Movie Talk I: Ivy Ho
In this film screening and seminar series organised and hosted by veteran film critic and historian Law Kar, experienced filmmakers are invited to select three films by themselves or their film-making counterparts for screening. A two-hour seminar will be held after the screenings where audience will join host and guest watching clips of the selected films and gain better understanding of the featured guests’ experience and art as they intimately share with the audience the inspiration, motivation and process of their creative work.
The first filmmaker guest in this series is director Ivy Ho, who began her career as a screenwriter. Though known for her award-winning screenplay for Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996), her selection for the series include July Rhapsody (2002) for which she wrote another of her accoladed screenplay, her directorial debut Claustrophobia (2009), TV drama episode Pa (Profile , 1984) she scripted for RTHK, and her favorite French film Léon Morin, Priest (1961). Besides her screenplays, Ivy Ho is good at writing prose. Her insight in film appreciation and interpretation can be seen in the excerpt on the right page taken from her commentary on Léon Morin, Priest ; the delicate twists in the plot of Claustrophobia reflect her sensitivity towards human relationships and the film form whereas July Rhapsody demonstrates her grasp of how the human world functions and her love of Chinese culture. To fully appreciate Ivy Ho’s work, I invite you to join us for the screenings and movie talk. See you there!
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