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Director: Lam Sum


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2012
Duration 30’ 00”
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Fish, an aspiring painter, leaves the safe haven of home and moves into a dwelling unit inside an industrial building. Carrying a mixed bag of ambivalence and possibilities, her new independence shares the upsides and downsides of a subsistence living in the enclave of artists and musicians, where the strains of life – dissatisfaction with the government and an ever-looming threat of eviction – are tempered by a healthy dose of optimism and humour. The habitat of Fish and co may not be the land of la dolce vita but it’s an oasis of dreams in a desert of reality, however transient and haphazard.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

“Through the support from NAE, I was given the opportunity to travel to Poland to attend the 9th Five Flavours film festival, which was an eye-opening experience for myself. The 9th Five Flavours film festival is mainly focusing on Asian cinema, and this year they held a program about "Focus on Hong Kong", in that they selected several movies to show, from some famous Hong Kong film directors, such as Johnnie To and Wong Kar Wai. It was great to me to have the opportunity to travel abroad, to live and to experience Polish culture and arts, and to learn the concept and philosophy on the film directing and producing by the filmmakers all around the world. As a young learner intending to pursue a career in creative media and film production, this journey definitely evoked and strengthened my ambition to create in the future. Thank you very much!”

— Shared by Lam Sum, director of Oasis, after attending 7th Five Flavours Film Festival in Poland, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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