Available between April 6 - May 23.
Part of a curated section, “Hong Kong, Reimagined”.
The girl’s hair is tied in braids by her mother every morning. The rigorous woman believes the tighter the braids are, the tighter the mother-daughter bond is. So, the little girl lives with the achy, throbbing feeling from her scalp and tries to understand this painful love. Actually, there is a little fantasy in her mind which is never mentioned or carried out, until an accident happens…
Festivals & Awards
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” - Oscar Wilde
“If And I, And I, another student film selected for this section questions the role of motherhood (literally and symbolically), then Chop Chop certainly materialises this thinking with an act of haircutting. How may an overbearing mother impact on a child and her identity?
Tsang Yuk Lui received her Bachelor degree in Animation and Media Arts from the Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2019.
Cantonese, English Subtitles
Hong Kong SAR, China
Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Film