[Screening+Conversation] Boundary 也斯:東西


Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 7 pm (doors open @ 6:30 pm)
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Free and open to the public
English/Chinese subtitles (138 mins | 2015 | Trailer)

A City Inscribed event. Registration is required.

In 2009, when the idea of producing a documentary first emerged, Ye Si 也斯 (pen name of Leung Ping-kwan 梁秉鈞, 1949–2013) offered this suggestion: “If you want to understand me, you should get acquainted with my friends. You will find part of me in each of them.” And thus began an exploration—through the eyes of academics, writers, artists, fashion designers, food connoisseurs, as well as Ye Si’s family—of an extraordinary literary life, a journey that was intricately linked to the cosmopolitanism that was, and is, Hong Kong.

Dr. WONG King Fai is an award-winning film director, screenwriter, and novelist. He is the director of 1918 and Boundary, which document, respectively, the literary lives of Liu Yichang (1918–) and Ye Si (1949–2013), two of the most-celebrated writers of Hong Kong. Dr. Wong’s screenplay for the film Life without Principle (2011) has garnered a number of prestigious awards, including the Best Original Screenplay (the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards), the Best Screenwriter (Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards), and the Best Screenwriter (Chinese Film Media Awards). Dr. Wong has published two collections of short stories and is Chief Editor of the series “Literature and Cinema” (Hong Kong University Press). Dr. Wong has been named the 2018 Best Artist (Arts Criticism) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

也斯(1949–2013),本名梁秉鈞,詩人、小說家、評論家及跨媒體文化人。本片啓動於2009年,當時也斯建議導演團隊:「若你想認識我,就去認識我的朋友,在我朋友身上都可以看到我的影子」。於是本片訪問不同領域的人士,包括學者、文學家、藝術家、服裝設計師和美食家,以及也斯家人等,在風格化的訪談中,跟著也斯的身影橫跨半個世紀,展開50年代到21世紀的旅程。片中記錄了也斯生前珍貴的片段,充滿詩意的影像,縮影了多元跨界聚合的香港文化。

黃勁輝,編劇、導演、小說家。電影作品包括《劉以鬯:1918》及《也斯:東西》。2011年憑電影《奪命金》獲台北金馬獎「最佳原著劇本」、香港電影評論學會「最佳編劇」及華語電影傳媒大獎「最佳編劇」等殊榮。著有《變形的俄羅斯娃娃》、《香港:重複的城市》、《劉以鬯與香港摩登:文學・電影・紀錄片》等,2018年獲香港藝術發展局(藝術評論)「藝術家年獎」。

This community screening is organized by UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative and co-sponsored by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Chinese Canadian Writers’ Association, Vancouver Hong Kong Forum SocietyYouth Collaborative for Chinatown, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Ricepaper Magazine, LiterASIAN Festival, explorASIAN/VAHMS, PCHC–MoM Society, and Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research (SFU).

Registration

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