Time to Say Goodbye (RTHK Programme Commissioning)
Director: Lee Kwok-wai
Hong Kong / Col / 2009/ 15'02”/ In Cantonese with English subtitles /  Animation



Robo and Bearer were a marvelous duo – together they repeated the routine task of corpse repairing, day after day. Yet, Bearer died in an accident one day and there left Robo and an empty house. For the first time, Robo saw scenes about itself in the memory of a deceased which sent Robo's judgment astray. This is a story about memories.


About the Director

Lee Kwok-wai graduated from the School of Film and Television of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, in video editing. Participated in different media production after graduation, such as advertising, documentary and television drama. From 2005, has been working as a video editor in QiQiHar International Limited.

Born in 1980, very much interested in animations and comics. Focused on post-production after graduation and started conceptualize animation during leisure time. After a year of production, Time to Say Goodbye was completed as the first masterpiece of animation.


Festival / Screening History and Award Record (excerpt)

  • 2012 (India) Finalist, International Competition (Animation), Mumbai International Film Festival
  • 2010 (Japan) First Prize (Hong Kong Region) & Encouragement Award, 11th TBS DigiCon6 Award
  • 2009 (Hong Kong) Hong Kong ICT Awards, Best Digital Entertainment (Animation) Silver Award, Best Digital Entertainment (Animation) Certificate of Merit: Directing, Story/Screening, 2D Animation and Best Entertainment Award



  • 2007 Voyage! Lantau Boy (Commissioned drama series of Radio Television Hong Kong)
  • 2006 Bike Diary (Single episode of drama series Salad Days of Radio Television Hong Kong)
  • 2006 Green Days (Single episode of drama series Salad Days of Radio Television Hong Kong)
  • 2006 Wasted


Remarks shared after Festival visit

“It’s an eye-wild-opened trip to attend a film festival of Mumbai. Even when you go travelling, hardly you can talk to so many filmmakers in India. They are nice, hard-working. It’s such a pride to share my animation with those passionate filmmakers at the other side of the Earth.”
 — Shared by Lee Kwok-wai, director of Time to Say Goodbye, after attending Mumbai International Film Festival 2012 in India, under the sponsorship of NAE.

(Photo from Mumbai International Film Festival Honepage)




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