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五月的第一天
First of May
Director: Lam Chi-yu

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2016
Duration 21'36''
Colour B/W
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HDV
Synopsis What will you choose between relationship with your family or a house where you have been living for 50 years? Middle-aged son have chosen relationship; 75 year-old mother have chosen the opposite. The house witnesses her youthful past; the memories of Tap dancing with her beloved one. Tap dance and the floor cannot be departed; floor and the house cannot be split up and she is not able to leave the house.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit


"Film festivals do not only provide chances for me to exchange thoughts and ideas on life or careers with other directors, but also inspire and reenergize me for my upcoming film works. To me, every piece of work is life consuming for the sake of building connections with people around the world. When you walk into a film festivals, you will see the people you try to build connection with. Your work may not be able to affect their important decisions in life, however, you have at least pulled them closer to yourself by sharing your thoughts with them. Besides, I am so pleased to meet a Hong Kong film producer there and he shared his experience to me which helped me improve my work. I talked to myself after this film festival, I will keep walking my path of film making and won’t give up easily."


— Shared by Lam Chi-yu, director of First of may after attending Udine Far East Film Festival 2017 in Italy, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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