Still Human: Meet Crisel Consunji, the Face Behind the Film
Why We Recommend it
Join award-winning actress Crisel Consunji who stars in Still Human, a local film that looks into a Filipino domestic helper’s experience of working for a paralysed man, at the evening screening.
Still Human is a film about a Filipino domestic helper, Evelyn (Crisel Consunji), who arrives in Hong Kong to work as a caregiver of a paralysed man Leung Cheong-Wing (Anthony Wong), putting her dreams on hold to earn a living. Becoming unlikely friends, they discover a shared humanity that helps them face the mounting hardships and struggles in life.
The film has been earning critical acclaim since its premiere at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival: it has received numerous nominations, and won 6 film awards in Hong Kong, including the Asian Film Awards for Best New Director, Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, and Hong Kong Film Awards for Best New Director, Best Actor and Best Newcomer.
The Friday evening gala screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Consunji, moderated by Alice Mong, the Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
Admission is free for students and domestic helpers. Please note that the Cantonese film will be supplemented with English and traditional Chinese subtitles.