Screening is on, at 7pm Friday night of 14th April. Teaming up with Luo Hu Social Innovation Space, HK-PRD EcoCinema Festival is launching a six-month screening project, showing eco-film on the second Friday of each month, at Luo Hu Social Innovation Space. And for a fresh start we’ve chosen two films that may change your view on eco-film – Fried Glutinous Rice andWe Might as Well be Stranger. Directed by Herman Yau and Heiward Mak Hei-yan respectively, the two films are from the Quattro Hong Kong, the four films commissioned for the HKIFF’s first Short Film Competition. Via that screening, we hope to introduce our audience to another focus of HK-Pearl River Delta Eco-cinema Festival – exploring Hong Kong’s urban community-based culture.
Someone said today’s Hong Kong is tomorrow’s Shenzhen. Hong Kong has been in so-called post-consumerism, bringing lots of convenience to our life – people and places can be easily connected via footbridge, metro and our mobile phones and that also brings changes to how we communicate. However, one thing in Hong Kong has remained unchanged, people’s feelings are still strongly connected with food and where they eat, which leads us to the first screening’s topic, Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, Street – City and Food, and we will also expand and discuss this topic after the screening, linking the experiences of Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
To celebrate our first screening, Asia One Communications Group will give one copy of their Hong Kong Photographer Photo book (worth 300 HKD) to one of our luck donors, the result will be generated by raffle draw, please feel free to donate and many thanks in advance.
Theme: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, Street – City and Food
Films: Two of the Quattro Hong Kong Collection
We Might as Well be Strangers by Heiward Mak Hei-yan;
Fried Glutinous Rice by Herman Yau.
Date: 14th April (Friday) 7:00 – 9:45 pm
Venue: Luohu Social Innovation Space, 4th Floor, podium building of Wen Fu Building, Wen Hua Garden, No.34, Bei Dou Rd, Luohu District (Close to Huang Bei Ling MTR Station Line 5, Exit G2)
7:00-7:30 pm Eat and Chat
7:30-7:40 pm Introduction
7:40-8:40 pm Screening
8:40-9:00 pm Book Release*
9:00-9:30 pm Sharing
9:30-9:45 pm Dismiss
*Book Release of HK EcoCinema Festival.
Admission: Free for the pubic. Please feel free to donate, the funding will then go to covering guest director’s accommodation and transportation cost.
Note: To reduce waste, please bring your own non-disposal drink bottle and dinnerware.
We Might as Well be Strangers from Hong Kong Quattro Collect
2010 / Hong Kong ／Cantonese ／English & Chinese Subtitle ／30 mins
Director: Heiward Mak Hei-yan;
Synopsis: Two post-80s, Chui Tien-you and Kate Yeung drift in the dark from Jordan to TsimSha Tsui, getting lost in the quiet streets seeking consolation for lost love. What’s lost, however, is only to be found in the cinema.
Fried Glutinous Rice from Hong Kong Quattro Collect
2010 / Hong Kong / Cantonese / English-Chinese Subtitle / 10 mins
Director: Herman Yau;
Synopsis: Before Hong Kong’s Modernisation, a dish of fried glutinous rice cost no more than fifty cents. Since the city’s transformation, this delicacy has all but disappeared. Even the best and expansive restaurant can’t make it properly. It takes expertise, time and effort to turn the raw rice around until it becomes nicely cooked. The piece of local culture is not something that the commercial world could put a price on.
Venue: Luohu Social Innovation Space, 4th Floor, podium building of Wen Fu Building, Wen Hua Garden, No.34, Bei Dou Rd, Luohu District.
Bus: Huang Bei Metro bus station / Ye Jin Building bus station (Luohu Social Innovation Space opposites to Ye Jin Building)
MTR: Huang Bei Ling MTR Station, Line 5, Exit G2, turn left and walk 50 meters.