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Ever wonder why some films are regarded as classic? Or watched a film that left you feeling puzzled?  In From Puzzle to Insight: Exploring the Depths of Iconic Films, students will explore a list of iconic classical films which has inspired generations of filmmakers and often challenge the viewers’ thoughts. Throughout this course, students will be equipped with the critical lens to approach these films. We will explore the techniques and themes utilized by the filmmakers. By the end of this course, students will have a deeper understanding of these films and a broader knowledge of the art of cinema.

Selected Films:
1. La Jetée (The Pier) (1962)
2. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
3. Taxi Driver (1976)
4. Play Time (1967

From Puzzle to Insight: Exploring the Depths of Iconic Films (March highlights)

  • Course Information

    Course Code:EEXC_7MAR2024A

    Discipline: Film & Television

    Tutor: Born Lo

    Teaching Medium: Cantonese

    Age Limit: 16 or above

  • Course Schedule

    Period: 7 March 2024 - 28 March 2024

    Day of week: Thursday

    Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

    Location: Online Teaching (Zoom)

    Number of Sessions: 4

  • Course Fee

    Regular fee: HK$ 1,000

  • Price Options

    A discount may be offered to the following applicants. Please enter coupon code when checkout.

    Early Bird Discount (10%)

    ( until 15 Jan 2024)

    [coupon code: EB2024]


    Senior citizen card holders (10%)

    [coupon code: SENIORCITIZEN]


    Holders of registration card for people with disabilities (10%)

    [coupon code: REGDISABLED]


    Full-time students (16 years old or above) (20%)

    [coupon code: FULLTIMESTUDENT]


    Card holders of Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers (10%)

    [coupon code: HKFEWMEM]


    The discount is only applicable to such card holders themselves. The card holders cannot enrol on behalf of other parties with the discount offers.


    EXCEL reserves the right to a final decision in case of any disputes.

  • Tutor's Profile

    Tutor: Born Lo

    Studied Architecture and always love Movies. 

    Born is a Film Historian and his article appeared on Sing Pao, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Hong Kong Economic Times, Film Bi-Weekly, City Magazine, initial Media, Ming Pao Century etc. He has been writing film critique for Ming Pao Sunday for more than 10 years, and taught schools such as HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity and HK Baptist University. He has also been a tutor in School of FTV, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts since 2010.

    Born is also a Registered Architect and HKIA Member. He started Architectural Design education in HKDI and worked in the Hong Kong Movie Industry before. His production design team won the Hong Kong Film Award and Taiwan Golden Horse Award.

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