Art Film Hour 2018

Art Film Hour: Filmic Landscapes with Ackbar Abbas

Art Film Hour: Screening of ”The Love Eterne”

Art Film Hour: Screening of “Removed” and “Casa Roshell”

Art Film Hour: Screening of “Cosmetic Emergency” and “The Face of Another”

Art Film Hour: Screening of “DROGA!” and “Recollection”

Art Film Hour: NANG Night: Screening of “Story of a Discharged Prisoner” with a lecture by Victor Fan

Art Film Hour: Filmic Landscapes with Ackbar Abbas

Second New Wave Taiwanese Film Intensive with Ackbar Abbas

Art Film Hour: The Thought Leader and Seconds

Art Film Hour: Compound Characters: A Screening of Shorts

Art Film Hour: He Who Eats Children and The Jealous One

Art Film Hour: Start From Scratch, Not Two Steps Back: An Evening with Simon Liu

Date & Time

20 Nov 2018 7pm-8:30pm


JC Cube


Free of charge


Co-presented by
Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University

Referencing the “I Sing While Walking: Tsai Ming-Liang’s Stories and Songs” event series to illustrate his theory, the Hong Kong scholar Ackbar Abbas delivers a public lecture on the Second New Wave of Taiwanese cinema and the rendering of time. Drawing upon the aural relation between Taiwan and Hong Kong, “Filmic Landscapes” examine how our memories become imbued with the moving images we’ve watched throughout our lives.


A professor of comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine, Ackbar Abbas was previously the chair of comparative literature and a co-director of the Centre for the Study of Globalization and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong, China. His research interests include globalisation, Hong Kong and Chinese culture, architecture, cinema, postcolonialism, and critical theory. His book Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 1997. He also served as a Contributing Editor to Public Culture, an academic journal published by Duke University Press.