A Trip Through China
Dir: Benjamin Brodsky
1917 / B&W / D Beta / Silent / English Intertitles and Chi Subtitles / 82min
Live music accompaniment: Wong Yan-kwai and friends
Benjamin Brodsky was a Russian-born American who made frequent trips to Asia in early 20th century, conveying American cinema to Asia and vice versa. He was also the initiator that assisted the first generation of Hong Kong Cinema to produce films of its own. Brodsky made use of his travelling opportunities to shoot documentaries in a number of cities he visited. A Trip Through China was shot over a period of ten years, recording phenomenon in different cities of China, including landscapes of Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Both Brodsky’s images and his scripting of intertitles reveal his narrative skills and sense of humour. The film was released publicly in America and received favourable reviews.
Screening Courtesy of the Taipei Film Archive
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
* Post-screening talk with Law Kar
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