Longing for something… | Hong Kong Short Films
29.4. | 20 Uhr
Hong Kong 2021 | 91 Minuten | Kurzfilmprogramm | Kantonesisch mit englischen Untertiteln | R: divere
“Longing for something…” is presented by “HK.kino.berlin”. What is „longing“? It’s the desire of craving something that is unattainable or distant. Especially after the mass migration wave in Hong Kong, we are longing for a connection, a sense of belonging, or a place that doesn’t exist. These films exemplify the artists‘ observation in depicting individuals‘ intimate physical relationships and emotional journeys through reconstructing memories.
1. POV (HK 2021 – 22 min – R: Heiwa Wong)
POV, literally stands for Point of View (a category of pornographic films), is a dance film concerning a duo relationship between two beings. Duo, in the context of dance, often implies that one takes the lead and the other follows (and their roles can be swapped or blurred). Taking the elements of erotic movements from sexual intercourse, POV displays the dynamics of a duo relationship in an exposed-but-obscure condition where chemistry can be observed. The tension (not necessarily intensive) between two beings interweaves with intimacy and forms a hard-to-precisely-describe relationship.
“Let’s have a duo, shall we?”
2. Memory Palace (HK 2020/2021 – 17 min – R: Dorothy Cheung)
Memory Palace is a moving image work exploring memories attached to the personal objects of ethnic Chinese people in Manchester. These objects tell extremely personal stories that reflect the complexity of living between two worlds and navigating multiple identities, not only as an ethnic Chinese person living in the UK, but also as an LGBTQ individual, senior citizen, adoptee, artist, or first-generation immigrant. The work challenges conventional understandings of the Chinese community, questioning what it means to be an ethnic Chinese individual in this city and highlighting the great spectrum of identities beyond nationality.
3. Tugging Diary (HK 2021 – 16 min – R: Yan Wai Yin)
Tugging Diary documents a footbridge in Hong Kong during the period of protest, rallies, and strikes. Both the internet and physical spaces act as critical communication platforms. Information circulates more widely and rapidly outside the mainstream media. These messages are continuously being altered, removed, renewed, or overlaid with other information.
4. B side (HK 2022 – 24 min – R: Yung Tsz Hong)
Ning is from Mainland China. She moved to Hong Kong to live with her local boyfriend. The sudden death of her boyfriend made her need to re-adjust to everything in life. The story travels through Ning’s thoughts and dreams, thinking about the relationship between people and the city as a stranger vision.
In Anwesenheit der Kuratorin Erica Kwok, mit anschließendem Gespräch!