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Wi Ding Ho - Cities of Last Things


Video Interview: Wi Ding Ho – Cities of Last Things

Video Interview: Wi Ding Ho – Cities of Last Things

A triptych that spans several generations and curiously moves backwards to present how we moved to a dangerous future, beautifully rendered in 35mm, Cities of Last Things is a crime romance that recalls of some of Wong Kar-wai’s work. Malaysia-born Ho Wi Ding digs into how one man, informed by the choices made by the women in his life, navigates in a world of crime and how a beating heart can easily turn glacial.

The Taiwan, China, USA, France co-production world premiered at TIFF and won the Platform section’s top prize, I was curious about how he broke away from more mainstream film items on this, his fifth feature and moved back into auteur type, how he went about embedding the science fiction elements, and the choice of shooting on film. I was pleased to sit down with the filmmaker during his quick visit at the Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Intl. Film Festival where his film was presented in the Hidden Dragons section.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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