Chinese Independent Filmmaking Fundraising Project Short Film Program
Ying E Chi Presented

22/1 (Tue) 7:30pm & 27/1 (Sun) 7:30pm, agnès b. CINEMA
*Followed by Seminar on 27/1 (Sun)


*27/1 (Sun) Screening Full House


All along the Way

Hong Kong / 2012 / Color / 20min
In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Director : Lam Sum

When the colors of the street seem fading, vitality of the city seems weakening, rhythm of people’s life seems confusing...... There is still a bunch of young people, who are trying to confront the brutal facts of reality, to safeguard the kind of lifestyle they want to live. This is a fable from industrial building.

Director’s Biography

Lam Sum
was born in 1985. A Hongkongese who loves movies, music and social activities. Graduated from the School of Film and TV, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, specializing in directing, he now works as an independent short film/documentary filmmaker.  His works focus mostly on social issues, including: “Beyond the Queen” (2007); “Night for Day” (2009); “Drifting” (2011); “Loft in the Air” (2012) and “Oasis” (2012).

Beautiful Life

Hong Kong / 2012 / Color / 25min
In Cantonese, English and Indonesian with Chinese and English subtitles
Director : Chan Ho Lun

Yayang is an Indonesian girl who came to Hong Kong and work, dreaming to improve her quality of life in Indonesia someday. Yet, she is hired as domestic helper by a grassroots family that has unstable financial status. Despite the fact that Yayang is underpaid by her employer, close bond is developed between her and the family. This makes Yayang faces the dilemma of staying or quitting this job for a better salary. Would beautiful life still remain a dream for her?

Director’s Biography

Chan Ho Lun
Born in 1983. Graduate of Cultural Studies in Lingnan University. He was a director of public and current affairs program in RTHK and started to work in the independent field from 2009. His independent works include “Media Digest on Anti-Express Rail Link Movement” (2009) and “Loft in the Air” (2012). “Beautiful Life” (2012) and “The way of Paddy” (2012) are his latest works.

Sister Kam

Hong Kong / 2012 / Color / 15min
In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Director : Lo Chun Yip

Entering the restaurant: a place that plays French music all day, in red and black color tone, with decoration in cultural and political style. With a few more steps towards the toilet beside the backdoor, you may discover a dish worker who falls asleep standing up while her hands are still in the large plastic tray. This scenery is way more surreal than the atmosphere inside the restaurant.

Her name is Kam Mui, who washes dishes here till midnight every day. Sometimes she has quarrel with the garbage worker, sometimes she shares little stories with others. One time she asks me to help her with the setting of mobile alarm clock, waking up at 5:30am from Monday to Sunday. At that point I realize with shock that this pattern will loop forever in her life. And this is the cycle of labor.

Director’s Biography

Lo Chun Yip
Born in 1986, is a 2011 graduate from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. From 2008 onwards, he has directed several short films, such as “deep in mind”, “21 years after”, “to be continued”. His latest work is “Days After n Coming”, which was the official selection of 2011-12 Hong Kong Independent Film Festival and The 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival.









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Chan Ho Lun
















Lo Chun Yip