Film Title

Broken Dreams Club
Director: Tsang Pak-hung


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2017
Duration 22'46''
Colour colour
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Woody, an average salaryman, is invited to go to Broken Dream Club every Thursday by his superior Michael. The club is a social meeting held for those who suffer from depression and are unable to fulfill their dream. Led by a bewitching therapist Lily, Woody encounters a group of eccentric people, for example, a football enthusiast who lost his legs, and of course, Michael, a single dad who raised his daughter only to lose her in a car accident. Woody finds it confusing whether to take a role as an outsider or to seek for relief like everyone else. The film constantly makes use of Brechtian effect to explore the interior of each character.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

"This year, Golden Harvard Awards & Short Film Festival focused on the existentialism of directors. Being as the most well-known and biggest short film festival in Taiwan, the Festival has a wider reach of audience and a well-prepared schedule comparing to other festivals that I have attended before. I have met a well-known producer in the festival who is interested in helping non-Taiwanese directors shoot film in Taiwan. Maybe in the near future, I could have collaboration with her. I am very grateful that NAE project does exist. I might not be able to go there without this project. The flight tickets and the accommodation to Taiwan might not cost much, but NAE gave me the chance and allowance, allowing me enjoy the trip, feel the vibe of Taiwan and talk to the locals as much as I can."

— Shared by Tsang Pak-hung, director of Broken Dream Club after attending Golden Harvest Awards & Short Film Festival 2017 in Taiwan, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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