Spotlight on Christopher Doyle


Australian-born director and cinematographer Christopher Doyle will be at the Australian premiere of Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous (Hong Kong PRC), a collection of three shorts which marks his third outing as director.

You may know his cinematography from modern classics like Chungking ExpressHappy Together, and Hero. His works are moody, erotic and intoxicating.

His distinct approach and style feature in more than 80 films with acclaimed directors ranging from Wong Kar-Wai and Zhang Yimou to Jim Jarmusch, Gus Van Sant and M. Night Shyamalan.

Hong Kong Trilogy grew out of an original 2014 short film commissioned by the Hong Kong International Film Festival and was funded by a Kickstarter campaign.


Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous
Hoeng Gong Saam Bou Kuk
Hong Kong (PRC)
85 mins | Unclassified 15+

Australian Premiere

“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 The result is a jubilant visual tone poem, a vital historical document and a love letter to a remarkable metropolis.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.