Hong Kong has changed a lot since the ‘90s, when the city was pumping out more than 200 films a year. But directors are still drawn to the city, with its colonial past and capitalist present. Join Scarlet Cheng for a tour of the city’s landmarks and spend a day with director Zhang Yimou.
About Your Guide: Scarlet Cheng is a life-long film aficionado. She has an M.A. in Film Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, then REALLY learned how film was made when she lived in Hong Kong in the 1990s. There she met and interviewed directors, costume designers and of course actors and actresses working in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan—sometimes on studio sets and on location. She has written for many publications, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Premiere, Village Voice and Vogue, and currently teaches film history at two colleges in the Los Angeles area.