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Director: Rita Hui


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2014
Duration 23' 00
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese with no subtitles
Genre Dance Video
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis The director of Dead Slowly and Keening Woman, Rita Hui creates surreal dance fable taking inspiration from the parable Lament to the Drowned by Tang dynasty literary giant Liu Zongyuan. Filmed in a closed tunnel with Cally Yu, Chan Kwun-yi and Vinci Mok, Elegy revolves around the performers’ pain and struggle expressed in Butoh while living in a state of siege. Hui’s first full-length film Dead Slowly was the only Hong Kong entrant for the New Currents award at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

“Asiatica Film Festival is a comprehensive festival, which opens to accept all film genres and create platforms for filmmakers to exchange ideas and enhance communication. The Q&A session was inspiring; we discussed about the early cinema, dance film, film’s movement and cinema and even further discussed the potential of dance film itself. The questions raised by the audience were dynamic; they were interested in Hong Kong, and its current affair. They had shown affection towards my film and I received a lot of great feedbacks from them. Overall, it was a great film festival for short film and Asia cinema. and I had a memorable experience during the time in Rome.

— Shared by Hui Nga-shu Rita, director of Elegy, after attending 15th Asiatica Film Mediale in Italy, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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