Open Category Finalist Showcase

Old Man And A Dog

Chan Hon-yan

Col / 29' 40"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

After being diagnosed with terminal cancerand feeling hopeless, solitary Old Chan wants to end his life. His grandson Ka-chun whom he hasn’t met for years brings him an abandoned old dog. The two meet at their final stage of life bringing warmth to each other. Although lives can’t be reversed, the old dog at least help Chan and Ka-chun to re-establish their long-lost relationship and leave some pleasant memories.

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Finalist Showcase Programme 1: 27/2 (Thu) | 7:30pm | Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre | Hong Kong | HK$ 65/40* | With after-screening discussion | Moderator: Nose Chan

Artist’s Statement

In the face of death we may feel desperate, but thinking about life and death will help us to establish our values and understand the meaning of life. A sense of powerlessness has permeated our society in recent years, which makes it even more important for us to think about and discuss these issues.