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Boat People

Boat People
April 21, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Boat People  (Hong Kong, 1982)

A Japanese photojournalist, Shiomi Akutagawa, is sent to Vietnam after the end of the war to document the “new economic zones” established by the Communist Vietnamese government. After getting a staged presentation, he discovers the harsh realities of life under an oppressive regime, including frequent executions, and forced relocation. He attempts to help a family flee in a boat with tragic consequences. Ann Hui’s film won numerous international prizes and is considered one of the best Chinese language films of all time.

35mm, color, 106 min.  Directed by Ann Hui.  Bluebird Movie, Ltd.  Producer: Xia Meng.  Scriptwriter: Dai An-Ping.  Cinematography: Wong Chung-kei.  With: George Lam, Andy Lau, Cora Miao, Season Ma.