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To Absent Friends
Director: Or Wai-lam

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2015
Duration 19’53”
Colour Color
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis A phone call takes two young men a trip down the memory lane. Two boys and one girl, a classic teenage love triangle. Being best friends, Chung has always been the humble guardian angel for the young couple Yao and Shan. “My virginity will only be dedicated to the one I love” is the motto of Chung. The three remains close friends when they grow up, until the death of Shan breaks the harmonious relationship among them.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit


“The main focus of this Festival is that it has gathered more than 2500 short films all around the world in a year, which had provided a comfortable area to allow all the short filmmakers to discuss our work with each other. I met some short film producers during the festival. We exchanged e-mail to keep in touch. The amazing part is that we even discuss films via e-mail during and after the festival. NAE does provide a huge opportunity to make us the filmmakers connect with the real film industry and it surely is a platform which can broaden filmmakers' horizons. Having the chance to meet different film directors in different countries is already an amazing experience. I would love to attend more and more film festivals if I have chance.

Shared by Or Wai-lam, director of To Absent Friends, after attending the Short Film Palme d-or & Short Film Corner – 69th Festival de Cannes in France.

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