Chungking Express and Other Gems: The Hong Kong International Film Festival Honours Actress Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia
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The 42nd edition of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) will pay tribute to cinema icon Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia by screening 14 of her movies and giving fans the opportunity to meet Lin face-to-face.
Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia’s (b. Taiwan, 1954) is recognised as one of the most acclaimed and distinguished actresses in Chinese language cinema. During her acting career, which spans over two decades, Lin has appeared in more than a hundred films. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of her career debut, the HKIFF will screen 14 of her movies.
Additionally, the festival will host a free “Face to Face” on 31 March, during which Lin will be sharing her insights on film, art and life.
The film programme includes Lin’s debut movie, Outside the Window (Taiwan, 1973); the the widely popular Wuxia film Swordsman II (Hong Kong, 1992); WWII drama Red Dust (Taiwan/Hong Kong, 1990) that tells the story of the doomed romance between a talented Chinese novelist and a Japanese collaborator; and Wong Kar-wai’s iconic Chungking Express (Hong Kong, 1994) in which Lin portrays a mysterious drug smuggler/killer.