22nd ifva Festival: NEW ACTION EXPRESS Short Film Highlights

Four award-winning local titles, being sponsored by CreateHK under NAE, participated in different international film festivals this year. They were brought back to the local platform for their first free screening at the 22nd ifva Festival. The audience had an enjoyable evening by getting a taste of suspense, tenderness, emptiness, fantasy and excitements from the four brilliant works.

Date: 19 March 2017
Time: 4:30pm
Duration: 83’
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema (Free admission, with after-screening discussion)

Malinois Gaze
Ma Chi-hang

2014 / Col / 25’ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English Subtitles
Security Guard is standing in a white cube and starring at the absurd artwork. He is like a watch dog, Malinois, looking at every pass- by. A compliant stimulates his imagination, and puts him to write a routine incident report in detail. The suppressed imagination explodes, and the guard’s gaze finally breaks through the wall to reach a free horizon.
Your Ring No Longer Fit My Hand
Tong Kwok-ching

2015 / Col / 7’22” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Love, is to get along. Sweetness, is in line with each other’s wayward behaviour. A girl finds that the handmade ring from her boyfriend no longer fits her finger. She believes that it is because she has put on some weight, so she is determined to be on diet. In the meantime, she insists her boyfriend to join her…
Au Revoir
Siu Man-hok

2015 / Col / 20’17” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
The sudden death of Uncle Fan was caused by a bowl of soybean pudding. He is desperate to know the truth about the affair of his wife. Eventually he is brought back to the pieces of memory that entangles among two boys and a girl, on fighting for their pride through a slingshot battle against the boss of students.
I can’t live without a dream
Chan Kin-long

2013 / Col / 29’55” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Pak-kiu works as a gaffer while waiting for his first breakthrough in front of the camera. One day he is offered a role as a cancer patient. Desperate to practise method acting, he joins a patient support group, which reunites him with an old classmate. The reunion, shrouded in a façade of altruistic motive, leaves him ill-prepared with an unprepared future.
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