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.