Ordinary Heroes (Qian yan wan yu, Hong Kong (Cantonese) 1999)

‘Creative Visions’ is the title of the latest celebration of Hong Kong Cinema at HOME in Manchester (continuing a series of celebrations that started during the cinema’s previous incarnation as Cornerhouse). This latest short season of films presents work from 1997-2017, twenty years since the handover of Hong Kong back to China. HOME’s seasons come… Read More Ordinary Heroes (Qian yan wan yu, Hong Kong (Cantonese) 1999)

BIFF 2013 #17: What Happened to This City? (Kya Hua Iss Shaher Ko, India 1986)

There is a long story behind this film and watching it was a strange experience for me. I’m not sure what sense I made of it but the film was impressive formally and important as a historical document. What it means in terms of contemporary India is less clear and I would need a great… Read More BIFF 2013 #17: What Happened to This City? (Kya Hua Iss Shaher Ko, India 1986)