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The Tide
Director: Yim Sheung-man Sean

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2013
Duration 30’ 00”
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama (Fiction)
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Contrary to its name, this Hong Kong underground band, Against the Tide, is exhausted, after several years of floating ups and downs. They would have made it, if their vocal hasn’t forsake good for the sake of gold. From then on, they have to work in other fields for living. Leaving the band room located in Kwun Tong abandoned industrial area with dust, the band is literally dissolved. Not until the landlord of the building decided to sell it and ask them to move out, do they resemble again. In a predicament of life, they are both stricken physically or financially. It is impossible for them to play in the farewell show, let alone to play together afterwards. They leave with a veil of hopelessness and disappointment, because music is their life no more, and there will be no more music in their life. Nevertheless, at the night of the show, the beat that their heart skipped rang out…
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Remarks shared after Festival


“This year’s Udine Far East Film
Festival is featuring HK films. Comparing to other Asian countries, more than
10 HK films were selected for screening, which is a comparatively high
proportion. The conference and sharing sessions were mainly focusing on Hong
Kong as well.. [More]
“This year’s Udine Far East Film
Festival is featuring HK films. Comparing to other Asian countries, more than
10 HK films were selected for screening, which is a comparatively high
proportion. The conference and sharing sessions were mainly focusing on Hong
Kong as well. As per my observation, the relationship between local curators
and HK participants are closer. It’s hard to imagine before, though
eye-opening, that there is a district of people maniac for HK films.”

— Shared by Yim Sheung-man, director of The
Tide after attending 16th Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy, under the
sponsorship of NAE.
“Comparing to the films in
Hong Kong, other countries can have much better productions. The culture and
resources of their film schools are richer than that in HK. I am glad to have
participated in this festival, which acts as a mirror for us to recognize our
ability, so that we can practise and catch up, or even do better than them.. [More]
“Comparing to the films in
Hong Kong, other countries can have much better productions. The culture and
resources of their film schools are richer than that in HK. I am glad to have
participated in this festival, which acts as a mirror for us to recognize our
ability, so that we can practise and catch up, or even do better than them.”


— Shared by Yim Sheung-man, director of The
Tide after attending 16th Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival in Israel, under
the sponsorship of NAE.

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