ifva Carnival: “NEW ACTION EXPRESS” Short Film Highlights

We all have unexpected encounters, or unexpected experiences brought by encounters. Five short films about different encounters, five different stories about the unexpected: Through The Looking Glass (Hung Tsz-ching Michelle), ALOHA (Chan Siu-kuen Oliver), MOKSHA (Kwok Hon-fan Jeff), See You Once Again (Jane Leung) and Goldberg Variations (Jolyon Cheung). The creators of these five titles have all received subsidy from HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) to bring their works overseas for film festivals. The NAE is organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and sponsored by Create Hong Kong of the HKSAR Government.

Encounter the Unexpected
Date: 25 Sep 2016
Time: 18:00
Duration: 74’
Venue: ifva Carnival, Event Space of Hong Kong Observation Wheel, Central (Free Admission)

Through The Looking Glass
Hung Tsz-ching Michelle

Inspired by the sequel of Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass portrays the seventeen-year old Alice falls into the other side of the mirror world, after following the rabbit to its hole at school. Since then, weird incidents occur…
Chan Siu-kuen Oliver

Kandy had a fight with her boyfriend and decided to change her phone number for good. Ever since then, every night at three o’clock, a kid calls her and brings her nightmares... So, what is the mysterious story behind this number, the little boy, and Kandy?
Kwok Hon-fan Jeff

In September 2014, a pro-democracy movement, Umbrella Movement, broke out in Hong Kong, asking for western democracy from Communist China. This film captures different kinds of people involved in this revolution that was deemed impossible to succeed. They will be remembered in history as such.
See You Once Again
Jane Leung

It was the time when thousands of families left Hong Kong to look for a ‘better future’. After almost 20 years of separation, here comes the reunion dinner for a father and his daughter. The awkward distance between the two make them seem like strangers, but deep in their hearts hide their missing for each other. Memories intertwined with the present, both of them know that what really matters is your beloved ones are all well.
Goldberg Variations
Jolyon Cheung

Music is the common language that draws people together. Johann Bach’s Goldberg Variations brings the two lonely and unrelated people in the film - an inconspicuous mid-aged man Joe and a once popular actress Shu closer. A subtle and occasional encounter takes place in the remote country side where Joe is the night shift storekeeper and Shu goes to the area for shooting. When Joe plays this particular work of Bach, Shu is touched and shares with him her miserable life experiences. He feels that there is a bonding between them until he attempts to explore more into this illusive “relationship”.
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