Dialogue with Filmmakers 2018

This year’s programme features in-depth dialogues with six renowned documentary filmmakers and artists: Werner Herzog, Hara Kazuo, Xu Bing, Yang Li-chou, Jin Xingzheng and Gustavo Salmeron. All events are free and open to all. Conducted in English, Mandarin or Japanese.

Featuring Event
Dialogue with Werner Herzog, Wednesday 21 March 2018 at HKU
Film Auteur and shoe-eating genius Werner Herzog is in Hong Kong. Livestream Werner Herzog: Up Close and Personal, as he speaks at The University of Hong Kong.

Events

Dialogue with Hara Kazuo

Hara Kazuo is a Japanese documentarian known for his highly original and controversial films. His most acclaimed masterpiece The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987) traces the efforts of an officer in exposing war crimes committed by Japanese soldiers.

Dialogue with Xu Bing

A Chinese-born artist, resident in the U.S. since 1990. He returned to Beijing to serve as the vice president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. His first film debut Dragonfly Eyes (2017) used cloud-based surveillance footage to craft a film without actors and camerapeople.

Dialogue with Yang Li-Chou

Golden Horse Award-winning documentary filmmaker Yang Li Chou spent three years making the documentary, The Long Goodbye, pointing the camera at six elderly people in a nursing home who come from contrasting backgrounds but are all afflicted with senile dementia.

Dialogue with Jin Xing-Zheng

From Wenzhou to Berlin, he studied media art and visual communication at Berlin University of the Arts. His latest documentary film Mama (2017) is nominated Golden Horse Award for Best Documentary. It follows the story of an 88-year-old mother, who has sustained the household and selflessly cared for her disabled son for decades.

Dialogue with Gustavo Salmeron

A Spanish actor turn director who won numerous international awards with his short film Desali ada (2001). Since then he has been directing over the course of 14 years for the new probalan how much documentary Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (2017) capturing his mother’s story of achieving her childhood dream and finding the meaning of life.