Director / Cheuk Cheung 2012 / Hong Kong / 72 min Language: Cantonese
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This is a story about Male Dan (male performer playing female lead) in Cantonese Opera; a documentary seven years in the making about a marginalized art form.
In Hong Kong, two young men: TAM Wing-lun, and WONG Hau-wai, both have chosen Cantonese Opera as their profession. They want to be the Male Dan which is rare in the industry. Without the support of family, the industry or the society, the only thing to keep theme going is their passion. Ever since they were young, the two have been each other’s confidant and supporter, learning how to interpret the role of women, and motivating each other on and off stage. Even when the parts they played on stage have changed, the friendship between the two remains constant and strong.
Cantonese Opera is not a popular art field in Hong Kong. It is impractical and generally not supported. When the road ahead is unclear, how does one continue and reach his final destination?
About Cheuk Cheung:
Cheuk graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as a film and television production student, majoring in directing. In 2006, his first 16mm short film The Easter Egg was selected to be a finalist of the Open Category of The 12th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards.In 2007, his graduation project Lu Cheng was screened at the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2007. Last year, subsidized by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Cheuk finished his short film Love Letter from a Classmate which was selected as a finalist in the Fresh Wave Short Film Competition of the 33th Hong Kong International Film Festival. In late 2009, Cheuk was selected to participate in the very first Golden Horse Film Academy of the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. The short film Boyfriend of Xiaozhen co-directed by him and other participants was screened at the Festival.
MY WAY is his first feature length documentary film.