Many Undulating Things

Open City Documentary Festival

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

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September 5th

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