Open Category Finalist Showcase


Szeto Ka-wing

Col / 26' 35"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Primary school teacher Siu-nan returns to work for the first day. New immigrant Hung works at a nursing home. Taxi driver Wong separates from his family. Three unrelated persons are linked up by a girl who they have never met with before.

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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

Halpe paupera is a unique subspecies found in Hong Kong. It was named after its obscure appearance, symbolising “poverty and misery”. There are a number of people living in Hong Kong who are similar to Halpe paupera, unassuming and quiet. They prefer to remain silent and become an accomplice of the tragedy. Yet, what is the reason behind that let them make this choice? As bystanders, is there any way for them to take a step forward? After all, remaining silent is the cause of another social tragedy.