Ho Yuk: Let’s Love Hong Kong (好郁)

Ho Yuk: Let's Love Hong Kong (好郁)

Monday, February 20, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Auditorium (Room 101), Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 6511

Ho Yuk: Let’s Love Hong Kong (好郁,Hao yu)
Directed by Yau Ching, 2002 (87 min)

This drama chronicles the connections between life, lesbian love affairs, real estate, and Internet pornography as three women chase, seduce, resist, and fantasize about each other in a Hong Kong of the near future. The city is as false as it is real and provides the perfect setting for their games, secrets, screams, and tears. The city is dark and grubby—a cacophonous clash of technology, neon, cheap houses, sex, and food. Set amongst this startlingly crowded industrial city, the film primarily concerns Zero, who unwittingly becomes a key member of a girl-on-girl love triangle involving the photographer for a smutty website and one if its models. More so than the affair itself, however, the young women struggle with their roles within their class and the modern city-state in which they reside. Acclaimed short filmmaker Yau Ching makes a bold impression with her debut feature in this intriguing story about three women whose lives quietly intersect in a futuristic yet realistic Hong Kong, a love poem to a vibrant but tough-as-nails living city.

Images of the Cityscape in Hong Kong Cinema Series

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