In the Show – 25th November 2008

Tonight’s show is mostly, although not exclusively about movies and TV.

Wei Te-Sheng is the writer and director of “Cape No. 7”, a 2008 Taiwanese romance comedic music drama. The film was world premiered at the 2008 Taipei Film Festival on June 20, 2008 as its opening film and later won 3 awards in the festival. It has become so popular in Taiwan that on November 1st, 2008 it became the 2nd top grossing film in the island’s cinematic history

In 2004 producer/director Sue Williams and her small team began to follow nine young Chinese in their 20s and 30s for what would become the documentary “Young & Restless in China”. She returned each year since then to see how their jobs and personal relationships were unfolding, how they were changing and how they saw themselves.

Laurent Cantet’s “The Class” won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s a docu-drama adaptation of an autobiographical novel by Fran??ois Bégaudeau, a young French teacher in a tough junior high school. Cantet spoke to The Works while visiting hong Kong recently.

In town for the Hong Kong Jazz Festival is Bob James, whose newest project, “Angels of Shanghai”, blends both Western jazz and traditional Chinese musical traditions. We spoke to him.

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