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Elegies (2023)

Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present


Ann Hui | Hong Kong | 2023 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 1 May 2024

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An intimate documentary portrait of the poets and poetry, both literal and figurative, buried within the fabric of Hong Kong’s bustling topography. Although the Chinese title translates as “poetry”, the English title gives a more layered sense of this documentary’s investment in the overlooked wordsmiths that have found passion and nuance in the city’s sprawling diasporic identity. Drawing on interviews with contemporary poets and reflections about those who came before them, this is a clearly personal, place-centred project calling on core themes Hui has turned to throughout her career.

Format: DCP
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Source: Golden Scene Company
Courtesy: Golden Scene Company
Runtime: 101 mins

Event duration

101 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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