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CagemanJacob Cheung 20:45 - 23:11 at LantarenVenster 3 • 145′
A social critique of class-based ultra-dense living conditions; a political critique of anti-democratic politics; and a masterpiece of Hong Kong cinema.
Cageman is focused social critique of a city beset with an outrageous income and wealth gap: a microcosm of Hong Kong's class-based ultra-dense living conditions; a political critique of anti-democratic politics; and an example of brilliant filmmaking, writing, cinematography, and performance. A masterpiece of Hong Kong cinema.
Ten YearsJevons Au, Chow Kwun-wai, Kwok Zune, Ng Ka-leung, Wong Fei-pang 22:30 - 00:15 at LantarenVenster 5 • 104′
Five shorts by young directors asked to imagine, in 2015, what their city might look like ten years later. Surprisingly prophetic.
Five short films by five young directors who were invited to imagine, in 2015, what their city might look like ten years later. Little did they know how prophetic this exercise in imaginative dystopian filmmaking would be. Ten Years struggled to be released in Hong Kong, but won best film at the HK Film Awards in 2016.