Film Title

Silent Sky
Director: Tang Leong-fai


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2017
Duration 24'50''
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HDV
Synopsis Tin Long, a 17-year-old boy, suffers a heavy blow after his best friend Chi Hong’s suicide for no reason. He can hardly accept nor understand it, yet school life carries on. Under the warmest sunlight bury the deepest sadness and loneliness. Putting together the fragments of the bygones which have been neglected before, the truth of Chi Hong’s suicide gradually surfaces. Understanding the sorrow and desperation from which his best friend has been suffering, how should Tin Long go his own way? On the edge of life or death, how would Tin Long survive in the cruel world? Would God give a helping hand? Who will listen to our purest hearts?
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

"From the Taiwanese work, I see their passion of film, care to people and critics to the society and these elements present a general culture and a sense of history to the audience. Besides, the new generation of the Taiwanese directors are facing and criticising the problem of Taiwan directly. We, the Hong Kong newcomer directors should learn from them and it is also one of the core values of Fresh Wave. I think the future Hong Kong filmmaker should not only focus on the mainland market, but also actively develop the Taiwan market and discover more possibility of creation."

—Shared by Poon Yin-tung Jessica, director of The Silent Sky, after attending Golden Harvest Awards in Taiwan, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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