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"Capturing Light and Shadow" exhibits the art of two master cinematographers

With fleeting light and shadow, cinematographers produce moments of inspiration that capture the heart of audiences. The Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) is launching a first-of-its-kind exhibition titled “Capturing Light and Shadow” featuring two master cinematographers in Hong Kong film history. Ho Look-ying and Bill Wong belong to two eras-- one bold and one dainty--that are decades apart but are united in creative spirit and technical aspirations.

This exhibition adopts a “cross-generation” approach to the appreciation of their cinematic art, inviting Bill Wong to re-examine and offer his insights on the achievements of Ho Look-ying, while a younger photographer, Kwan Pun-leung, is invited to analyse and comment on the cinematography of Bill Wong. Also on display are video interviews of Ho and Wong talking about their own work and sharing their experiences on how to make magic with light and how to cope with the challenges they faced working with different stars and film directors.

The exhibition, “Capturing Light and Shadow”, partnering with the Film and TV Department of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), will run from now until November 14 at the Exhibition Hall of the HKFA. Admission is free.

Tickets priced at $30 for the screenings are available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessionary tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. For ticketing enquiries, please call 2734 9009. Reservations can be made by phone on 2111 5999, or on the Internet at www.urbtix.hk .

Detailed programme information can be obtained in the “ProFolio 53” distributed at all performing venues of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. For enquiries, please call 2739 2139/ 2734 2900 or browse the websites: www.filmarchive.gov.hk or www.lcsd.gov.hk/fp .

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)

Picture shows part of the exhibition entitled "Capturing Light and Shadow ".
Picture shows part of the exhibition entitled "Capturing Light and Shadow ".