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A Slice of Hong Kong Life

19 March 2011

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A Slice of Hong Kong Life

Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan’s new film features a large ensemble cast, all the action takes place aboard a bus, and it runs just 13 minutes.

The film-appropriately titled “13 Minutes in the Lives of “¦”-is one of four short films that comprise “Quattro Hong Kong 2,” one of the two opening-night features at this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival, which kicks off Sunday and runs through April 5.

Mr. Kwan is among a quartet of prominent Asian directors who contributed to “Quattro,” along with Apichatpong Weerasethakul from Thailand, Brillante Mendoza from the Philippines and Malaysia’s Ho Yu-hang.

The four films aren’t connected in story line, but all reflect some aspect of Hong Kong life. (The project is a follow-up to last year’s “Quattro Hong Kong,” which also featured the work of four well-known directors.)

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via Wall Street Journal

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