This semester’s film salon organized by the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities features films by Macau Director Cheang Pou-Soi（鄭保瑞）. We will show Cheang’s film every Tuesday night at D3-LP-07 for four weeks, starting from 8/10 (Tue). Please refer to the following for details:
本學期由流行文化與人文學研究中心所舉辦的電影沙龍將圍繞澳門導演鄭保瑞。由 10月 8 日起一連四個星期二，我們將於 D3-LP-07 演講廳放映鄭導演的四套作品。片單和詳情如下：
- New Blood (2002), duration: 90 mins
Date: 15 Oct 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 18:30 – 21:30
Language: (film) Cantonese with English subtitles.; (post-screening discussion) Bilingual – Chinese & English
- 《熱血青年》(2002)，片長 90 分鐘
A young couple engage in a suicide pact, and slit their wrists together. However, only the woman, who is already suffering from cancer, dies. Three donors give her lover a life-saving blood transfusion. Each of the three has a rare blood type, and each has his, or her, own secrets. The trio become a target for the girl’s vengeful spirit. Before matters are set right, the three victims will have been forced to donate far more than their blood.
Full Schedule of Film Salon: Cheang Pou-Soi’s Horror Series (Updated)
- 15/10 (Tue) New Blood (2002) (Originally scheduled on 8/10, now rescheduled to 15/10)
- 22/10 (Tue) Home Sweet Home (2005) (Originally scheduled on 15/10, now rescheduled to 22/10)
- TBC (Tue) Dog Bite Dog (2006)
- TBC (Tue) Accident (2009) [Post-screening discussion with Director Cheang]
*Due to special arrangement, the film screening of New Blood and Home Sweet Home will be postponed by one week. The date of film screening of Dog Bit Dog and Accident will be announced as soon as possible.
- 15/10 (二) 《熱血青年》(2002) (原定於8/10播放，現順延至15/10放映)
- 22/10 (二) 《怪物》 (2005) (原定於15/10播放，現順延至22/10放映)
- 日期有待確認 《狗咬狗》 (2006)
- 日期有待確認 《意外》 (2009)
Introduction of Director:
While Cheang Pou-Soi is well known for directing the recent The Monkey King (2014-2018) series which met with great box office success on the mainland market, most audiences are unaware that he was once a well-known director of horror films in Hong Kong. In 2002, he was nominated for best new director at the Hong Kong Film Awards with New Blood, sealing his reputation as a director of horror films. With Home Sweet Home (2005), he showed his reluctance to remain limited to the horror genre. When the ghosts turn into marginalized aliens, the audience’s fear moves from the subject of horror to the complaint against capitalism. In Dog Bite Dog (2006), Cheang presented his understanding of the primitive human emotions through his unique film style, displaying a brilliant violent aesthetics. As a director who always attempts to break through, Cheang again abandoned his branding style in Accident (2009) and turned to the psychological depiction of depression, to highlight the uneasiness caused by distrust and suspicion in human nature. What is Cheang’s definition of fear and horror and how does he present it? You are invited to attend the film screenings of “Cheang Pou-Soi’s horror series” in October. The screening of Accident on October 29th will be followed by a post-screening discussion with director Cheang.
No registration required and we look forward to seeing you at the salon soon. All sessions are intended for purposes of giving or receiving instruction through film analysis and commentary among students and teachers.
themed film salons previously organized by student-curator and CPCH: