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Happy Valley Unclassified 18+

Viewer advice: Contains stroboscopic imagery


Shot on cold-hued 16mm, this mournful, restless ode to Hong Kong sketches the city’s fragile present and indefinite future.

Abandoned umbrellas, disassembled footpaths, a haircut, a shopfront, the zoo. In Simon Liu’s poetic experimental collage, busy images of daily life in Hong Kong – signals of normality, small pleasures – are collided with traces of unrest, as the recently repatriated autonomous region continues to struggle with the vice-like grip of mainland China. Premiering at New Directors / New Films in 2020 and selected for the 2021 Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at Rotterdam, Happy Valley impressionistically and sensitively captures life going on while grappling with uncertainty.

In Cinema

Tue 17 Aug 5:30 pm [15321]
ACMI 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Sun 22 Aug 4:00 pm [15521]
ACMI 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

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Director
Simon Liu
Producer
Rachael Lawe
Cinematographer
Simon Liu
Composer
LiuSeeLiu
Editor
Simon Liu
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital

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