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Introduction of Exhibition “A Touch of Magic: Veteran Set Designers Chan Ki-yui & Chan King-sam”
With deft touches of magic in various architecture and decorations, set designers realized on the screen the world of fantasy visualised by directors. Veteran set designers Chan Ki-yui and Chan King-sam have designed over 1000 film sets in a combined career that spanned over 50 years. Over 50 years, they were also the designated set designers for many established directors including Li Han-hsiang and Chor Yuen.

The HK Film Archive (HKFA)’s new exhibition, “A Touch of Magic: Veteran Set Designers Chan Ki-yui & Chan King-sam”, will be held from August 10 to November 4. To feature the work, methods and secrets in set building as well as to appreciate the amazing accomplishments of the Chans.

Three sets from the films in different eras: director Li Han-hsiang’s historical epic, “The Empress Dowager” (1975), director Chor Yuen’s contemporary drama, “Rose in Tears” (1963) and director Wong Hok-sing’s wuxia film, “The Story of Muk Kwai-ying, Part One” (1959), will be featured for audience to experience results of set buildings on images.

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