You are welcome to join the first talk of the spring A-Salon Series.
Topic: The Poetics from Traditional Shadow Play to Film
Speaker: Cui Yi, director
About the speaker:
Yi Cui was born and raised in northwest China and currently lives in China and Canada. As an independent filmmaker, her body of work consists of experimental, documentary, narrative and essay films, including Camera Lucida (2008, short), Ying (2011, short), Shadow Puppet(2013), Of Shadows (2016), and Late Summer (2017). The constant search for poetry and musicality is a recurring theme in her works.
About the Talk:
Cui Yi will show clips of her documentary Of Shadows, and share her experience in the making of the film.
Of Shadows, a CUI Yi’s film (Putonghua dialogue, Chinese & English subtitles) filmed in China’s Loess Plateau, where shadow theatre has entertained people and deities for centuries, Of Shadows follows a lively and resilient group of local shadow play performers as they navigate between the rural staging of ancient plays and the urban spectacles of national cultural heritage. While providing a rare glimpse into the nomadic lives of master puppeteers, the film paints a haunting portrait of a revered folk tradition transforming against the backdrop of a country in transition.
Please send RSVP to https://goo.gl/forms/z7JJx5Vv5U9yLERN2
This event is open to all Jockey Club Student Village III residents and members of the HKU community.
Light refreshments will be provided.
We are recruiting student ambassadors. Please register at the RSVP link above if you are interested.