Poet and author Xi Xi is one of Hong Kong's most treasured writers. Though also acclaimed in Taiwan and mainland China for seminal works like the essay Shops, her writings are firmly rooted in the spirit of Hong Kong. Leave it to Fruit Chan, another staunchly grassroots auteur, to make a documentary on Xi Xi's career. Chan sought out renowned critics and writers to discuss Xi Xi's works, starting with 1979's My City. He also juxtaposes photos of a changing Hong Kong with readings of her writings, and even playfully inserts characters from her stories into the film.
2/4 screening: Community Screening - Financially supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society has chosen films in different genres for the community. Post-screening discussion (in Cantonese) will be followed.
Approximately half of the tickets of each screening will be reserved for schools and charitable organizations. Remaining tickets are open to public. Please collect tickets on-site 30 minutes prior to the screening on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 1 ticket per person.
31/3: This screening will be attended by the director and/or actors
2/4: Post-screening discussion with director Fruit Chan. Moderator: Matthew Cheng (Film critic)