Pauline Chan i(4 works by)
Born: Established: 1956
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Vietnam,
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Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Pauline Chan arrived in Australia via Hong Kong and the United States. Sent to high school in Hong Kong when she was sixteen, she found herself exiled there at the conclusion of the Vietnam War. Chan enrolled in drama school and became an actress in Hong Kong cinema. After studying film at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the United States, she moved to Australia and enrolled in the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) in Sydney. Two of her works The Space Between the Floor and the Door and Hang Up were shown at the Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature film, Traps, based on Kate Grenville's novel Dreamhouse was released in 1994.

Notes

  • Author writes in these languages:ENGLISH

Awards for Works

33 Postcards 2011 single work film/TV Sixteen-year-old Mei Mei has dreamt of meeting her Australian sponsor and pen-friend Dean Randall and his "perfect family" for ten years. When her orphanage travels to Australia to attend a choir festival, Mei Mei disobeys the school leader and sets out to find him, navigating unfamiliar streets with the help of Carl, the charismatic son of a dodgy car dealer. When she discovers that the idyllic life Dean depicted in his postcards is far from the truth, Mei Mei remains tenacious in her efforts to connect with him.' Source: http://sff.org.au/films-container/33-postcards/ (Sighted 08/06/2011)
2011 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Community Relations Commission Award
Traps 1993 single work film/TV romance

In 1950, English couple Louise and Michael arrive in French-occupied Indochina to cover a story on a rubber plantation. They stay as guests of the enigmatic plantation overseer Daniel and his beautiful yet difficult daughter Viola at their elegant, decaying villa amid a tropical jungle. Hoping that some time spent working in an exotic location will help reignite the passion in their floundering marriage, Michael and Louise instead find themselves unwittingly involved in the personal, sexual, and political tensions of their hosts. Daniel is desperate to hold onto a way of life no longer possible in a country struggling for independence, bringing him into conflict not only with his daughter but also with his adopted country.

1994 nomination Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted
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