MOViE MOViE Festival – LIFE IS ART 2018: Community Screening


25 February 2018 (Sunday)


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Asia/Hong_Kong MOViE MOViE Festival – LIFE IS ART 2018: Community Screening DATE: 25 February 2018 (Sunday)
TIME: Please refer to the Details
Qube, 2/f

Qube, 2/f

Fee (HKD)



MOViE MOViE Festival – LIFE IS ART 2018
Community Screenings: MOViE MOViE x PMQ – Tales of Our City

Through a day of screenings and sharing sessions, we see Hong Kong through the eyes of local filmmakers from different generations. Online registration will be started from 8 Feb


1. The Short Films of Silver Shining Documentary Programme Screening & Sharing Session |12:30nn – 2:00pm

Short Documentaries from retired seniors about local issues, guided by young documentary filmmakers, with post-screening sharing session on documentary filmmaking.
Screening (Cantonese with English & Chinese Subtitles) : Music!Why Not!, Kwun Mun Dinner, Dancing Banners, Staying Young, Tailwind, Headwind, Poet Farmer, Beloved Rice Cake, The Master of Auditory Learning

  • Post-screening sharing guest speaker: Augustine Lam, Programme Director of Visible Record

2. IN SEARCH OF PERFECT CONSONANCE Screening & Sharing Session |2:30pm – 3:40pm

A documentary following Asia’s best young musicians as they learn to work together and explore the higher ideals that music inspires.

  • Post-screening sharing guest speaker: Ruby Yang, Oscar-Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject

3. HAVANA DIVAS Screening & Sharing Session |4:15pm – 6:40pm (FULL HOUSE, Thank you)

The dosing film of MOViE MOViE Festival: Life is Art, HAVANA DIVAS focuses on the life of two stage sisters who learned the art of Cantonese opera in Havana in the 40s.

  • Pre-screening Cantonese Opera Demonstration: “Princess Changping”, “The Peony Pavilion”
    Performers: Markos Katherine Shenandoah Donaldson (aged 9, Hungary), Lee Hoi Ching (aged 6), Goodness Nwokike (aged 12, Nigeria), Lau Wai Ming (diva of Cantonese opera)
  • Post-screening sharing guest speaker: Director Louisa Wei, Producer Law Kar from Havana Divas


Two stage sisters living in an era of revolution
Four opera trips crossing an ocean of time

A story of two Divas who never gave up their dream to be on stage, the documentary narrates the chronicles of Cantonese opera singers Caridad Amaran and Georgina Wong. The film goes back to 1930s Havana, where Caridad began learning the art of Cantonese Opera and Georgina practiced kung-fu and lion dancing in the vivid and festive Chinatown. The two became stage sisters. Throughout the 1940s, Caridad toured cities all over Cuba as one of the leading staged actresses. Georgina had a very different life. Georgina went to university, where her studies were interrupted by Fidel Castro’s revolution.

Now well into their twilight years, the two reunite and once again spark their dream to perform Cantonese opera. As the two women reminisce on their happy days as girls, they embark on a poignant journey of love and nostalgia.

Director: Louisa Wei
Cast: Caridad Amaran, Georgina Wong
Duration: 91 mins
Language: Cantonese, Spanish and English with Chinese & English subtitle
Category: I

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