Jockey Club Local Creative Talents Series
Dance Opera - Love Streams
Like Them, Like Us is a documentary that follows the making of Love Streams, a dance-opera that fuses two operas—Heart of Coral, a biopic of female Republican writer Xiao Hong, and Women Like Us, a combination of two short stories by Hong Kong author Xi Xi—with gripping dance movements. In this tender, cinematic look at the creative process and rehearsals involving singers and dancers from Hong Kong Dance Company, the personal lives of these performers overlap with those of the characters they play, far removed by time and space, in a way they could never have imagined.
Oscillating between video essay and documentary, the film weaves interviews, opera lyrics and behind-the-scenes rehearsals footage into an intricate web of inter-generational conversations about life and death between women, real and fictional.
Commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival
Screening with Chinese and English subtitles
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