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New blood : an interview with Soi Cheang.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/2008
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Chinese Cinemas
Issue number3
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)211-224
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish


This article presents a wide-ranging interview with Hong Kong director Soi Cheang, one of the region's latest exponents of mainstream film-making. Cheang here discusses his apprenticeship under veteran directors Johnnie To and Ringo Lam; he elucidates the activities of casting, financing and collaboration; he describes the inception and production of key films such as Dog Bite Dog; he considers his films' relation to Hong Kong culture and society; and he illuminates his engagement with the parameters of film style. The interview is prefaced by an analytical overview of Cheang's authorial practices and preoccupations.