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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Chan Tze-woon

Writer and director CHAN Tze-woon (1987) pursued a Film Production Master of Fine Arts at Baptist University, Hong Kong after obtaining a degree in Policy Studies. His first two works,​ The Aqueous Truth​ (2013) and Being Rain: Representation and Will​ (2014), play with a conspiring plot and mockumentary form in portraying Hong Kong’s political climate. Chan explored Hong Kong’s fraught relationship with mainland China in his documentary Yellowing (2016). The film won the Ogawa Shinsuke Award at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, was nominated for Best Documentary at Taipei Golden Horse Film Awards, and was a qualifier for Best Documentary Feature for Academy Awards. Blue Island (2022), explores the socio-political upheaval during and after the protests in Hong Kong in 2019.


(all doc) ​The Aqueous Truth (2013, short), Being Rain: Representation and Will (2014, short), Yellowing (2016), Blue Island (2022)

Chan Tze-woon at IFFR

  • Yellowing

    An artful document of ‘the real’, centred on portraits of students who organised a temporary cooperative and communitarian Hong Kong.

    • Ordinary Heroes: Made in Hong Kong