“Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan” will close New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival on 16 January 2022

The Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) presents Masterclass on Display screen Adaptation: A Dialog Between Chung Search engine optimisation-kyung and Fruit Chan as a part of New Waves, New Shores: Busan Worldwide Movie Competition, a transferring picture programme financially supported by the Movie Improvement Fund, Create Hong Kong, in pageant partnership with the Busan Worldwide Movie Competition (BIFF), at 5:15pm on 16 January 2022, at Louis Koo Cinema, HKAC.

Chung Search engine optimisation-kyung, Korean screenwriter recognized for her frequent collaboration with Park Chan-wook, and Fruit Chan, award-winning Hong Kong writer-director, will probably be in dialog about their expertise on cinematic adaptation of literature. The masterclass will probably be preceded by screenings of the visitors’ acclaimed literary movie diversifications – Dumplings directed by Fruit Chan, and Thirst penned by Chung Search engine optimisation-kyung and Park Chan-wook. Tickets are going quick. Don’t miss the uncommon alternative!

About New Waves, New Shores: Busan Worldwide Movie Competition

By an built-in sequence of screenings, talks, workshops and a Masterclass on Display screen Adaptation: A Dialog Between Chung Search engine optimisation-kyung and Fruit Chan, the programme goals to introduce the cross currents in Hong Kong and Korean cinema, in addition to the significance of BIFF as one of many main movie festivals in Asia. The screenings comprise a Hong Kong showcase curated by Maggie Lee (Asia Chief Movie Critic, Selection; curator for Tokyo and Vancouver Worldwide Movie Festivals), and a Korean showcase co-curated by Lee and Nam Dong-chul (Program Director, Busan Worldwide Movie Competition).

Masterclass on Display screen Adaptation: A Dialog Between Chung Search engine optimisation-kyung and Fruit Chan

Folks say that the script is the beating coronary heart of any movie. On this uncommon assembly between two fiercely artistic minds, Hong Kong’s premier indie filmmaker Fruit Chan and acclaimed screenwriter Chung Search engine optimisation-kyung will share their distinctive insights into literary diversifications, what impressed them for his or her groundbreaking forays into the horror style, and what their respective movie industries can be taught from one another.

Date & Time: 16/1/2022 (Solar) 5:15pm
Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Languages: Performed in Korean and Cantonese with Cantonese and English interpretation
Moderator: Maggie Lee (Movie Critic and Curator)
Company: Chung Search engine optimisation-kyung (Korean screenwriter, filmography contains Woman VengeanceThirstThe Handmaiden), Fruit Chan (Hong Kong director)

Company’ Bios

Chung Search engine optimisation-kyung
Chung Search engine optimisation-kyung is thought to be probably the greatest movie and tv writers of Korea immediately. Her legendary and timeless works with Korean director, Park Chan-wook, have captivated audiences around the globe. These movies embrace The Handmaiden (2016), Thirst (2009), I’m a Cyborg, However That’s OK (2006) and Woman Vengeance (2005). She has been bestowed with screenwriting awards from the Chicago Movie Critics Affiliation Awards and the Sitges Movie Competition, and has additionally been nominated for greatest screenwriting awards on the Asian Movie Awards, Baek Sang Artwork Awards, San Francisco Movie Critics Circle and a number of other different awarding our bodies. Her newest movie collaboration with Park is Determination to Go away.

Fruit Chan
Fruit Chan entered the movie trade within the Nineteen Eighties and labored as an assistant director for a number of movies. He’s an all-round filmmaker – as a director, a screenwriter, producer and editor. In 1997, he directed the groundbreaking impartial fiction function, Made in Hong Kong, successful the Particular Jury Prize on the Locarno Movie Competition, and a number of Golden Horse Awards and Hong Kong Movie Awards, bringing him worldwide recognition and acclaim. He went on to direct the Handover Trilogy and the Prostitution Trilogy, which had been screened at movie festivals overseas and garnered many awards. His oeuvre contains business fare corresponding to Dumplings (2004), The Midnight After (2014) and Coffin Properties (2021). He has additionally made a documentary, My Metropolis (2015), on the enduring Hong Kong author, Xi Xi.


Date & Time: 15/1/2022 (Sat) 7:30pm
Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Mrs. Li (Miriam Yeung) is an getting older actress with a stalling profession and a dishonest husband (Tony Leung Ka-fai). To rescue her profession, she turns to Aunt Mei (Bai Ling), whose well-known dumplings are recognized for his or her rejuvenating skills, for assist. Nevertheless, the horrifying contents and superb effectiveness of Mei’s dumplings drive Mrs. Li to take excessive measures for the sake of everlasting youth. Initially made as part of the Peter Chan-produced omnibus Three… Extremes (2005) – which additionally includes a quick by Thirst director Park Chan-wook – this slow-burn adaptation of the novella by Rouge and Farewell My Concubine writer Lillian Lee (who additionally wrote the script) is a chilling physique horror movie on human vainness about youth and sweetness. For her creepy flip as Mei, Bai Ling gained Greatest Supporting Actress at each the Golden Horse Awards and the Hong Kong Movie Awards.

Date & Time: 16/1/2022 (Solar) 2:30pm
Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Sang-hyun (Tune Kang-ho) is a well-meaning Catholic priest who volunteers for a vaccine experiment in Africa. Within the course of, he receives a life-saving blood transfusion that additionally turns him right into a vampire. As his thirst for blood grows, so too does his want for Tae-ju (Kim Okay-bin), the abused spouse of his childhood buddy. Loosely based mostly on Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola’s novel a couple of doomed adulterous love affair – the deliciously macabre script by director Park Chan-wook and Chung Search engine optimisation-kyung performs with conventional vampire movie tropes for a provocative and darkly comical story of a repressed man’s carnal awakening and really bloody pursuit for everlasting life. Winner of the Jury Prize on the 2009 Cannes Movie Competition, Park’s thrilling tackle the horror style can also be one in every of his sexiest movies.

Ticketing Data
Tickets can be found now on POPTICKET: https://www.popticket.hk/biff

Screenings: $80/$64*
Masterclass: $60/$48*
*20% off reductions accessible, situations apply.



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