Cinematheque.Passion hosts talk by Philip Yung to discuss the power of film

The talk ‘How great is the power of films?’ is conducted by renowned Hong Kong director, screenwriter and film critic Philip Yung.

The Cinematheque.Passion under the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will host a talk entitled “How great is the power of film?”, conducted by renowned Hong Kong director, screenwriter and film critic Philip Yung, to be held on Saturday, 19 March, from 3 to 5pm. Online applications are now accepted. Admission is free. In his role as screenwriter, film critic and director, Yung integrates art with commerce. Being attentive to social phenomena, he insists on his own style of screenwriting. Among the films he wrote are Rigor Mortis, As the Light Goes Out and Father, and others. In 2009, he directed and wrote his first feature film Glamorous Youth, which participated in a number of international film festivals. With Port of Call that he directed and wrote, Yung earned nine nominations in the 52nd Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan last year. The work also won Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress in the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards 2015, and a number of nominations for the 35th Hong Kong Film Awards. Junior filmmakers can learn a lot with Yung’s personal experience. In this talk, Yung will talk about “the power of film” based on his career and his journey from being a screenwriter to a director. There are sixty seats available. All interested parties are welcome to enrol through IC’s “Activity Registration System” (www.icm.gov.mo/eform/event) by 18 March (Friday) at 12pm. For enquiries regarding the talk or the Cinematheque, please contact Mr. Leong, staff member of IC, through tel. no. (853) 2892 4040 during office hours. For details, please visit the Cultural Affairs Bureau website (www.icm.gov.mo) or the Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Website (www.macaucci.com).

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