60 days. For e-ticket purchased through online payment, the agreed amount will be refunded to the buyer’s credit card or digital wallet through AlipayHK, Octopus, Stripe and WeChat Pay HK.

The service charge for buyer paid at the point of purchase will be non-refundable.

The Hong Kong Arts Centre regrets that this is happening and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you for your kind support of Hong Kong Arts Centre programmes. For other enquiries, please e-mail msuen@hkac.org.hk.


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As part of the CameraWomen series, the Hong Kong Arts Centre presents a masterclass to introduce the relationship between cinematography and colour grading, accompanied by a 35mm screening of Winds of September, shot by Fisher Yu Jing-ping, the first woman to win Best Cinematography at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

While cinematography captures the moving images of a film, colour grading adjusts the colours to illicit desired emotions and convey specific atmospheres to achieve a certain visual impact. Colour grading is an essential aspect of cinematography, and they both shape how a story is expressed.
 

Don't miss the chance to speak to some of the most important filmmakers in the Hong Kong film industry!

 

Speakers:

Calmen Lui (Film post-production specialist and colourist, In the Mood for LoveChungking ExpressInfernal Affairs, and others)

O Sing-pui (Cinematographer, Made in Hong Kong, Hollywood Hong Kong, Ip Man, and others)

Fisher Yu Jing-ping (Cinematographer, Winds of SeptemberThe Breaking IceBetter Days, and others)

 

Moderator:

Irving Cheung (Film art director and costume makeup designer, Rigor MortisTraceyTable for Six)

(Scroll down for the profiles of speaker and moderator)

 

Licensed by Mei Ah Development Company Limited.

Winds of September IIB

Director: Tom Lin

Cinematographer: Fisher Yu Jing-ping 

Cast:  Rhydian Vaughan, Jacob Wang, Jennifer Chu, Chris Chiu

 

Taiwan | 2008 | 107’ | In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles | 35mm | Colour

 

Awards

Jury Special Award, Best New Talent, Best Screenplay & Media Choice Award, Taipei Film Festival 2008

Best Original Screenplay, Golden Horse Film Festival 2008

Best Film, Shanghai International Film Festival 2008

 

Nominations

Best Film Editing, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2008

Best Screenwriter, Asian Film Awards 2009

Best Film, Chinese Film Media Awards 2009

 

Back in the day, we all struggled in our youth.
Innocence had run its course.

The winds of September are the wind of Hsinchu, a strong wind that visits the county between September and November. The semi-autobiographical debut of this film’s director takes us back to 1996, the time of the tragic Taiwan baseball scandal, in which seven petulant teenage boys sparked a devastated rampage over a referee’s misjudgement. Though being blacklisted by the school, that did not deter the teens from indulging in their youthfulness.

The story follows a gang of boys led by Yen through the last year of their high school life. From chasing girls to midnight skinny dipping to rooting for their favourite baseball team, they do everything together. When an accident throws Yen into a coma, their world starts falling apart. A cruel reality has announced itself, can the boys grow up quickly enough to face it?

 

(Licensed by Mei Ah Development Company Limited.)

 

Profiles of speakers and moderator:

 

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Calmen Lui (Film post-production specialist and colourist, Hong Kong)

“Black, White and Grey

Red, Green and Blue, looking at life in colours” - Calmen Lui

Calmen Lui is one of Hong Kong's most renowned film post-production specialists. She joined the film industry in the 1970s, working as an apprentice in a film processing laboratory and gradually moved up to become a colourist. In the 1980s and 1990s, she participated in the post-production and colour grading of many notable films, including Chungking Express (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), In the Mood for Love (2000), 2046 (2004), and Infernal Affairs (2002) among many others. Lui is highly regarded by iconic filmmakers including Wong Kar Wai, Johnnie To and Andrew Lau, and is revered by film industry people in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Into the 21st century, as filmmaking made the transition into the digital age, Lui has applied her rich experience in colour grading to new technologies. Since 2013, she has led the One Cool Post-Production Company. In recent years, as film restoration has become popular, Lui was again appointed as the colour grading consultant by the directors of the films that were being restored, including titles by Wong Kar Wai, Johnnie To's Throwdown (2004), Yonfan's Peony Pavilion (2001), and Andrew Lau's Infernal Affairs Trilogy.

As an outstanding film laboratory technician and colourist, Lui's technical and professional expertise has proved to be of immense support and contribution to the aesthetics of Hong Kong films, from the celluloid through to the digital era.

