Visible Secrets: Hong Kong's Women Filmmakers

A UK first season of new films from Hong Kong’s women filmmakers, including a focus on the contemporary films of award winning director Ann Hui.

From the auteur to the avant-garde, Hong Kong cinema has a strong tradition of women working behind the camera. Perhaps surprisingly, most of their work has rarely been seen in the UK. Intended to address this glaring omission, Visible Secrets: Hong Kong’s Women Filmmakers, offers a unique programme of films designed to celebrate the imagination and vibrancy of these directors and their work.

The programme introduces new directors including Yan Yan Mak, Barbara Wong and Aubrey Lam; covers documentaries and short films, and showcases the contemporary films of Ann Hui.

Visible Secrets: Hong Kong’s Women Filmmakers is a collaborative project led by the Cornerhouse, Manchester with the University of Salford, supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.

The season and tour were curated by Sarah Perks, Programme & Engagement Director at Cornerhouse and Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at University of Salford.

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