"The Cinema of Evans Chan" Film Festival

Date : To 31 May 2024, 11:59pm (Hong Kong Time)
Venue : Screenings Online

Director Evans Chan (www.evanschan.com) is a Hong Kong and New York-based critic, playwright, and independent filmmakers. Chan’s award-winning films have been presented by film festivals including Berlin, Rotterdam, London, Moscow, San Francisco, Taiwan Golden Horse and others. His docu-drama about Kang Youwei, "Datong: The Great Society," received the 2011 Chinese-language Movie of the Year Award presented by China's maverick Southern Metropolitan Daily. Time Out Hong Kong (March, 2012) has named Chan’s directorial debut, “To Liv(e),” one of the 100 Greatest Hong Kong Films.

“Chan has made a singular contribution to Hong Kong cinema and at the same time a major contribution to the whole spectrum of contemporary film-making. His work achieves a seamless blend of fact and fiction to produce an innovative kind of essayistic cinema, driven equally by issues and by his own experiences and perceptions” (Tony Raynes, film-maker, critic and festival programmer)

“With his poetic sensibility, astute observations, original cinematic endeavors and rare historical perspicaciousness, Evans Chan is the true intellectual in Chinese cinema." (Peggy Chiao, producer and film scholar)

“One of the most singularly innovative and diverse figures in the Chinese cultural world.” (Michael Berry, Speaking in Images: Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers)

A critical anthology about Chan’s work, Postcolonalism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan was published by the HKU Press in 2015.

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