Hong Kong Independent Film Festival 2018: Asian Cinema at Its Most Alternative
Why We Recommend it
The Hong Kong Independent Film Festival (HKindieFF) presents a rich selection of international indie films over the course of two weeks.
Organised annually since 2008 by non-profit arts organisation Ying E Chi, the HKindieFF aims to promote films with great artistic and social value that aren’t commercially distributed.
The festival screens both shorts and feature length films from Hong Kong and beyond. The programme includes Taxi Stories (Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, Netherlands, 2017), a mosaic film set in three different Asian cities in which the paths of the rich and poor cross in and around taxis; FAKE (Japan, 2016), a documentary on a deaf musical genius who is accused of faking his disability and plagiarism; and Lost in the Fumes (Hong Kong, 2017), a documentary on the rise and fall of activist Edward Leung, the former spokesman of radical political group Hong Kong Indigenous.