A rich and expansive film essay in many forms, Many Undulating Things explores contemporary Hong Kong through its history of urban change. Formerly a British colony and now a Special Administration Region in China, Hong Kong has been passed back and forth between imperial powers of East and West for centuries. Through a forensic examination of its unique urban topography, filmmakers Bo Wang and Pan Lu shift the form of their film to draw connections across time, finding in the ghost houses, shopping malls, convention centres and skyscrapers of the capitalist present remnants and residues of a colonial past.
Followed by a Q&A with Matthew Barrington, Manager of the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image
In partnership with The Essay Film Festival.
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 126 mins
- USA, South Korea, Hong Kong, China
- Other features
- Bo Wang, Pan Lu