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瑪蓮箂的凝視
Malinois Gaze
Director: Chan Ho-lun, Ma Chi-hang

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2014
Duration 25'00
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Security Guard presents on a boring duty repeatedly in a museum, in which exhibiting a creativity of human. He is standing in a white cube and starring at the absurd artwork. He is like a watch dog, Malinois, looking at everyone pass- by. A compliant stimulate his imagination, he was put to write a routine incident report in details. Therefore, a suppressed imagination explodes, like a running wild dog. The security is finally gazing through the wall to a free horizon.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit


After attending the festival, I realized that the independent short films in China are usually student's film or graduation film. Most of the directors set "feature movie" as the standard of career and try hard to seek amount of investment for their first start. This tradition is quite distinct when comparing to Hong Kong. Moreover, mentoring system in is popular in Chinese film industry. The success of the film depends on the stream of the director and their academic background. During the creative process, the involvement of the mentor is quite high, or maybe even more than the director himself. There is no such phenomenon in Hong Kong, in which independent filmmaker own comparatively more autonomy to speak for themselves.

— Shared by Ma Chi-hang, director of Malinois Gaze, after attending 12th China Independent Film Festival in China, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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