New Voices from Hong Kong Students: The HongKongers 鄉‧港人 + Q&A (2019)

  • Drama, UK Premiere
  • 30min

UK Premiere


Available between April 6 - May 23.

Part of a curated section, “Hong Kong, Reimagined”.

Synopsis

With the Hong Kong protests in the background, a reluctant grandson accompanies his grandfather to China to protect their ancestral lands from being reclaimed.

Festivals & Awards

  • Hong Kong Independent Film Festival (2019) Official Selection
  • Golden Harvest Awards & Short Film Festival (2019) International Official Selection
  • San Diego Asian Film Festival (2019) Official Selection
  • Filmschool Fest Munich (2019) Official Selection

Curator’s Dialectic

“Recently, we have heard this word ‘HongKongers’ a lot in the news, it has become a favourite phrase by journalists who report on the Region. But what does it mean, exactly? This film invites us to explore this question through a story between two generations, the grandson and the grandfather. If you are interested in this topic, perhaps you should also catch another film which will be added to this programme soon - Echoes of the Rainbow. Both films talk about how the older generation of immigrants have been contributing to the Region”


About director Ian Lui Yee Pan

Ian graduated from the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2017. His directional work for graduation of Higher Diploma, Grandpa Online (2015) was shown at 1st Ground Up Student Film Festival, Jahorina Film Festival in Bosnia, Lublin Film Festival in Poland, Caminhos Film Festival in Portugal.

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Director

Ian Lui

Producer

Horatio Tsoi

Screenwriter

Ian Lui

Screenwriter

Renee Wong

Languages

Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, English Subtitles

Countries

Hong Kong SAR, China

Studio

Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Film

Bonus Content

Hong Kong Baptist University

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