Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013 12:38 am by M. in , ,    No comments
Two different proposals from opposite sides of the world. One common denominator: the Brontës.

1. At the Brontë Parsonage Museum:
17/08/13 01:00 PM
Ceramic Houses workshop
Create miniature houses from clay and decorate using lace and buttons

In this half-day workshop as part of our 'houses' season of events, create miniature houses from clay using various techniques including impressing vintage lace and buttons to decorate the exterior, with artist Rachel Lee. Your pieces will be fired and glazed at the artist's studio for you to collect at a later date.
Alson on the Parsonage:
Folk stories of the kind the Brontë youngsters may have been told while growing up in their Haworth home are to be recited at an event at the Parsonage Museum.
The Northern folk tales will be told in the Brontë Parsonage kitchen by storyteller Christine McMahon.
The event – inspired by the museum’s Heaven Is A Home exhibition, exploring the history of the Parsonage – will run on Saturday, August 17, and Wednesday August 21, from 11am. (via The Telegraph & Argus)

2. In Hong Kong:
100 Must See Hong Kong Movies
Love Lingers On
Dir/ Scr: Tso Kea
Prod Co: MP & GI
Cast: Cheung Ying, Mui Yee, Chow Kwun-ling, Cheung Ching, Wong Man-lei
1957 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / Chi & Eng Subtitles / 119min

Director Tso Kea transports the pair of doomed lovers in Emile (sic) Brontë’s Wuthering Heights to China’s Early Republic days in this romantic melodrama. As in the Bronte novel, the couple at the centre of the story is responsible for the destruction of their own relationship with their selfishness and indecisiveness towards each other as well as other people. Taking a cue from German Expressionism, Tso visually enhances his characters’ inner emotional struggles with the use of light effects and complex tracking shots. The filmmaker also creates layers in his frames to emphasise the barrier between his characters’ tortured minds and the rest of the world. An official selection of the fourth Asian Film Festival, Love Lingers On is a rare masterpiece that can successfully translate classical literature into pure cinematic language.

17/8* (Sat) 7:00pm Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
*Post-screening talk with Sean Yim
13/10 (Sun) 2:00pm Broadway Cinematheque 

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