Finding My Way: Hong Kong Female Directors
Being young should be lively and fun, but in this bustling period, war and violence are happening every minute in different corners of the world. This programme attempts to understand young female directors from Hong Kong by looking through their lenses. Will they come to terms with the current situation? Or will they resist until their wishes come true?
Q&A with guest curators Karen CHEUNG and Kiki HO
Dark Room 菲與林明
WONG Ka Ki | 2019 | 23′ | Hong Kong
Fei works at a film processing shop and likes to daydream. One night, while Fei is filming on the street, she has a dreamlike encounter with a cow, which leads her to Ming, a traveller from Taipei. The duo set off to explore the sleepless city, hoping to see the cow once again.
Erica KWOK | 2022 | 29′ | Hong Kong
Yumi and her record store co-worker are experiencing the existential dread of turning 27 years old, the age that many Western rock stars pass away. Between daydreaming and questioning their life’s direction, the two supervise the record store and its quirky cast of customers, getting up to their own shenanigans in the process.
Lykke Til 祝君安好
Bobby YU Shuk-pui | 2023 | 30′ | Hong Kong, Norway
A story about settling and struggling in a foreign land. Ann is a young Hong Kong migrant in Norway. Facing different issues like visa, employment, cultural differences, racism, and a difficult situation with her partner, Ann tries to make the right decision for herself and reclaim her life.
My Dear Son
Lilian FU 2022 | 9′ | United Kingdom, Hong Kong
In a capitalist city, a woman gives birth to a cat son. Born as a non-human, the mother tries her best to change him. However, the journey to educate her son brings back something she has forgotten a long time ago.