Animation Category Finalist

Behind the Schoolbag

Ho Chu-yu

Col / 9' 30" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Behind the Schoolbag is a story about salvation of oneself. Shun has experienced painful days during his youth, so he deliberately keeps a distance from others. Living a stressful life, people nowadays is easy to suffer from all sorts of mental illness. Only through self-therapy can one live a life at present.

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Finalist Showcase: 5/3 (Sat) | 1:00pm | agnès b. CINEMA | DCP | 87’ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion

Artist’s Statement

We do lots of things in our daily life, but would seldom ask ourselves why we are doing this and that. Shun always thought his “schoolbag” is empowered to protect him just like the AT field from Neon Genesis Evangelion. It takes him some time to realise that schoolbag is the wall that he builds to distant himself from others.