Occupy Central Docudrama ‘Pseudo Secular’ at the Hong Kong Arts Centre
Why We Recommend it
Combining documentary and dramatic styles, the feature film Pseudo Secular (Hong Kong, 2016), depicts how the 2014 Umbrella Revolution changes the lives of eight individuals.
Directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Rita Hui, Pseudo Secular is a crowd-funded film that combines documentary and fiction to show the impact of the Umbrella Revolution on individuals and society alike.
University student Tai Cho and his girlfriend Yi join Occupy Central, where they occupy the public area at HSBC. Yi is jailed for attacking the police, and Tai Cho falls in love with Yi’s mother, Wan.
Maxim, heir to a soy sauce fortune, takes part in the movement and experiences political awakening, leading him to return to his roots. Man, Maxim’s ex-boyfriend, is a reporter obsessed with recording local history destined to disappear.
Li Lei, a young woman from mainland China, lives a humdrum life with her boyfriend Yin until her life is changed by a mysterious internet celeb Ha Mai.
The movie will be screened with English subtitles.