Women always have unique, delicate and deep sense in filmmaking, conveying their feelings toward the worldly matters while men lack these touches.
A total of eight outstanding women directors from Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong are selected by Cinematheque Passion and their 11 great films will be screening on June 10 to 25. We hope the audience can broaden their minds by viewing these alternative artworks. Agnès Varda, “the Ancestor of the New Film Wave” in France, will lead the way in this film festival as her films are creative, passionate, intelligent and rich in content.
Agnès Varda will be the director-in-focus. Without formal filming skills when she directed her debut feature entitled “La Pointe Courte” (1955), Varda influenced many French New Wave directors. Except “La Pointe Courte”, her other 3 films will be screening as well, including: “Vagabond”, “The Gleaners and I” and “The Beaches of Agnès”.
In addition to Varda’s features, 7 films from 7 outstanding filmmakers hailing from the USA, Great Britain, France, Australia, Japan, and Belgium will be screening. They are:
– Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation (USA)
Sofia Coppola, a USA director, is remarkable in capturing the subtle relationships of urban men and women.
– Sally Potter’s Orlando (Great Britain)
British filmmaker Sally Potter is versatile and her films involved literature, history, identity, values and social changes. Wide visions, powerful visuals with far reaching connotation are her trademarks.
– Claire Denis’s 35 Shots of Rum (France)
Claire Denis, just like Agnès Varda, also comes from France, her films touch on politics and race with critical, audacious and distinct observation.
– Gillian Armstrong’s My Brilliant Career (Australia)
Gillian Armstrong, revered as Australian women films’ founder. Women in her films go after their dreams and maintain good social values at the same time, elegant and charming.
– Naomi Kawase’s An (Japan)
Naomi Kawase, a filmmaker from Japan, impressed the audience by her poetic visual images and touching storytelling skills. Her films were special in having oriental human sentiments.
– Chantal Akerman’s 23, Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Belgium)
Belgium’s pioneer Chantal Akerman has diverse and innovative styles while challenging the traditional values.
– Tong Shu-shuen’s The Arch (Hong Kong).
Tong Shu-shuen, a talented Hong Kong filmmaker in the 1960’s and 1970’s. She likes exploring women’s struggle and how they respond the conservative era. Her films are artistic, inspiring with special aesthetics and observations which are definitely ahead of the times.
When: June 10 – June 25, 2017
Where: Cinematheque-Passion, 13 Travessa da Paixao, Macau
How much: MOP $60