The organizers of the 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival announced that, Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia will be this year “Filmmaker in Focus”. Fourteen classics will be screened during the festival to celebrate her remarkable achievement in the Cinema Industry.
Apart from watching her masterpieces, audience will also have the opportunity to meet her during a Special Seminar called “Face to Face with Brigitte Lin”. This event will take place on March 31st, 2018 (6:00 pm) at the Hong Kong Cultural Center. * Admission is free with online registration. Please check the HKIFF website for registration opening date*
We remind readers that the 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival will take place from March 19th – April 5th, 2018.
About Brigitte Lin:
This highly acclaimed actress started her acting career with Outside the Window by Sung Tsun-Shou and since then she was able to capture the audience with her legendary beauty and distinguished performances. Her subsequent performances in notable romantic dramas in the seventies, including Ghost of the Mirror (Sung Tsun-Shou), The Dream of the Red Chamber (Li Han-hsiang) and Cloud of Romance (Hung Lieh Chen). She establish herself as one of the most important actresses during the Golden Era of Taiwanese Cinema.
With the Hong Kong New Wave flourishing in the eighties, Lin’s career continued to blossom. Her versatility ranges over various film genres: panic-stricken in Love Massacre (Patrick Tam Kar-ming); audacious in All the Wrong Spies (Teddy Robin); struggling between filial piety and patriotism in Peking Opera Blues (Tsui Hark); and intrepid in fighting for her love, career and social justice in Starry is the Night (Ann Hui).
In the nineties she won the Best Actress Award at the Golden Horse Awards for her outstanding performance in Red Dust directed by Yim Ho. She has created some of the most iconic characters in contemporary Chinese cinema: the androgynous martial arts monarch in Swordsman II, directed by Ching Siu-tung; the heartbroken femme fatale in The Bride with White Hair, by Ronny Yu; the cool, blonde assassin behind spy sunglasses in Chungking Express and the schizophrenic brother-sister duo-in-one in Ashes of Time, both directed by Wong Kar Wai.
Outside the Window by Sung Tsun-shou – Taiwan | 1973 – 100 min.
Ghost of the Mirror by Tsun-Shou Sung – Hong Kong, Taiwan | 1974 – 92 min.
The Dream of the Red Chamber by Han Hsiang Li – Hong Kong | 1977 – 108 min.
Cloud of Romance by Hung Lieh Chen – Taiwan | 1977 – 96 min.
Love Massacre by Patrick Tam – Hong Kong | 1981 – 91 min.
All the Wrong Spies by Teddy Robin – Hong Kong | 1983 – 102 min.
Peking Opera Blues by Tsui Hark – Hong Kong | 1986 – 104 min.
Starry is the Night by Ann Hui – Hong Kong | 1988 – 94 min.
Red Dust by Yim Ho – Hong Kong, Taiwan | 1990 – 94 min.
Swordsman II by Ching Siu-tung – Hong Kong | 1992 – 112 min.
The Peach Blossom Land by Stan Lai – Taiwan | 1992 – 107 min.
The Bride with White Hair by Ronny Yu – Hong Kong | 1993 – 89 min.
Chungking Express by Wong Kar-wai – Hong Kong | 1994 – 102 min.
Ashes of Time Redux by Kar-Wai Wong – Hong Kong, Taiwan | 1994/2008 – 100 min.
About the HKIFF:
The HKIFF is one of the Asia’s oldest and most reputable platforms for filmmakers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch new work and experience outstanding films. Committed to discovering new talent, the festival premieres the breadth of Chinese cinema and showcases Asian talent. As a life-style event, festival-goers watch world-class films, experience talks with leading filmmakers, visit film exhibitions and attend parties celebrating the Festival community, and much more.
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* Photo of Brigitte Lin taken from the Hong Kong Tatler*