Film Title

Even Ants Strive For Survival
Director: Ren Xia


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2017
Duration 20'00''
Colour B/W
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HDV
Synopsis This day, the Government introduced a Law that number going to replace the name of the citizens. Ma Er, the man who only petting ants at home suddenly got arrested for no reason. Ma was just getting up on the arrest, so he is very thirsty, but the police have asked him to truthfully tell everything of his life to get a cup of water to drink, the basic survival needs to become a forensic wrestling. After one night, Ma was released for lack of evidence, he did not know from the end of what he committed, he only knows from today, his name has been replaced as a serial of number.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

"Hong Kong Short Film: New Action Express (NAE) is a programme that really takes action to let young filmmakers in Hong Kong jump out the carp gate.
Through this opportunity to go to a different country and communicate with different people, I get to know more about myself and improve my works in the future. NAE really helps and gives me strength to keep on the track to making films! As the festival I took part in mainly focuses on Hong Kong movies, I had the chance to meet several veteran Hong Kong filmmakers including Fruit Chan, Herman Yau and Eric Tsang Chi Wai, and exchange ideas with them. I look forward to working with them in the future."

— Shared by Ren Xia, director of Even Ants Strife For Survival after attending Udine Far East Film Festival 2017 in Italy, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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