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On Thu, 9 Oct 1997 16:52:22 -0400 Nick Chapman wrote:
> In Hongkong cinema, there are in fact a surprising number of films that
> deal intelligently with race, gender and sexual orientation (less so with
> class it seems).  The director Shu Kei is particularly interesting.  Check
> on Hu-Du-Men (1996) and A Queer Story (1997).  The later is one of the most
> intelligent "mainstream" (narrative, commercial, intended for a
> wide-audience, high production values, etc.) films I have seen on gay male
> identity and both are terrific entertainment value.  They have the added
> benefit of showing your students that more comes out of HK than action pics.
 
in particular check out Wong Kar Wai's new film "Happy Together" which adresses
all of these issues (and is beautilfully shot).
 
Charles Tepperman
 
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