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Chen Uen

  Wan-Jo Wang

  Taiwan      2020    

Synopsis

One of the most celebrated and influential comic book artists in all of Asia, Chen Uen drew influence from Chinese ink and western-style painting, wuxia films, and the world around him. He crafted a signature style, one that he adapted across art forms including video games and puppet shows. A series of emotional interviews are combined with a stunning visual showcase of his work to present an intimate portrait of a monumental talent, his evolution across different media, and his enduring legacy.

 Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese with subtitles 
  130 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Wed, Sep 7 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting August 22 or available at the door (subject to availability).

In-person post-screening discussion with Professor Wenhwa Ts’ao, Columbia College Chicago.

Post-screening discussion presented by: Logo: Citi 161x100

Media

Sponsors

Film Partner

Logo: Taipei Waitwan Economic Cultural Office

Twilight’s Kiss Suk Suk

  Ray Yeung

  Hong Kong 92 minutes

Watch Info

  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 14-25 in the United States.

Virtual Events

Livestream Filmmaker Q&A:

With director Ray Yeung

Synopsis

By the time taxi driver Pak and retired single father Hoi meet, both men have long since left behind their days of youth. Diligent providers, they take great pride in the families they have raised, but in their brief initial encounter, the two men sense they share a special bond. Their budding, if hesitant, friendship unleashes a torrent of feelings that they’ve taken great pains to repress, and as each casts back over their personal histories, the promise of a loving future together takes hold. Queer filmmaker and Chicago International Film Festival alum Ray Yeung’s (Front Cover) sanguine, moving tale celebrates the possibilities of finding romance and true connection at any age.

“Strong performances by veterans Tai Bo and Ben Yuen make the protagonists’ struggle concrete and affecting.”
Variety

 Cantonese with subtitles 

Media

Shorts 4: The World As We Know It (Documentary)

  Various

  Austria, Hong Kong, Morocco, Poland, United Kingdom, United States 93 minutes

Synopsis

Personal, political, philosophical, and emotional, this collection of films showcases the very best in documentary form—from essayistic meditations to vérité assemblages and deeply-felt human portraits. Featuring works by Kanas Liu, Jamie Meltzer and Chris Filippone, Katarzyna Warzecha, Carmine Grimaldi, Erica Beebe, and Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner and Michael Stumpf.

Shot on the streets of Hong Kong during the 2019 Extradition Bill protests, Comrades (Hong Kong) is a moving portrait of uprising and solidarity. Huntsville Station (U.S.) observes the comings and goings of a Greyhound station near Huntsville State Penitentiary—the first stop for inmates released on parole. Sifting through old letters between his parents, Adam uncovers an extraordinary family secret in the emotional animated We Have One Heart (Poland). Profiling a pastor, his wife, and a dwindling congregation, When Two or Three (U.S.) is a picture of faith and the search for God in small-town Arizona. Radia (UK) is a shepherd and farmer whose childhood and circumstances  prevented her from access to education. The film is an urgent observation about prescriptive fate, agency, and determination. How to Disappear (Austria) contemplates the act of desertion within the world of a videogame.

 Cantonese, Darija, English, Polish with subtitles 

Sponsors

Program Sponsor

Logo: WTTW (2019)

“Comrades” [Short Film] Sau Zuk

  Kanas Liu

  Hong Kong 15 minutes

Watch Info

This film is available as part of Shorts 4: The World As We Know It—Documentary

Synopsis

Shot on the streets of Hong Kong during the 2019 Extradition Bill protests, Comrades is a moving portrait of uprising and solidarity.

 Cantonese with subtitles 

Sponsors

Women in Cinema Program Sponsor

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Documentary Program Sponsor

Logo: WTTW (2019)

My Life as McDull

McDull and his mother may be animated pigs, but their lives are those of working class Hong Kong residents. The film is a charming, involving picture that epitomizes the irrepressible and happy-go-lucky spirit of Hong Kong.

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