FILM DIRECTOR • SCREENWRITER
Flora Lau (劉韻文) is an independent filmmaker born and raised in Hong Kong. She graduated from Columbia University in New York with Economics and Mathematic majors, and proceeded to follow her passion for film by attending the London Film School thereafter. Her first feature film "BENDS" (過界) had its world premiere at Festival de Cannes in the Un Certain Regard Selection in 2013. The film screened at 30 festivals thereafter.
Prior to directing "BENDS", Flora received critical acclaim for her socially conscious short films, "Dry Rain", an examination of the lives of domestic workers and their second class citizen status in Hong Kong, and "Start from Zero", an exploration of the aforementioned city's final decade under British rule. Flora continued to delve into the social issues of her hometown with the short film, "I AM HONG KONG", which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015.
In addition to her poignant film making, Flora also works alongside companies and brands such as Vogue, Armani, LVMH brand "Fresh" and more, to produce promotional short films.
BENDS, 90 min, 2013
Festival de Cannes, Un Certain Regard
Toronto International Film festival
Busan International Film festival
BFI London International Film Festival
Sao Paolo International Film Festival
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival