“Doyle’s finest work as an auteur… almost every frame is ridiculously gorgeous” – Cinema Scope
Australian-born cinematographer Christopher Doyle’s third outing as director is a collection of three shorts, each an impressionistic glimpse into a rarely seen side of his adopted home. Encompassing three generations – ‘preschooled’ children, ‘preoccupied’ youth (shot amid the 2014 pro-democracy ‘Umbrella’ protests) and ‘preposterous’ seniors – the result is an intriguing blend of documentary and fiction, all framed by Doyle’s phenomenal aesthetic and idiosyncratic expression.
With Hong Kong Trilogy, the award-winning cinematographer, best known for lensing most of Wong Kar-wai’s films, set out to let the city tell its own story. The result is a jubilant visual tone poem, a vital historical document and a love letter to a remarkable metropolis.
Director and cinematographer Christopher Doyle in attendance.