Manchester you lucky devils. This autumn, Manchester’s Cornerhouse will showcase the work of female directors from Hong Kong as part of Visible Secrets: Hong Kong’s Women Filmmakers. The season will celebrate the imagination and vibrancy of these directors and their work through an exciting programme of screenings, events and special guests.
Named after Ann Hui’s “Visible Secret”, Cornerhouse will be showing several movies from Hui’s career; July Rhapsody (starring Jacky Cheung), Night and Fog, The Postmordern Life of My Aunt (starring the man – Chow Yun-Fat), The Way We Are, Goddess of Mercy and Visible Secret (Eason Chan and Shu Qi).
Cornerhouse have a selection notable female directors making apperances, they have Special Guest award winning director Yan Yan Mak. Mak will introduce her new documentary The Decameron (2009) on Sat 31
October. Tsang Tsui Shan will be present (Fri 30 October) to introduce her debut, award-winning feature Lovers on the Road (2008). On Tuesday 3rd November screen writer Ivy Ho will be in person to introduce her directorial debut; Claustrophobia (2008) starring Karena Lam and Ekin Cheng.
Visible Secrets: Hong Kong’s Women Filmmakers is a UK-first season of new films sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London. The Festival is running from Friday 9th October to Tuesday 3rd November at Cornerhouse, Manchester.
Please download the festivals program here, they are showing some great films and this possibly the only chance you’ll get to see two movies starring Ekin Cheng shown in Manchester! Think about it people!