Eddie Fong had scripted a total of one hundred hours of television drama and three feature films before he travelled to Europe in 1980. Upon his return he directed a number of award winning films including An Amorous Woman of the Tang Dynasty, Cherry Blossoms, Kawashima Yokisho (Official Selection, Venice 1990) and The Private Eye Blues (“Best Film”, Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards 1995). He began working with director Clara Law in 1987 as a writer and producer. They have collaborated on 12 features to date, among them the internationally acclaimed Autumn Moon, Temptation of a Monk, Floating Life, The Goddess of 1967, Letters to Ali, Like a Dream and Red Earth. Drifting Petals, a bold and experimental feature/essay film, is their latest venture, and is currently in the post-production phase.
Letters to Ali
Letters to Ali tells the story of an Australian family who starts up a correspondence with an Afghan boy seeking asylum in Australia. This boy is detained at Port Hedland and is unaccompanied by any relatives. The correspondence then becomes a quest on the part of the Australian family to visit Ali and take up his case for a visa. Clara Law follows the family on their journey across the continent, through the deserts from Melbourne in the southeast to Port Hedland in the northwest. The documentary also includes interviews with an activist, an ex-Immigration Minister and an ex-Prime Minister.
The Goddess of 1967
JM dreams of owning the legendary DS model from Citroën, so he contacts a potential seller and flies to Australia to close the deal. His contact doesn’t show up at the airport, so he decides to visit him at his house, only to find both him and his wife dead. He encounters BG, a young blind girl, at the scene guarding a small child. She tells him the dead man is not the owner of the car, but that she can take him to the real owner. JM agrees, and together they embark on a journey that will take them deep into the Australian outback.