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Oliver Siu Kuen Chan
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong,
Studying in Hong Kong but living in Shenzhen (the port city of Mainland China), Peipei has spent 16 years in her life travelling between these two cities. To realize the dream of seeing ... See full summary »
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subtle beauty by Fruit Chan again explores social transition
Durian Durian may be minimilistic in look but it's the low-key/frank element to Chan's films that recalls our own lives & intrigues the viewer, those small details that set us onto the path of growth & transition. Fruit Chan is the Ken Loach of Hong Kong/Chinese cinema, character development is the focus but underlying is an enlightening gaze at the struggle of individuals as China reverts to a Capitalist system, how progress vs. nostalgia work in tandem, both appealing & disappointing, yet ultimately it's about survival...how each concept has its moments. The recurrent motif of the Durian fruit proves to be both hilarious & stirring...a must see.
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