Spotlight on Mary Stephen
Highlighting the career of acclaimed film editor Mary Stephen, selected films edited by her will be screening as part of the Women in Film programme.
1428 by Du Haibin / China / 117 min / 2009
This documentary traces the devastating aftermath of the Great Sichuan Earthquake in 2008. The survivors struggle for basic necessities, salvaging scrap metal and pillaging abandoned homes while mourning their loved ones.
About Du Haibin:
Du Haibin is a graduate of
the Beijing Film Academy. His documentaries include Along the Railway, Beautiful
Man, Umbrella and 1428, which won the Orzzonti Prize for
Best Documentary at the Venice Film Festival.
About Mary Stephen:
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Mary Stephen studied Communication Arts in Montreal, Canada. She started making and editing her own films before making the acquaintance of French New Wave director Éric Rohmer, with whom she began a long and fruitful collaboration, editing his films right up to his death in 2010. In recent years, Mary has worked as editor on numerous Chinese and Hong Kong productions, including Li Yang’s Blind Mountain (2007), Fan Lixin’s documentary Last Train Home (2009), Ann Hui’s Headmaster (2014/2015), and Jessey Tsang’s documentary Flowing Stories (2014). She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.
About Women in Film
Women in Film features the voices and verve of women in an arena that has been traditionally dominated by men. In celebrating the achievements of women working in the film industry, this edition of the programme highlights the career of acclaimed film editor Mary Stephen alongside short and feature-length documentaries by women filmmakers.
Visit our website for information about the programme: objectifs.com.sg/womeninfilm2016