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People's Cinema - Open-air Screening
No Natural Born Heroes
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25 June 2016 (Sat)
Tai Ming Lane Square, Tai Po
Free admission

Film to be screened: Shear Marks, When the Sun Goes Down, Dap Pang Man, I am not a superhero, Pick Up & Put Down, The Ripple

People are obsessed with super hero films. They hope a hero will come to their rescue in times of despair and desperation. Yet heroes are essentially humans. They can be ordinary on occasions. This time, People’s Cinema - Open-air Screening will take place in Tai Ming Lane Square in Tai Po, breaking the boundary between imagination and reality and displaying heroes from all walks of life: a hardworking scaffold builder, a father who sacrifices unconditionally, an old female scavenger who strives for a living and a teenager who possesses super powers. Every one of them is likely to be someone we know in real life who deserves more respect and recognition.

Tai Ming Lane Square in Tai Po as its base of operation for late May – a residential area crowded with shops and restaurants. How will this provide a different film experience? Let us know.

The event is completely free of charge. You are welcome to bring your own cushion.


Work Introduction

Shear Marks
Lam Ho-tak, Kwok Man-ho, Ng Kai-chung
Col / 8' 42" / 2015 / In Cantonese with Chinese and English Subtitles

The lines marked on the lamppost, which records the height of Chi, carry his childhood memories in the era of resettlement. The frivolous youthful days, the budding first love, the past with no regrets… mixed memories reappear in his mind's eye, lighting up the innocence in his heart all over again.

21st ifva Awards Animation Category Silver Award


When the Sun Goes Down
Cheng Kui-sum, Wong Chun-lung
Col / 11’ 22” / 2015 / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles

A pair of ex-lovers is wandering around the campus one random evening. She asks for more while he is afraid of revisiting the past. Love turns into doubt, he wonders if she is really coming back into his arms. Will he leave the past behind? Can we ever get back together again?

21st ifva Awards Youth Category Silver Award


Dap Pang Man
Lai Yan-in Ivana, Ho Chun-yu Nic, Ng Lung-fung Grady, Chung Wing-yee, Yu Ka-hei, Ng Kai-on Andy
Col / 9' 00" / 2013 / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Every mother in the world wishes for her son a successful career, hoping her children can find good jobs and contribute to the society. Yet the main character in this story Siu-yu actually wants to be a bamboo scaffolding worker. Manga and cartoon superheroes save the world, but indeed every Hong Konger who works hard in his job is also a hero.

19th ifva Awards Animation Category Finalist


I am not a superhero
Jonathan Tam
Col / 21' 00" / 2013 / In Cantonese and English with Chinese and English subtitles

A story about a teenage superhero's life in Hong Kong.

19th ifva Awards Animation Category Gold Award


Pick Up & Put Down
Lilian FU
Col / 13' 10"/ 2010 / In Cantonese with English subtitles

There lives an old woman in an island city who collects scraps for a living. She traverses the city with her little trolley all day and watches the world go by. One day a big wave comes and washes over the entire city. When the water recedes everything has changed...

16th ifva Awards Animation Category Special Mention
 (Credits to Radio Television Hong Kong)

The Ripple
Leung Kin-pong
Col / 29’ 48” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Cheung works as a security guard and had always been a devoted father. His children are now fully grown, but he feels increasingly estranged from them. He transfers his love and attention to his colleague Ah Sheung's young children, causing his children to suspect that he is having an affair with her. On Cheung's birthday, Ah Sheung brings her children to his home to celebrate, triggering disruption to this seemingly peaceful family.

16th ifva Awards Open Category Finalist