Film Title

Lost Cemeteries
Director: Ho Ying-kuen


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2016
Duration 26'00''
Colour Colour & B/W
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HDV
Synopsis Tung and Yan, brothers from a single-parent family, solely rely on their mother who operates a store selling inceses in a wet market for living. After a year their mother has passed away, the government now implements a plan to demolish the public estates for redevelopment. The elder brother, Tung, decided to continue his mother's business before the market is completely vacanted, while Yan fled to Taiwan to study drama. The younger brother has never forgotten his mother and he is even not so willing to face up to the death of his mother. He decided to write a story happened in ruins of buildings: two monkeys who know how to speak met up for a discussion on whether they have a mother. One day, a documentary director came to the estate to interview residents. Being one of the interviewees, Tung was told that some neighbors did bump into his dead mother before.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

“This is my first cross-field work to combine different forms of art: documentary, theatrical play and fiction. In Lost Cemeteries I tried to explore the issues of life and death, truth and falsity, filial piety and conflicts between individual and society. At the festival, I was sitting beside groups of short film lovers and groups of creative artists, I can explore what the artists and audience expect, what the European market needs, and the popularity and trends of short films.”

— Shared by Ho Ying-Kuen, director of Lost Cemeteries after attending Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival & Market 2018 in France, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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