“HONG KONG SHORT FILM: New Action Express” Online Short Film Selection: And Here Comes the Dawn

Living together in the same city, there are people walking to work or returning home from dusk till dawn, trying hard to make ends meet. Passing by numerous or breadwinners closely every day, their stories remain unknown to any of us.

HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS: And Here Comes the Dawn will be held online late-night and in the afternoon this weekend, featuring 5 local short films. The 5 shorts illustrate various ways of living in our city. People depicted may be ordinary, yet they strive to make a living in the city, just like you and me.

As summer nights go by so very slow, let’s get your laptops ready, and take a walk into their life stories. When the journey ends, here comes the dawn.

Ticketing and screening procedures:
1. Register on HKAC website
2. Confirmation emails will be sent out a day before the screening
3. The link and password to view the short films will be sent via email, 30 minutes before the screening time
4. The link and password will only be valid for 3 hours from the screening time
16 May 2020 23 May 2020
12am & 2pm 12am & 7pm
Venue: Online for a limited-time

Sister Kam
Lo Chun-yip

Hong Kong | 2013 | 23’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour

As you step into that restaurant, French music plays. The colour scheme is mainly red and black, and the décor has a slightly cultural flavour. You keep going to the bathroom next to the back entrance, and perhaps you’ll see the dishwashing woman. She is taking a nap standing, with her hands still in the plastic bucket—a scene more surreal than the restaurant itself. Her name is Sister Kam.
Call Me Mrs. Chan
Chan Hau-chun, Chui Chi-yin

Hong Kong | 2017 | 15’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour

Cleaner Mrs Chan works in a public housing estate to clear the garbage, 365 days a year except on the first day of the Chinese New Year. For the past ten years, her quiet dedication cleaning the building has brought her no respect, only back pain. She said people despised her job, but she carried on with it.
More than ice-cream Wong Kwong
Riley Leung

Hong Kong | 2011 | 13’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour

Uncle ice-cream, a 90 year-old man, who shares experience and shows his mental toughness to his customers every day. Presenting a spirit of old Hong Kong, is a role model for youths today.
Malinois Gaze
Ma Chi-hang

Hong Kong | 2014 | 25’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour

Security Guard presents on a boring duty repeatedly in a museum, in which exhibiting a creativity of human. He is standing in a white cube and starring at the absurd artwork. He is like a watch dog, Malinois, looking at everyone pass- by. A compliant stimulate his imagination, he was put to write a routine incident report in details. Therefore, a suppressed imagination explodes, like a running wild dog. The security is finally gazing through the wall to a free horizon.
Liu Yang He
Jun Li

Hong Kong | 2016 | 25’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour

Kah is a sent-down youth during the Cultural Revolution. She is permanently injured in an industrial accident. She married to Hong Kong and later became a sex worker. One day she meets an amputated client, whose family escaped from the Revolution when he was young. They are sympathetic towards each other.
Special thanks: Lo Chun-yip, Chan Hau-chun and Chui Chi-yin, Riley Leung, Ma Chi-hang, Jun Li and Fresh Wave Film Festival Limited
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