Film Title

Life on the Line
Director: Ashley Cheung


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2016
Duration 25'08''
Colour colour
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HDV
Synopsis What happens when one that who cannot face death, encounters the person that cannot face life? Nim Cheung is a phone operator at Suicide Prevention Hotline. One day, a suicidal call appears and the caller is the person responsible for her deepest fear, what would be her choice facing such dilemma?
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

"I'm much honored to have been involved in the festival, I really like the atmosphere and the independent film culture in Italy. It was also surprising to know that there are quite a lot of Italian audience that are familiar with Asian films. I even got to know some Italian die-hard fans towards Hong Kong films, which was very interesting. I met some Italian reporters, the organizers of this festival and also some of the Hong Kong directors who have their films screened. It was enriching and I got to learn about the passion of Italian people towards films. "

— Shared by Cheung Yin Kei, director of Life on the Line after attending the Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy, under the sponsorship of NAE.

"I'm really grateful to have NAE sponsoring my trip to Five Flavours Film Festival. Not only I could take part in the festival screening, I also got to know more about the Polish culture, and had exchange with filmmakers around the world. I can also tell the passion of Polish people for independent film by the massive crowded in the late night screening and the deep questions they asked. Moreover, I bumped into Roger Lee, who produced a lot of Ann Hui’s movies, and also some other filmmakers from countries like Japan and Bhutan. Through their sharing, I am able to know more about their culture in producing film. I'm happy that I got this chance from Freshwave, also got the funding from NAE to support me going to this trip. "

— Shared by Cheung Yin Kei, director of Life on the Line after attending the Five Flavours Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland under the sponsorship of NAE.

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