Film Title

The Food Fascists
Director: Yip Man-hay


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2014
Duration 30'00
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Legendary chef Mo Yik-tin is notorious for turning animals into spectacular dishes – taste always rules over lives under the butcher’s knife. Mo’s perseverance on creating culinary dishes is respectful at the same time fearful, and that gives him the title “Food Fascist”.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

"The documentaries screened in the South Taiwan Film Festival is relatively good for reference. The style of the films is different from those made by Hong Kong filmmakers. The issues that they focused on are more complicated and they put a deeper focus on them. I did exchange ideas with the Taiwanese youths, and we discussed on how to strengthen the creative connections between Hong Kong and Taiwan. I am grateful that I could attend the festival in person and be awarded the “Humanitarian Award” by the festival. NAE is a kind of uncommon, non-commercial based funding for those independent creative film makers without supports from sponsors and strong financial background, to enable them to gain international exposures from overseas festivals. "

— Shared by Yip Man-hay, director of The Food Fascists, after attending South Taiwan Film Festival in Taiwan, under the sponsorship of NAE.

"Apart from attending the festival, the host of the festival had also invited me to attend a private screening about Taiwan’s student films, which had brought me to know more about the situation of Taiwan film students and their development. I exchanged contact with film students and directors from different universities of Taiwan. I have gained new inspirations from the trip. "

Shared by Yip Man-hay, director of The Food Fascists, after attending the 7th Kuan-Du Film Festival in Taiwan, under the sponsorship of NAE.

“Comparing to film festivals in Hong Kong, there were relatively more conversations between the organising committee of the festival and the artists during the Kaohsiung Film Festival. The genres of films are more diverse, and the technique of story-telling, rhythm and the use of camera are not limited to one form. In addition, there are less films which choose love as the main theme of the story. I have also observed that the short film programmes of the Taiwan film festivals and those in Hong Kong are facing similar problems - there are many short films which are of good quality, but there are not many audiences for them.”

— Shared by Yip Man-hay, director of The Food Fascists, after attending Kaohsiung Film Festival 2015 in Taiwan, under the sponsorship of NAE.

"On the film exchange basis, participating in the Five Flavours Film Festival is more to introduce my work to the audience, because many of the selected Asian films can actually be watched in Hong Kong. Many of which are actually Hong Kong productions with rather heavy Hong Kong-flavour. In addition, the festival had arranged us free guided tour by volunteers through the whole week, while the organiser also brought us to take part in the screenings at the most famous Film Academy Lodz School and the community of the underground social activists, in which we got the chance to watch the students’ works from the Lodz School. I found that in the production of funds and themes, the Polish film productions are more mature than the current Hong Kong ones. Perhaps it is because the organizer has a deep understanding on Hong Kong and its film productions and insights, our exchanges are more in-depth and interactive than that from those general film festivals.

— Shared by Yip Man-hay, director of The Food Fascists, after attending 9th Five Flavours Film Festival in Poland, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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