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Lawrence Lau Kwok-Cheong

Lawrence LAU KWOK-CHEONG (1949, South Africa) is a Hong Kong filmmaker. After he studied film production in California, he began his film career as an assistant director for Tsui Hark in Hong Kong. Having directed a few episodes for television, Lau moved on to make his debut feature Gangs in 1986. His films often foreground problems of the poor, colonialism and postcolonialism in Hong Kong.

Filmografie

(selection) Gangs (1988), Queen of Temple Street (1990), Lee Rock (1991), Lee Rock II (1991), Arrest the Restless (1992), Three Summers (1992), Spacked Out (2000), My Name Is Fame (2006), City Without Baseball (2008, co-dir), Ballistic (2008), Tactical Unit: Partners (2008), Tales from the Dark 2 (2013, co-dir), Dealer/Healer (2017)

More info: Wikipedia, Lawrence Lau Kwok-Cheong

Lawrence Lau Kwok-Cheong op IFFR

  • City Without Baseball

    In Scuds regiedebuut geeft een stel sporters zich bloot en komen seksualiteit, onderdrukte gevoelens en stedelijke vervreemding aan bod.

    • Focus: Scud
  • Gangs

    Verzengend portret van kansarme en gemarginaliseerde Hongkongse jongeren die tekeergaan in een stad onder Brits koloniaal bestuur.

    • Ordinary Heroes: Made in Hong Kong