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Director: Ho Chung-ken

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2018
Duration 30'
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HDV
Synopsis Acting is not always a life of glamour and excitement, and is often filled with sweat and tears. Devoted actor Gus is crushed when he fails to cry on cue. As self-doubt sinks in, he hears that his father has suffered a sunstroke. He decides to help at his father’s company and cast his dream aside. When his friend Mo offers him a role in a new film, he declines but not before Mo shoves him the script. When he starts to read the script at night, he is amazed to find that the plot is identical to the events around him. In the realm of a dream-like script or a script-like dream, Gus ponders his life as an actor and finds his own direction.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit


"NAE allows the local aspiring filmmakers to have the opportunity to contact different filmmakers and audience in various countries and this experience is important for us to begin our career. During the journey, we had the chance to acquaint with other filmmakers from around the world and learned from their experience of how they developed their career. It was also a valuable experience to show our works to the international audience. It allowed us to understand and learn how the international audience think about our works which was helpful to our future films making. Besides, we were delighted that there were positive and passionate feedbacks from the audience. It was a great motivation to our career."


— Shared by Ho Chung Ken Jackie, director of Fires after attending the Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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