The Life and Times of Ho Chung Village
Director: Tsang Tsui-shan
DV/ Hong Kong/ Col/ 2009/ 14'/ No dialogue and subtitles/ Experimental Documentary



The Life and Times of Ho Chung Village collects old photos of many families from Ho Chung Village. The pictures from the past travel through time, allowing the viewer to experience the flow of memories as time moves from right to left, finally settling before their eyes. The Life and Times of Ho Chung Village is a journey of time, of change, and of memories.


About the Director

Tsang Tsui-shan, graduated from the School of Film and TV of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, she majored in sound design in 2001. Tsang later earned a Master of Fine Arts in Media Design and Technology program of the City University of Hong Kong in 2005. Her works have been presented in countries such as Italy, Germany and Poland. Her first narrative short Lonely Planet has won the Silver Award at ifva in 2004. In 2006, she started to participate in the production of commercial films, such as Lust Caution, The Mummy 3, Strawberry Cliff etc., working as assistant director, location sound assistant and production co-ordinator. In the meantime, she continued to work on her independent films. She finished her second narrative short Où est la sortie? in 2007, upon a grant awarded by the Alliance Française in Hong Kong. She was invited in 2008 by CHATEAU de PADIES to be the featured artist in France for a month. In the same year, her first feature film Lovers On the Road has won the Best Drama Award of the 8th South Taiwan Film Festival. Tsang was awarded the Best New Director in the 31st Hong Kong Film Award and New Talent Award in the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2011 with her second feature film Big Blue Lake. Tsang is now the Production Director at River Vision Production.


Festival / Screening History and Award Record (excerpt)

  • 2012 (USA) Screening, No Trans-national – Liquid Borders and Empty Promises
  • 2012 (Taiwan) South Taiwan Film Festival
  • 2011 (Germany) Official Selection, Asian Film Festival Berlin
  • 2011 (Hong Kong) Official Selection, Chinese Documentary Festival
  • 2011 (Hong Kong) Special Mention, Open Category, 16th ifva Awards



  • 2011 Big Blue Lake
  • 2008 Lovers On the Road
  • 2007 Où est la sortie?
  • 2004 Lonely Planet


Remarks shared after Festival visit

"It is a very good that filmmakers can participate in different film festivals, so that they can keep their mind open and update on filmmaking knowledge through communicating with overseas directors and audience. And I hope that it can be a longer-term support not just run one year, as artists need long-term support in developing their skills." — Shared by Tsang Tsui-shan Jessey, director of The Life and Times of Ho Chung Village, after attending the Asian Film Festival Berlin 2011 in Germany, under the sponsorship of NAE.




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