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Night Animation: Self-catharsis
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24 September 2016 (Sat)

Col / 46’ / in Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle

Animations may be more articulating about our feeling in an excessive city than works of realism, and they may also be a cathartic process for their creators who share the same urban living with the audience. Ho Ka-ho and Tsui Ka-hei’s Puff the Magic Dragon searches for the meaning of self in a chaotic mind, while Wong Ping’s Jungle of Desire and Doggy Love examines what is repressed in our innermost. Ng Kai-chung and Ng Tsz-ching’s Tale of Rebellious Stone features a soul that wants to be free. School bullying in Mak Ying-ping’s Demon Kills and Ho Chun-yu’s Behind the Schoolbag might also point to inner struggle of urban living that necessitates self-catharsis.


Work Introduction

Puff the Magic Dragon
Ho Ka-ho, Tsui Ka-hei
Col & B/W / 5' 

Wandering aimlessly in a state of lonliness and confusion; crawling through a decadent life. Floating in between reality and simulation, searching unconsciously. The self I see is the seeing self. A vicious cycle.

The 16th ifva Awards - Animation Category Silver Award


Jungle Jungle of desire
Wong Ping
Col / 6'50" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

An impotent husband, an unsatisfied wife and a megalomaniac policeman. A perfect ecosystem in the concrete jungle. The jungle where you can truly face your lust with no moral laws.


Doggy Love
Wong Ping
Col / 5' 59" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Do you know the reason why love is shown in the shape of a red heart?


Tale of Rebellious Stone
Ng Kai-chung, Ng Tsz-ching
Col / 13' 21" / No dialogue and subtitles 

A stone, with its unflawed surface, was carved and polished by beliefs and rules. Yet the core is raw. The more eager you try to smoothen it, the more eager it indulges itself.

The 19th ifva Awards - Animation Category Gloden Award


Demon Kills
Mak Ying-ping
Col / 4' 56" / In Cantonese with English subtitles

A boy confesses why he commits suicide at his school. Troubled by hallucinations of demons around him, he decides to stand up to the demons and exposes them. Only he has to bear with the consequences that come along. Bullied and isolated, the boy becomes more mentally unstable and goes into hiding. Upon discovering more demons lurking in the city, he decides to find out where these devils come from and embarks on a journey into the far north wilderness. 

The 17th ifva Awards - Animation Category Special Mention


Behind the Schoolbag
Ho Chun-yu
Col/ 9' 30" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles 

Behind the Schoolbag is a story about salvation of oneself. Shun has experienced painful days during his youth, so he deliberately keeps a distance from others. Living a stressful life, people nowadays is easy to suffer from all sorts of mental illness. Only through self-therapy can one live a life at present.

The 21st ifva Awards - Animation Category Golden Award