- Japan Premiere
Competition｜Special Programs < Special Focus on Hong Kong 2021 >
The Way We Keep Dancing
Director: Adam WONG (黃修平)
2021｜Hong Kong｜128min｜Language: Cantonese｜Subtitles: English, Japanese, Cantonese
|3/7 Sun||12:00 *Sold Out||Cine Libre Umeda 4|
|3/13 Sat||13:10 *Sold Out||Umeda Burg 7: Theater7|
- Cherry NGAN (顏卓靈)
Babyjohn CHOI (蔡瀚億)
Lokman YEUNG (楊樂文)
Lydia LAU (劉敬雯)
Hong Kong’s underground artists have used the warehouses of the Kowloon Industrial District to set up studios, workshops and homes. Finding rent exorbitant and freedom restricted in other parts of the city, creatives like rapper Heyo (Heyo), YouTuber Alan (Babyjohn CHOI), and dancer Hana (Cherry NGAN) rub shoulders and make friendships as they pursue their art. Each is a rising star in their own right but their careers are offered a massive boost into the stratosphere when they are recruited to be the faces of the government’s gentrification of the area. They are all drawn into a publicity stunt to transform the district into a ‘Dance Street’ where everything gets an “urban” facelift thanks to corporations. At first, these creatives feel like they can keep their roots in the streets whilst encouraging corporate investment, but when the area begins to change beyond their recognition and locals are forced out, their credibility, artistic community and the soul of the place are under threat.
“The Way We Keep Dancing” is the follow up to “The Way We Dance” (2013) and it Adam WONG's latest dance film, “The Way We Keep Dancing” and was selected as the closing film of the 57th Golden Horse Film Festival. It features the vibrancy of youth culture in its many forms, be it street dance, hip-hop, whilst also offering a smart meta narrative critiquing its intersection with corporate interests.
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