Film Title

The Key Chain
Director: Chan Wai-man


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2010
Duration 30’ 00”
Colour Colour
Language Cantonese and Urdu with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Without a key chain, the keys are scattered on the floor and under the bed. Bilal, a young Indian boy, makes a paper key chain for his father but it soon falls apart. He wants to make one with metal, but he doesn't know much English and cannot ask around. A kind fruit hawker gives him an orange, which Bilal uses to exchange for a metal ring from an old lady who sells scraps for a living. With a style that reminds one of an Iranian children's film, The Key Chain is a delightful adventure in a sunny Yau Ma Tei.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

“"HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS" by sponsoring local talents to attend international film festivals and first-class cultural events, they will be introduced to global audiences and to engage in rewarding exchanges. That's true and very useful, because you can learn quite a lot on this journey. For example, we were attending a kid's workshop. According to a piece of Hong Kong pictures, Polish children use some styrofoam to rebuild up a Hong Kong. At the end, they felt the building density is too high, how the people can walk into it? So they made a cable car to transfer people to the city. It's creative and amazing, we can learn not only by watching movies, also by communication. See the world, you can feel the difference with others people, after you will find that you are growing up. NAE, thank you very much. I enjoy the trip!”

— Shared by Chan Wai-man, director of The Key Chain, after attending 7th Five Flavours Film Festival in Poland, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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