Cherry-Picked Quality Films: Angie Chen’s ‘I’ve got the blues’ and More
Why We Recommend it
The Golden Scene Selection programme screens five contemporary quality movies—i’ve got the blues, What a Wonderful Family 1, 2, and 3, and Sakura Guardian in the North—over the course of five days.
Co-presented by The Hong Kong Arts Centre and local film distributor Golden Scene, the ‘Golden Scene selection’ is an ongoing monthly initiative that presents quality films across genres, decades and geographies.
This August, the programme will screen five movies, including Hong Kong director Angie Chen’s latest work, a bold documentary on local artist Yank Wong. Shot over the course of 18 months, i’ve got the blues chronicles the fractious, often confrontational, philosophical and entirely human process of creating a portrait of an artist as a complex, flawed, talented man. Chen, who gets drawn into the story because of Wong’s constant challenges and dodges, also raises more fundamental questions about a connection between moral integrity and artistry, family, and working as an artist in business-minded Hong Kong.
Read our interview with Angie Chen here.