 

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O Sing-pui (Cinematographer and film director, Hong Kong)

"For every new film, I would scrap all previous ideas, keeping only the technical aspects from past experience." - O Sing-pui

O Sing-pui was enrolled in a film course organised by the Film Culture Centre (Hong Kong) after completing secondary school, where he was recognised by the centre’s instructor at the time, director Tsui Hark, and entered the film industry. In the beginning of his career, he worked as an assistant director under Tsui Hark, John Woo, Ann Hui, Michael Hui, Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang, and others. In 1986, O embarked on his directorial career and directed his debut film, The Story Behind the Concert, along with seven other films. In 1997, he transited to the field of cinematography and received acclaim for his role as a director of photography on Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong. This marked his career as a cinematographer, and he became a trusted cinematographer for emerging directors.

He served as the chairman of the 29th Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers (HKSC).

Subsequently, O took on the role of cinematographer for several films of emerging directors, such as After the Crescent (1997), You Shoot, I Shoot (2001), Heroes in Love (2001), and The Pye Dog (2007). His contribution to supporting new directors has been invaluable.

In 2001, he was nominated for Best Cinematography at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival for Hollywood Hong Kong, and was again nominated in 2008 for Best Cinematography at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Ip Man. In 2016, he served as the director of photography and lighting for Hong Kong film, Weeds on Fire, while also taking on the role of producer. The film received eight nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film and Best Cinematography among others.

 

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Fisher Yu Jing-ping (Cinematographer, Taiwan)

"What I love is not work, it's life." - Yu Jing-ping

Yu Jing-ping, the first female cinematographer to win Best Cinematographer at the Hong Kong Film Awards, is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) that hosts the Oscars. Started out working in still photography and music video production, Yu has shot portraits and music videos for artists like Jay Chou, Eason Chan, Mayday, Sodagreen, Tanya Chua, and Faith Yang. Since 2002, Yu has ventured into film cinematography and has lensed over twenty films including Winds of September (2008), Zinnia Flower (2015), Soul Mate (2016), Better Days (2019), and The Breaking Ice (2023).

Yu's cinematography skills have garnered high praise from her peers, hence her nominations for cinematography awards at various domestic and international film festivals, including the Hong Kong Film Awards, Golden Bell Awards, Taipei Film Festival, and Golden Rooster Awards. In 2011, she won Best Cinematography at the Golden Bell Award for Old Time Photo Studio. In 2016, she received her first Best Cinematography nomination at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Soul Mate. In 2019, the film she lensed, Better Days swept eight awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Cinematography. Yu's work as a director of photography has also gained international recognition. The Breaking Ice, a 2023 collaboration between Yu and Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen, was recently nominated in the Un Certain Regard section at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. As an outstanding cinematographer, Yu has made significant contributions to the development of Chinese-language cinema through her artistic style and professional capabilities.

 

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Irving Cheung (Art Director and Costume Makeup Designer, Hong Kong)

"There is no beauty nor ugliness in worlds of film, but an atmosphere that belongs to a world or not." - Irving Cheung

Irving Cheung has studied in Belfast, Berlin and London since the age of 11. She graduated from the University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Art, with a fine arts degree in 2005.  Cheung further completed a Master of Fine Art in RMIT University Melbourne in 2017.

Over the last 20 years, Cheung has worked as a film worker, collaborating with many well-known directors.  Her talent has earned her five nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards in the categories of Best Art Direction and Best Costume Makeup design in the last decade. Some films that contributed to such recognitions include Rigor Mortis (2013), The Empty Hands (2017), Tracey (2018), and Table for Six (2022).

In recent years, she has expanded her artistic pursuit to directing TV commercials and short films, which have received international recognitions and awards.  She is also preparing to shoot her first feature film in early 2024.

 

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Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Centre

Co-Presented by: Alliance Francaise Hong Kong, Austrian Consulate General in Hongkong and Macao, Consulate General of Belgium in Hong Kong, Goethe-Institut Hongkong, Swiss Films, Wallonie-Bruxelles Images, Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Special Thanks: ARRI Hong Kong Limited, Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women, Women In Work

Media Partners: Film Pilgrimage, P-articles Literature, Todayscreening


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Screening of Winds of September (35mm) & Masterclass on Cinematography and Colour Grading
Standard: HKD 120
Concessions*: HKD 96
 

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