Boat People (1982)
Boat People (1982)

Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Boat People

Boat People

Ann Hui | Hong Kong | 1982 | M

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Wed 17 Apr 2024

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Considered by many to be Hui’s masterpiece and the film that brought her to international attention, this controversial major work of the emerging Hong Kong New Wave is told from the perspective of a Japanese photojournalist (George Lam) who travels to Vietnam to report on life in the wake of the war. Inspired by interviews Hui collected with Vietnamese refugees during the making of a documentary on the subject, it won five prizes – including Best Picture and Best Director – at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Featuring a very early performance by Andy Lau in a central role.

Format: DCP
Language: Cantonese, Japanese, and Vietnamese with English subtitles
Source: Janus
Runtime: 109 mins

Event duration

109 mins




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