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Wong Ping: Digital Fables

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Cantonese with English subtitles.

In these six films, Wong Ping holds an acid-hued mirror to contemporary life in his native Hong Kong and delves into the collective psyche of our digital age. His assorted characters—including a player who cares for the offspring of a hookup gone awry; a sex worker who entertains a corrupt cop; and a tree with an insect phobia—face trials and tribulations ranging from the erotic to the existential.

Related program:

Wong Ping Lecture and Conversation

April 15, 7:00 p.m. CT

This event will have live captions.

In the tradition of Aesop, Wong Ping’s Fables 1 follows plant and animals—a pregnant elephant who pursues life as a Buddhist nun, a chicken who is promoted to chief of police before accidentally killing his family, and a telegraphic tree with a fear of insects—in a series of peculiarly poignant lessons for contemporary life.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Hong Kong
  • Filmmaker
    Wong Ping