On Tuesday, November 13th from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 108N North House Professor Bart Testa from the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto is having a conversation with one of Hong Kong’s prestigious directors. Prof. Testa will be speaking with Award-winning film director Yim Ho.
Yim Ho is one of the most famous Hong Kong directors of the 1980s, and a leader of Hong Kong New Wave. He learned his craft at the London Film School. He began his career in television production making television programs for RTHK, then became a film director in the late 1970s. Making his first film in 1978, he spent the next 10 years acting solely as a director. His fourth film, Homecoming (似水流年) (Sishui liunian) landed him his first award nomination for Best Director from the Hong Kong Film Awards. This was followed closely by Red Dust (滾滾紅塵), which garnered him two more nominations from the Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Not only did this film mark his screenplay debut, but he also took a turn in front of the camera. His next project, The King of Chess (棋王) (Kei Wong) (1991) found him writing, directing and starring. His next three films (two of which he wrote and produced) earned him more awards and nominations from a number of different festivals. For the start of the new millennium, Ho has commenced with a more western approach, working with American actor Willem Dafoe in Pavilion of Women.
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This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Institute, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), and the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.