Film Title

I can't live without a dream
I can't live without a dream
Director: Chan Kin-long


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2013
Duration 29'55
Colour Color
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Pak-kiu works as a gaffer while waiting for his first break in front of the camera. An inviting target of ridicule, he remains unwavering that he will rise above the sordid realities of the glamorous world of film-making with his determination to be a proper actor rather than a star. So when he is offered a bit part as a cancer patient in a new film, he jumps at the chance to practise method acting, literally getting into his character and inhabiting him through claiming membership of a support group, which reunites him with an old classmate. However, the reunion, shrouded in a façade of altruistic motive, leaves him ill-prepared for a role in real life that is not so easily dismissed as a character in the script...
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

“Golden Harvest Film Festival is an indicative award which has received a high attention from Taiwan Film industry. Through screening short films and viewing by overseas audience, film makers can learn and support each other, explore new blood in the industry and nurture more talents.

The reaction of the audience was more passionate and welcoming than I have expected. This was something out of my expectation. They even discussed on the story with me after film screening. Moreover, the curator of the film festival and a group of Taiwan directors guided me to taste the food from Taiwan small food stalls after screening session. The whole trip was such a fruitful and pleasant one.”

— Shared by Chan Kin-long, director of I can’t live without a dream after attending 38th Golden Harvest Awards Film Festival in Taiwan, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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