Film Title

Beautiful Life
Director: Chan Ho-lun Fredie


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2013
Duration 25’ 10”
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese, English and Indonesian with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama (Fiction)
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Yayang is an Indonesian girl who came to Hong Kong and work, dreaming to improve her quality of life in Indonesia someday. Yet, she is hired as domestic helper by a grassroots family that has unstable financial status. Despite the fact that Yayang is underpaid by her employer, close bond is developed between her and the family. This makes Yayang faces the dilemma of staying or quitting this job for a better salary. Would beautiful life still remain a dream for her?
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

“Audience in Taipei is much interested in and curious about the subject of my film as they have not seen anything alike before from a Hong Kong director, a film that depicts the issue of Indonesian domestic helpers in Hong Kong. Attending directors from Mainland and Taiwan at the forum have also responded very well to the film, bringing out all sorts of view points and insights. NAE is an incredible scheme. I hope that it will continue supporting local directors in promoting their work overseas in the future.”

— Shared by Fredie Chan, director of Beautiful Life, after attending the New Taipei City Film Festival in 2013, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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