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EAFFI 2024: ELEGIES

Director: Ann Hui

101 mins, Hong Kong, 2023, Digital, Subtitled, F-Rated


Celebrated Hong Kong New Wave auteur writer-director-producer Ann Hui returns with a personal, evocative, joyful, and beautiful documentary portrait of contemporary poets from Hong Kong.

This is an ode to the city of Hong Kong in a state of transition, devoted to poets of the ‘old’ generation (born 1937–1952), through to the poets of today. Filming conversations through personal encounters with Hong Kong’s most notable poets including Yam Gong, Wai Yuen, Deng Ah Lam, York Ma, Xi Xi and Leung Ping Kwan, Hui reveals the topography of contemporary poetry, while giving us glimpses of inner life in Hong Kong. Subtle and graceful vignettes of everyday life unfold freely, bringing us poetic imagery and inspirational ideas.

Official Selections: Hong Kong International Film Festival; Rotterdam International Film Festival; Busan International Film Festival 2023.
The screening will be introduced by EAFFI programme curator Marie-Pierre Richard. 

Book Tickets

Sunday 10th

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