Film Salons curated by students: Women’s revenge series
Dates: 29/1, 5/2, 6/2, 12/2
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Language: (film) Japanese/Korean/Cantonese with English subtitles; (post-screening discussion) Bilingual
*All are welcome! No registration required.*
In this semester, we again look for fellow movie lovers at EdUHK, who enjoy viewing and analyzing films, and would like to help this platform grow. This semester’s programme will cover 4 films on the topic “Women’s Revenge,” starting from 29/1 (Monday) with Sympathy For Lady Vengeance by Korean director Park Chan-wook. In February, we will screen three more films on the same topic with the schedule listed below:
這是由學生所策劃的電影沙龍，現邀請教大電影愛好者與我們一起欣賞和分析電影。今個學期我們將以「女性復仇」為題播放四套電影。我們將首先於1 月29日（星期一）放映由韓國導演朴贊郁所執導的《親切的金子》，而2 月之片單則詳列如下。
- 29/1 (Mon, D1-LP-06) Sympathy For Lady Vengeance 《親切的金子》 (2005)
- 5/2 (Mon, D1-LP-02) Confessions 《告白》 (2010)
- 6/2 (Tues, TBC) Pietà 《聖殤》 (2012)
- 12/2 (Mon, TBC) Dream Home《維多利亞壹號》 (1997)
About Women’s Revenge
Throughout cinematic history, plenty of men have tried their hands at turning the tides with a swift kick of vengeance — but they weren’t alone. Movies aren’t always blind when it comes to gender, and men tend to get an unfair advantage, especially when it comes to being the aggressive protagonists. However, the playing field is starting to even out. Slowly but surely, women are bringing balance to the Force, so to speak.
Some women in film have had no trouble taking matters into their own hands, gladly getting those hands dirty in the process. They were wronged, so they stepped up. They were pushed, so they pushed back. They proved in their respective roles that there isn’t a weaker sex, only certain men who overestimate their power. These women fix that problem head-on. With aggressive cleverness and the element of surprise in their arsenal, they stood up, they fought back, and they turned the tide once and for all.
All sessions are intended for purposes of giving or receiving instruction through film analysis and commentary among students and teachers.