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Drifting Petals

Directed by Clara Law, 2021 Australia 110 minutes
15+
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A genuinely free-spirited “alternate cinema” offering from award-winner Clara Law (Floating Life, SFF 1996; Letters to Ali), spanning Australia, Macau and Hong Kong.

Drifting Petals is inspired by the novels of W. G. Sebald and the meandering aesthetic of classical Chinese gardens; combining memoir, fiction, travelogue, history and personal biography. Law and her long-term writing-producing partner Eddie Fong embark on an entirely fresh and unfettered approach to the creative process over four years. It begins with a filmmaker and a piano student, who first meet in Australia. Two stories intertwine as the characters try to make sense of a past imbued with mystery in Macau, and an uncertain future in Hong Kong. The living and the dead move freely through this loose and charming filmic journey.

Program Strand
FLUX Art+Film,
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Language
In Cantonese with English subtitles
Director
Clara Law,
Producer
Clara Law, Eddie Fong,
Cast
Jeff Lai, Ariel Ng, Dickens Ko,
Screenwriter
Clara Law, Eddie Fong,
Cinematographer
Eddie Fong,
Genre
Documentary, Women Directors, Politics & Economics, Music, Human Rights, Filmmaking, Experimental, Cinephile, Biography, Australian Films, Asia, Arts,
Company Credits
Production Company: Lunar Films,