Chapter

Between Times and Spaces:

Esther M. K. Cheung and Nicole Kempton

in Hong Kong Screenscapes

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028566
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206991 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0011
Between Times and Spaces:

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A Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, Evans Chan's work is characterized by its transnational context and narrative technique. Migratory experiences, border crossings, and the quest for identity are recurrent themes in his films. One can say that Chan's migratory experiences in his life naturally have stimulated his interest in these subject matters. In 1984, he furthered his studies in the New School for Social Research in New York and since then he has lived between New York and Hong Kong. As a man wearing many hats and dividing his time between the two cities, he offers alternative visions to the screenscapes of Hong Kong and the United States with a transnational orientation and transcultural orientation. Chan was first known as a cultural critic. He wrote for The Hong Kong Standard as a staff film critic. This chapter presents an interview regarding Chan's thoughts on independent filmmaking in general, and talks more specifically about his work.

Keywords: Hong Kong; Evans Chan; transnational context; narrative technique; migratory experiences; alternative visions; screenscapes; transnational orientation; transcultural orientation; independent filmmaking

Chapter.  4711 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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