Hong Kong Trilogy
Directed by Christopher Doyle
Renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle is best known to film fans for his collaborations with directors like Wong Kar-Wai, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Jim Jarmusch. Here he steps into the director’s role for this offbeat hybrid documentary portrait of Hong Kong. Utilizing a year’s worth of interviews with subjects from three age groups - schoolkids, post-college adults, and seniors, Doyle then crafted a quasi-fictional narrative, directing the interview subjects to act out scenarios and using the audio recordings to concoct a whimsical and provocative study of a unique place at a pivotal point in history. Fans of Doyle’s collaborators are sure to love it.
A whimsical and offbeat hybrid doc about life in Hong Kong from renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle.
Cast: Connie Yuen, Thierry Chow, Lip Ching-man, Wong Pak-hei, Kevin Lau, South Ho, Tam Yuk-ying
a lot of it is wonderful_some of it is sort of dumb_i love that the same people flow through the film_i love the umbrella movement and all of part 2_the teacher and her fat student singer is a bit lame_just too odd_but a lot of the other odd bits work well for me_like teacher Mark and his love for beer_then there's the bus ride_party time