Johnnie To MASTERCLASS
Saturday 24 Sept, 2.00pm
Johnnie To Kei-Fung reigns as the undoubted master of Hong Kong cinema today. His works have premiered at the world’s major festivals such as Cannes and Venice, though they remain richly satisfying entertainments. Known for his work in the gangster film and the romantic comedy, To incorporates stylistic experiments that consistently refresh and reinvigorate these genres. To will be in conversation with Mike Walsh from Flinders University in a session that will draw on the films shown during the festival. Mr To will focus on his ways of preparing and shooting scenes as well as his thoughts on his own career and the future directions of Chinese cinema. A rare opportunity to gain insight into the working methods of one of the world’s greatest film stylists.
Free with ticket purchase to any Johnnie To film in the retrospective.