Hong Kong Independent Film Festival 2019
Why We Recommend it
A rich selection of indie features and short films from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan—including Ying Liang‘s poignant film A Family Tour—will be screened over the course of two weeks.
Organised annually since 2008 by non-profit arts organisation Ying E Chi, the Hong Kong Independent Film Festival is dedicated to promoting films with great artistic and social value that aren’t commercially distributed.
This year’s programme screens fifteen feature films and 10 shorts, including A Family Tour, an autobiographical film that follows a young filmmaker who has incurred the wrath of the central government and is forced to live in exile in Hong Kong; Last Exit to Kai Tak, a documentary film that follows five pro-democracy figures—Joshua Wong, Denise Ho, Wong Yeung Tat, Ed Lau, and Derek Lam—in their quest to bring democratic change to Hong Kong; and SciFi/Fantasy film Nirvenue, which tells the story of a young man who discovers a programmed copy of himself on the web, living in a parallel cyber-world that mirrors contemporary urban life.