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The Tide
Director: Yim Sheung-man Sean

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2013
Duration 30’ 00”
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama (Fiction)
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Contrary to its name, this Hong Kong underground band, Against the Tide, is exhausted, after several years of floating ups and downs. They would have made it, if their vocal hasn’t forsake good for the sake of gold. From then on, they have to work in other fields for living. Leaving the band room located in Kwun Tong abandoned industrial area with dust, the band is literally dissolved. Not until the landlord of the building decided to sell it and ask them to move out, do they resemble again. In a predicament of life, they are both stricken physically or financially. It is impossible for them to play in the farewell show, let alone to play together afterwards. They leave with a veil of hopelessness and disappointment, because music is their life no more, and there will be no more music in their life. Nevertheless, at the night of the show, the beat that their heart skipped rang out…
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Remarks shared after Festival visit


“This year’s Udine Far East Film Festival is featuring HK films. Comparing to other Asian countries, more than 10 HK films were selected for screening, which is a comparatively high proportion. The conference and sharing sessions were mainly focusing on Hong Kong as well. As per my observation, the relationship between local curators and HK participants are closer. It’s hard to imagine before, though eye-opening, that there is a district of people maniac for HK films.”

— Shared by Yim Sheung-man, director of The Tide after attending 16th Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy, under the sponsorship of NAE.

“Comparing to the films in Hong Kong, other countries can have much better productions. The culture and resources of their film schools are richer than that in HK. I am glad to have participated in this festival, which acts as a mirror for us to recognize our ability, so that we can practise and catch up, or even do better than them.”


— Shared by Yim Sheung-man, director of The Tide after attending 16th Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival in Israel, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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