Journey to Beijing

Sundays for Hong Kong

Gropius Bau

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A four-month march from Hong Kong to Beijing in the spring of 1997 serves as a prism through which Evans Chan observes the varied counter-currents that emerged in Hong Kong as a reaction to the handover of the former British crown colony to China.

With a bitter-sweet look at the final moments of a long historical development, the director lets individual participants tell their stories, including a former pilot who once flew Deng Xiaoping, a woman who experienced the dissolution of the Soviet Union and a man who wants to test his love for his wife through a separation.

Apart from the images that document the course of the hike – from Mao’s birthplace along the Yellow River to Tiananmen Square – “Journey to Beijing” grants impressions of the changing city of Hong Kong with its artists and entrepreneurs, its environmental issues and its political expatriates …

In Cantonese and English as well as Mandarin with German subtitles

Languages
English, German, Kantonesisch, Mandarin

Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin

Telephone
+49 (30) 254 86-0
Website
www.berlinerfestspiele.d…
8. December 2019
17:00 till 19:00
Free entrance

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