Film expert Mr Law Kar gave a talk for the course Arts and Culture of Chinese-language
Cinemas on 9 March, covering the golden age of Cantonese films from the 50s, the martial arts film fever of the
70s, and the new wave of young directors in the 80s and their
influence on directors such as Wong Kar-wai and Stanley Kwan who
have captured an international audience with their stylistic
cinematic language. Mr Law is an advisor to the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Film
Arts programme. At the invitation of the Hong Kong Film Archive, programme leader Mr Ben
Wong spoke at a seminar on the films of local directors Ann Hui and Yim Ho on 7 March.
Mr Wong focused on examining the work of
Ann Hui, whose docudrama The Way We Are
on the people of Tin Shui Wai -- the New
Territories town blighted by a string of domestic violence deaths -- recently grabbed four
trophies including best director at the 2009 Hong Kong Film Awards.