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Liu Yang He
Director: Jun Li

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2016
Duration 25'00''
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese with English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Liu Yang He, a landmark in Hunan province, is not only the film’s original title but also a well-known Communist folk song in China. It was written during the Agrarian Reform that precedes the Cultural Revolution. Youngsters were sent to farmlands and factories to experience intense labour. They sang to praise Chairman Mao. Kah-kah (Rain Lau) was permanently injured in an industrial accident during that time. When Kah-kah meets this amputated client (Ko Hon-man), they feel sympathy with each other and turn this sympathy into a possibility of love as if they were flowing into a river of no return. Here, Rain Lau’s sophisticated performance resembles her award-winning role in Queen of Temple Street (1990).
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Remarks shared after Festival visit


“The festival has a clear focus - Asian films which I think is a very good one. As Poland is in the middle between West and East, it is interesting to have this area of focus. I enjoyed meeting people and joining the tours organised by the festival. Touching the real film wheel of Kieslowski at the Lodz Film School was an amazing experience for me. And I saw my first Bhutan movie in this festival too. The authorities there are quite supportive to short film. I can see advertisements of the festival everywhere in the city including MTR platforms, museums and restaurants. That is very different to Hong Kong. They also organised a public forum on Hong Kong Cinema and it is my honour to become one of the speakers. Different Hong Kong filmmakers of different generations and background shared about their views on history, practice and future of Hong Kong Cinema. “


— Shared by Jun Li, director of Liu Yang He after attending 11th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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