Five short films by five young directors who were invited to imagine, in 2015, what their city might look like ten years later. Little did they know how prophetic this exercise in imaginative dystopian filmmaking would be.

Mainland gangsters collude with pro-China HK politicians to stage an assassination attempt, in order to provoke chaos and a police crackdown (life may have imitated fiction in the suspicious actual stabbing of a notoriously pro-China politician on 6/11/2019). Next is an exquisite essay about researchers archiving Hong Kong's disappearing material and human culture. A sad story of a HK cabbie who loses his job because he can't speak Mandarin is followed by a shocking tale of a self-immolating protestor. The final episode shows resurgent little HK 'red guards' rooting out shop products that seem too 'local'. Ten Years struggled to be released in Hong Kong, but won best film at the HK Film Awards in 2016.

Screenings

  • Thu 23 Jan LantarenVenster 5
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  • Fri 31 Jan Pathé 6
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Original title
Sap nin
Filmmaker
Jevons Au, Chow Kwun-wai, Kwok Zune, Ng Ka-leung, Wong Fei-pang
Country
Hong Kong
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
104’
Language
Cantonese
Producer
Jevons Au, Fun-Kei Chan, Andrew Choi, Man-Hin Kwan
Production Company
109G Studio, Breakthrough, Four Parts Production
Sales
Golden Scene Company Ltd.
Writer
Leung Pui-pui, Fean Chung, Wong Ching, Wong Fei-pang, Jevons Au, Ho Fung-lun, Chung Chui-yi, Lulu Yang, Chow Kwun-wai, Ng Ka-leung
Cinematography
Mike Mak, Lau Tsz-kin, Ho Chiu-yuen, Twinsen Ng
Editor
Wong Fei-pang, Gigi Li, Chow Kwun-wai, Ng Ka-leung
Sound Design
Bone Chan, Chan Ying-wai, Ng Ka-leung, Wong Chun Hoi
Music
Chun Hor, Daisuke Kashiwa, Herman Yip
Cast
Peter Chan, Wong Ching, Lau Ho-Chi, Leung Kin-ping, Liu Kai-chi, Brenda Chan, Catherine Chau