Ann Hui’s latest feature is a deeply personal documentary exploring Hong Kong through her love of poetry

The latest work from Ann Hui is a long-cherished passion project that sees the award-winning auteur tackling the subject she holds most dear and which has inspired and consoled her throughout her life – poetry. A deeply personal documentary, Elegies features Hui encountering a series of Hong Kong’s most notable poets, their words reflecting the character, the sights and the culture of the city and its many contrasts. Through these intimate conversations, Hui’s literary journey becomes a tale of Hong Kong itself, meditating on its past and present, and on its enduring role as an artistic muse.



This screening is a joint presentation by Focus Hong Kong and The Garden Cinema’s Chinese Cinema strand.

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