Many Undulating Things

  • United States
  • Hong Kong
  • South Korea
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A rich and expansive film essay in many forms, Many Undulating Things explores contemporary Hong Kong through its history of urban change. Formerly a British colony and now a Special Administration Region in China, Hong Kong has been passed back and forth between imperial powers of East and West for centuries. Through a forensic examination of its unique urban topography, filmmakers Bo Wang and Pan Lu shift the form of their film to draw connections across time, finding in the ghost houses, shopping malls, convention centres and skyscrapers of the capitalist present remnants and residues of a colonial past.


  • Original title
    Many Undulating Things
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Bo Wang
  • Editing
    Maarten Ernest, Bo Wang
  • Sound
    Edwin Lo
  • Duration
    126 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
    • Hong Kong
    • South Korea
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel, Nyon 2019
    • Open City Documentary Festival, London, UK, 2019
    • International Documentary Film Festival, South Korea
    • Documentary Film Festival, Arad, Romania, 2019
    • Asiatica Film Festival, Rome, Italy, 2019
    • Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, Hong Kong 2019
    • Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2019
    • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2020 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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