Monday 24 April
Guo Xizhi x Mary Stephen
Guo Xizhi is seen as a key figure in the New Chinese Documentary Movement. Mouthpiece (2009) received second runner-up, features in the 3rd Chinese Documentary Festival (HK). His new documentary Factory Youth (2017) explores the sense of loss and hopelessness among factory workers.
Mary Stephen is a jury member for this year’s HKIFF and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Born in Hong Kong, Stephen has been living in Paris since the 1980s. She was an editor and co-composer for the French New Wave director Éric Rohmer. In 2016, she was invited to be the Artist-in-Residence at Lingnan University. Her recent editing work include Dot 2 Dot (2014), Flowing Stories (2014) and A Young Patriot (2015).
Ruby Yang, Academy Award-winning Director
7:30pm Lecture with Filmmaker (Mandarin with English SI)
Studio Room 303, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU