Director: Lai Yan-chi Mo
HD/ Hong Kong/ Col/ 2010/ 15', 30', 35'/ In Cantonese with English subtitles / Drama(Fiction)



A multi-layered story told spontaneously in a natural and simple manner.

A story between a grandpa and his granddaughter, their home will be cleared out by the government for the sake of constructing a railway route right through their village.


About the Director

Lai Yan-chi Mo, a Post-80s born and grew up in Hong Kong, loves trees, the sea and arts. Mo graduated in from the School of Cinema and Television of the Hong Kong Baptist University with excellent results for her with Bachelor Degree and earned her Master in Cultural Studies in from Lingnan University, she also earned the Master in Theatre from the University of Leeds in the U.K. studying Master in Theatre.


Festival / Screening History and Award Record (excerpt)

  • Gold Award, Open Category, 17th ifva Awards, Hong Kong
  • Official Selection, FESANCOR Chilean International Short Film Festival of Santiago 2011, Chile
  • Finalist, International Competition (Fiction up to 70 mins), Mumbai International Film Festival 2012, India
  • Official Selection, 30th Vancouver International Film Festival , Canada
  • Best Film Award, Local Competition Open Division & Fresh Wave Grand Award, Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival 2010, Hong Kong



Only Long Hair, Not Only Ernesto Che Guevara (2005 / Hong Kong)
Whorehouse (2004 / Hong Kong)
Dummy Teacher (2004 / Hong Kong)




Remarks shared after Festival visit

“Reaching diverse places for exchanges is incredibly essential for a filmmaker. We can widen our prospect by this. Hong Kong Short Film: New Action Express can be deemed as our blessing in this sense.” — Shared by Lai Yan-chi Mo, director of 1+1, after attending the 30th Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada and FESANCOR Chilean International Short Film Festival of Santiago 2011 in Spain, under the sponsership of NAE.




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