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Wed, May 31, 2017

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Elements of Cinema: Autumn Moon

Free Screening – Passes Not Required

autumn moon

Elements of Cinema!

25th Anniversary!

(1992) dir Clara Law w/Masatoshi Nagase, Pui-Wai Li, Choi Siu Wan, Maki Kiuchi [108 min; 35mm]
One of only a handful of female directors working in Hong Kong in the 1990s, Clara Law’s AUTUMN MOON reflects an interest in the psychological complexities of cross-cultural encounters and a cool exploration of cityscapes that evoke comparisons to both Jim Jarmusch and early Wong Kar-wai. A handsome young Japanese man, Tokio (Nagase), leaves his mundane job and travels to Hong Kong searching for an authentic food experience. In a chance encounter, he meets Hui (Li), a teenage schoolgirl living alone with her grandmother, and a sudden, deep friendship develops.

This special free screening is a part of our Elements of Cinema series and will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

Reviews:
“Delicate & witty… Visually magnificent.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

“Magically acted & photographed… A film that will communicate to East & West with equal force.” – Screen International

Related:
“Being Clara Law – Macau-born director Clara Law has a career spanning over three decades,” by Hélder Beja, Macau Closer

Hong Kong Women Filmmakers: Cheuk-yiu Clara Law – Critical Biography

Elements of Cinema logoELEMENTS OF CINEMA is a monthly free screening and discussion series presented by the Brattle Film Foundation. ELEMENTS OF CINEMA is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

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