Conducted in English
The panel will focus on the two established editors’ creative philosophy. Hosted by director Jun Li and joined by sound designer Cyrus Tang from Hong Kong, the filmmakers will discuss the importance of post-production in independent films and share their experiences of working with established and rising directors from different countries.
Matthieu LACLAU is a French editor who has been working in China since 2008. He studied Film Theory in Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle and received his Master’s degree in 2008. In 2013, he won the Golden Horse Best Editing for A Touch of Sin directed by Jia Zhangke and in 2017, the American Chlotrudis Awards Best Editing for Mountains May Depart directed by Jia Zhangke. He edited both feature films and documentaries, and often collaborates with young filmmakers. Recently, he edited Still Tomorrow by Fan Jian, Dragonfly Eyes by Xu Bing, Ash Is Purest White by Jia Zhangke, The Crossing by Bai Xue and A First Farewell by Wang Lina. In 2019, he completed the editing of two feature films selected in the Official Selection of the Cannes FF: The Wild Goose Lake directed by Diao Yinan (Competition), Nina Wu directed by Midi Z (Un Certain Regard) In 2020, he’s nominated for the Taipei Film Awards best editor for his work on Nina Wu and finished the editing of The Best Is Yet to Come, both selected in Venice FF (Orizzonti) and TIFF.
Active in both independent and mainstream cinema, adept Thai film editor Lee Chatametikool is a long-time collaborator with Palme d’Or-winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. His notable works include Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Ten Years Thailand under the “Ten Years International Project” and Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai’s So Long, My Son, among others. In 2010, Lee Chatametikool founded his co-production company, White Light Post, and in 2013, made his directorial debut, Concrete Clouds. He was also the post-production manager in Call Me By Your Name. In recent years, Lee Chatametikool is devoted to supporting and collaborating with young filmmakers across Southeast Asia, and is the editor of films like Looking for Kafka from Taiwan, Nakorn-Sawan from Thailand, the Singaporean feature film Pop Aye, Ròm from Vietnam and many more.
Cyrus TANG is a sound designer from Hong Kong. He has collaborated with numerous local and Asian emerging independent filmmakers in recent years. His main works including WONG Chun’s debut feature Mad World (2016), was selected and awarded in various film festivals worldwide; CHAN Ka Keong’s debut feature Passing Rain (2017), premiered in IFFAMACAO; Takuya MISAWA’s second feature The Murders of Oiso (2019), sponsored by Asian Cinema Fund and premiered in Busan IFF; KWOK Zune’s latest short film Night is Young (2020), won the SOUTH Award at South Taiwan FF and the Best Live Action Short Film at Golden Horse Awards. He is currently working on Jun LI’s second feature Drifting.
Jun LI is a Hong Kong film director. His short film Liu Yang He (2017) won the Best Film and Best Director Award at Fresh Wave ISFF, and My World (2018) was nominated for the Best Live Action Short Film at Golden Horse Awards, and won the Silver Award at ifva Awards. His feature debut Tracey (2018), premiered at the Tokyo IFF, and he was nominated for the Best Screenplay and the Best New Director at Hong Kong Film Awards. His second feature Drifting is selected at the 50th IFF Rotterdam.