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About maohui

MaoHui Deng is currently a PhD student at the University of Manchester. His research is interested in the ways in which films about dementia can help further and/or complicate our understanding of time in cinema, gerontology and the wider society. His research interests include time and temporality; the representation of age on screen; childhood and cinema; memory; and the films of Federico Fellini. He is the postgraduate rep for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies. He wants to become a lecturer, hopefully. You can contact Mao at You can follow him on Twitter at @dengmaohui.

3rd Year

Today, I embark on the third year of my PhD, and also begin the seventh year of being at Manchester. For someone who spends almost every day thinking about ways to challenge/question the linear homogeneous time, I find myself (un)surprisingly … Continue reading

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Quick Update

I haven’t touched this for years now – but I promise I will soon! Just coming back here very quickly to share two short film annotations I wrote for Senses of Cinema. The first one is on Hirokazu Kore-eda’s I Wish: … Continue reading

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On Voting for Singapore Stories

I have been rather quiet amidst all the frenzy of the Golden Jubilee; not because I have nothing to say but because I choose not to say. Yet, amongst all the nostalgia, amongst all the reminiscence of a good old … Continue reading

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¡Viva! Weekender – New Mexican Cinema

HOME in Manchester recently curated a series of Mexican films as part of their ¡Viva! Spanish film festival. In its 21st year, the festival focuses on the celebration of contemporary Spanish and Latin American films. For the past 20 years, … Continue reading

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On Stuart Hall

I gave a testimonial to Stuart Hall at the 3rd British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) Conference. This testimonial was intended to segue into John Akomfrah’s brilliant The Stuart Hall Project (2013). Here’s what I said. ——– I first … Continue reading

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On Robert Holman

I am not ashamed to declare my love for Robert Holman: I wish more people would know about him. I always knew plays could effect a drastic change in the way I look at the world. When I first read … Continue reading

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On the Passing of Lee Kuan Yew

To mourn is to lose. To celebrate is to gain. To mourn or to celebrate is to move, to move backwards or forwards. We are constantly moving. We crawl, we walk, we jump, we run, we drive, and we fly. … Continue reading

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