DIRECTOR: JEVONS AU, KIWI CHOW, ZUNE KWOK, KA-LEUNG NG, FEI-PANG WONG
In this speculative fiction anthology, five young filmmakers—who faced harsh blowback for their participation in the project—imagine what Hong Kong will be like 10 years from the then-present day: that is, in 2025. The controversial “Self-Immolation” imagines an act of fearful, fatal sacrifice for home; “Dialect” sees a cabbie isolated by the elimination of Cantonese; and a tone of anxiety presides throughout. Running through each entry are the very concerns underlying the Umbrella Movement—a fear of the erasure of Hong Kong identity by Mainland influence, and anticipation of a dystopian future under the control state.
Introduced by Joy Ming King with a special video intro from director James Leong.