Scheduled to take place from 1 to 12 April, HKIFF45 will celebrate Kwan’s remarkable career with a retrospective of 13 of his seminal works to coincide with a commemorative book’s publication. Kwan will also attend a Face-to-Face session on 5 April to share his insights on films, art, and life with the public.
“Stanley is an auteur, and we are proud to acknowledge his unique and indelible contributions towards Hong Kong cinema,” enthused Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Executive Director Albert Lee. “He has developed a highly personal aesthetic style in his portray of the female psyche while capturing the nuanced transformation of the city and the era. Stanley has set benchmarks for LGBTQ films in Chinese-language cinema with his exploration of gender and sexuality issues.”
In a distinguished career spanning more than 40 years,