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愛麗斯鏡中奇遇
Through The Looking Glass
Director: Hung Tsz-ching

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2014
Duration 15'30
Colour Color
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Inspired by the sequel of Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass portrays the seventeen-year old Alice falls into the other side of the mirror world, after following the rabbit to its hole at school. Since then, weird incidents occur…
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Remarks shared after Festival visit


I’m a fan of horror and fantastic movies. That’s why I want to make my own version of the sequel of « Alice in wonderland». I named the girl Alice. It’s a fun story but makes the audience chilled, and I hope when they look at the mirror alone, they will think about my short film and their reflection coming alive.

This short film belongs to one of my school projects. I was very surprised and excited when I’ve learnt that I’ve been chosen to attend Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival and market. I’m really thankful for festival invitation. I haven’t expected that a local awarded short film can lead me to France and bring me so many opportunities.

Once in Clermont Ferrand, I’ve realised that short films were really important. Not only for film academy students, but also for professionals. Many professionals are dedicated their life to make great short films and they are really proud of being a short film director. The audience is really respectful and really appreciate short film productions. It’s hard to make an intensive and impactful story in only 30 minutes or even less. For French people, a good short film can be as powerful as Picasso’s or Beethoven’s masterpiece, it’s a therapy to heal people. While in Hong Kong, once graduated from film academy school, most of the students give up producing short films. As for the audience, they are looking for something more entertaining and prefer to watch movies to kill time.

One of my favorite Fresh New Wave director, Agnes VARDA, came to the short film festival. I’m so glad that we did meet many iconic directors and professionals at any time during this event. They cheered us a lot and gave us precious advises.

Lately, I wrote another horror script. I’m applying for the biggest short film festival in Hong Kong and I’m still waiting for the results. Thanks to this trip financed by NAE, I’ve learnt that in France, there are several film festivals exclusively dedicated to fantastic and horror category, for example: Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival. Even in 2010, the theme of Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market was zombie. It’s wonderful to see in France, the film industry provides many opportunities to filmmakers and fan of horror category, and they can promote themselves in a very professional way.

— Shared by Hung Tsz-ching Michelle, director of Through the Looking Glass after attending Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival & Market 2016 in France, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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