Scene from the film Many Undulating Things
Scene from the film Many Undulating Things
Scene from the film Many Undulating Things
Scene from the film Many Undulating Things

Many Undulating Things

Direction
Year 
2019
Country
  • United States
  • Hong Kong
  • South Korea
Runtime
126min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

A rich and expansive film essay in many forms, Many Undulating Things explores contemporary Hong Kong through its history of urban change. Formerly a British colony and now a Special Administration Region in China, Hong Kong has been passed back and forth between imperial powers of East and West for centuries. Through a forensic examination of its unique urban topography, filmmakers Bo Wang and Pan Lu shift the form of their film to draw connections across time, finding in the ghost houses, shopping malls, convention centres and skyscrapers of the capitalist present remnants and residues of a colonial past.

Details

  • Original Title
    Many Undulating Things
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Bo Wang
  • Editing
    Maarten Ernest, Bo Wang
  • Sound
    Edwin Lo
  • Runtime
    126 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    • United States
    • Hong Kong
    • South Korea
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel, Nyon 2019
    • Open City Documentary Festival, London, UK, 2019
    • International Documentary Film Festival, South Korea
    • Documentary Film Festival, Arad, Romania, 2019
    • Asiatica Film Festival, Rome, Italy, 2019
    • Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, Hong Kong 2019
    • Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2019
    • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2020

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