Angie Chen’s latest, acclaimed documentary i’ve got the blues is a striking film that focuses on Hong Kong painter, art director, blues musician and activist Yank Wong Yan-kwai. Through a series of often interrupted interviews Chen uses her, often elusive, subject as a starting point for a meditation on creativity, personal and social conscience and contemporary Hong Kong. Never less than engaging the film ultimately captures the fleeting nature of creation – on both sides of the camera.

Chen says, “I have sought to bring the vibrant underground art scene to the forefront, to introduce ‘Yank’ and his friends, to make this film not only about Yank, but also about Hong Kong and its people.”

90 minutes

Cantonese and English

Partial English

Country of origin:
Hong Kong

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