Cosmopolitanism, Rebellion and Sexual Citizens: Evans Chan’s Daring Films

Why We Recommend it

This retrospective celebrates the work of Hong Kong director Evans Chan, who is known for his non-conformist films that blend fact and fiction.


Six of the Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker’s works will be screened at the Hong Kong Arts Centre as a part of recurrent indie film screening programme Independently Yours.

The retrospective includes the 2016 documentary Raise the Umbrellas, which zooms in on the origin and impact of Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy movement, as well as its sequel We Have Boots, in which four young activists reflect on their personal paths in Hong Kong’s post-Umbrella era of disqualification and prosecution.

Another programme highlight is the revolutionary 2001 mosaic film The Map of Sex and Love, which explores past and present as well as gay and straight love through three interrelated stories.

Selected screenings are followed by panel discussions. All films are screened with English and Chinese subtitles.


When: 18 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018 Where: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre – 2 Harbour Road – Wan Chai