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若男
Conditioned
Director: Chan Kam-hei

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2015
Duration 24'14
Colour Color
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis In order to fulfill the expectation of her mom and her grandpa, Nam is raised as a boy since she was born. She dresses like a boy every day before going to school, gets changed back to a girl’s uniform, and puts on a boy’s outfit before heading home. Her hysterical mom anticipates the return of her husband, which is a dream never come true. Nam finds her only shelter at her childhood friend Yeung’s house, a place where she can finally be herself, i.e. doing laundry for her underwear. But her life changes on the day when Yeung disappears.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit


This was my first time attending a film festival outside Hong Kong. I found that the audiences in United Kingdom were curious about the difficulties in Hong Kong that short film production has been encountering. After the Q&A section, an audience came forward and shared that he enjoyed my film quite much. Although he could not fully understand the culture of walled village in Hong Kong, he was impressed by the strong female character inside my film. His words made my trip so meaningful. This is actually quite exciting to know that my work can touch the heart of an audience across the language and cultural barriers.

—Shared by Chan Kam-hei, director of Conditioned, after attending the 6th Chinese Visual Festival in United Kingdom.

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