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Writing And Directing For Chinese Cinema: The Balance Between Art And Commerce 华语电影编导论坛:艺术与商业之间


The second installment of the Chinese Talkies Panels saw the sharing of movie making experience between directors from China and Singapore. The discussion panel was held on 5 May 2013 at The Arts House to some 40 movie buffs. 

The topic discussed was "Writing and Directing for Chinese Cinema: The Balance between Art and Commerce". The speakers from China were Hao Jie (SINGLE MAN, THE LOVE SONGS OF TIEDAN) and Wang Jing (FENG SHUI), while the local directors were Han Yew Kwang (18 GRAMS OF LOVE, WHEN HAINAN MEETS TEOCHEW), Chai Yee Wei (BLOOD TIES, TWISTED) with Anthony Chen (AH MA, ILO ILO) as the moderator.

A lively sharing ensued covering topics such as what constitute an art or commercial film; differences in censorship between China and Singapore, the pros and cons of adaptation from literary works or original scripts, etc.

Please click click here for a recording of the discussion session.






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