Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan and screenings

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2021.11.25 - 2022.01.16
Price: Tickets are available now on POPTICKET HK$60 / HK$48* 
From 25 November 2021 to 16 January 2022, the Hong Kong Arts Centre presents New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival. Following the success of the first edition, which focused on the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, this programme aims to introduce the importance of BIFF as one of the leading film festivals in Asia and how it assists budding filmmakers from Hong Kong and South Korea. The screenings comprise a Hong Kong showcase curated by Maggie Lee, Curator of New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival; Asia Chief Film Critic, Variety; Curator for Tokyo and Vancouver International Film Festivals, and a Korean showcase co-curated by Lee and Nam Dong-chul, Program Director, Busan International Film Festival. There are four thematic talks designed for those who aspire to pursue a career in film to learn about the industry’s inner-workings. Film distributors, sales, producers, festival curators, funding bodies and filmmakers will share their professional experiences and insights through in-depth conversations. The programme also consists of two workshops: Film Project Pitching Workshop and Screenwriting Workshop with Chung Seo-kyung, and Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan.
 
15/1 (SAT) 7:30pm Dumplings
16/1  (SUN) 2:30pm Thirst
16/1  (SUN) 5:15pm Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan

 

Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan 

People say that the script is the beating heart of any film. In this rare meeting between two fiercely creative minds, Hong Kong’s premier indie filmmaker Fruit Chan and acclaimed screenwriter Chung Seo-kyung will share their unique insights into literary adaptations, what inspired them for their groundbreaking forays into the horror genre, and what their respective film industries can learn from each other.

Date & Time: 16/1/2022 (Sun) 5:15pm
Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Moderator: Maggie Lee (Film Critic and Curator)
Languages: Conducted in Korean and Cantonese with Cantonese interpretation

 

dumplings 

Dumplings  |  Director: Fruit Chan
Hong Kong | 2004 | 91 mins | In Cantonese and Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour
Date & Time: 15/1/2022 (Sat) 2:30pm

*This programme will also screen Fruit Chan’s Public Toilet.

Mrs. Li (Miriam Yeung) is an aging actress with a stalling career and a cheating husband (Tony Leung Ka-fai). To rescue her career, she turns to Aunt Mei (Bai Ling), whose famous dumplings are known for their rejuvenating abilities, for help. However, the horrifying contents and amazing effectiveness of Mei’s dumplings drive Mrs. Li to take extreme measures for the sake of eternal youth. Originally made as a part of the Peter Chan-produced omnibus Three... Extremes (2005) – which also features a short by Thirst director Park Chan-wook – this slow-burn adaptation of the novella by Rouge and Farewell My Concubine author Lillian Lee (who also wrote the script) is a chilling body horror film on human vanity about youth and beauty. For her creepy turn as Mei, Bai Ling won Best Supporting Actress at both the Golden Horse Awards and the Hong Kong Film Awards.

 

thirst 

Thirst  |  Director: Park Chan-wook
South Korea | 2009 | 133 mins | In Korean with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour
Date & Time: 16/1/2022 (Sun) 2:30pm

*This programme will also screen Chung Seo-kyung’s Believer.

Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho) is a well-meaning Catholic priest who volunteers for a vaccine experiment in Africa. In the process, he receives a life-saving blood transfusion that also turns him into a vampire. As his thirst for blood grows, so too does his desire for Tae-ju (Kim Ok-bin), the abused wife of his childhood friend. Loosely based on Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola’s novel about a doomed adulterous love affair – the deliciously macabre script by director Park Chan-wook and Chung Seo-kyung plays with traditional vampire film tropes for a provocative and darkly comical story of a repressed man’s carnal awakening and very bloody pursuit for eternal life. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Park’s thrilling take on the horror genre is also one of his sexiest films

 

 

*Chung Seo-kyung will also be the instructor of Screenwriting Workshop with Chung Seo-kyung.
Click here to learn more about the overall programme of New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival 

Ticket Prices:
Screenings $80 / $64*
Talks $50 / $40*
Masterclass $60 / $48* 
 
Package Discounts:
Package A - One ticket each for all Screenings, 4 Talks and Masterclass (service charge included) $1,430
Package B - One ticket each of DumplingsThirst and Masterclass $170
Package C - 20% off discount to each purchase of standard tickets of Comfort Women Trilogy

 

*20% off discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
*20% off for HKAC Individual members & HKAC BEE. Members must present a valid membership card upon admission.
*20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.
*Only one discount offer could be applied to each ticket purchase.
*Free seating.
 
Tickets are available now on POPTICKET.
 
General programme enquiries: 25820282
Workshop enquiries: 25820203
Press enquiries: 25820248
Internet booking: https://www.popticket.hk/biff
 
While it is the HKAC’s policy to secure the best possible screening versions of our presented films, the HKAC appreciates our patron’s understanding of the occasional less than perfect screening versions. Thank you for your kind consideration. 
 
Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Centre
Financially supported by: Film Development Fund, Create Hong Kong
Festival Partner: Busan International Film Festival
In Association with: Korean Film Council

 

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