Artist Talk with Heiward Mak 麦曦茵
Heiward Mak is one of the most promising and prolific Hong Kong filmmakers that emerged after the 2000s. As a screenwriter, she has worked closely with noted director Pang Ho Cheung to co-write Love in a Puff (2009), the wildly popular and critically acclaimed film that launched a successful trilogy. As an director, her ability in revealing the peculiarities of modern relationships in Hong Kong are vividly showcased in High Noon (2008), Ex (2010) and Uncertain Relationships Society (2014). Both Love in a Puff and High Noon can be seen as part of Toronto’s Creative Visions program.
Most recently, Heiward Mak produced Mad World, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016 and has since won multiple awards, including Best New Director at the Hong Kong Film Awards and the prestigious Golden Horse Awards.
Heiward Mak will be in attendance to provide an in-depth insight on her artistic practice and experience in producing, writing, and directing. Hosted by Toronto film critic Alice Shih. This talk is part of Reel Asian’s Reel Ideas initiative.
Sunday June 25th • 5:30pm-6:30PM • TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 5
Free Admission. Tickets available at the door or by reserving below.