Asian New Force Category Finalist Showcase


Li Mingyang (China)
B&W / 28’10” / In Putonghua and Shanghai dialect with English subtitles
A monk can’t find respite after a toothache leaves him unable to chant the sutras and he can’t escape the sounds of nearby construction. A bad tooth, an ancient Buddha, a temple, and a silent monk. When faith is against modern society, the monk starts his survey of this world.
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Finalist Showcase: 10/3 (Thu) | 7:30pm | Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre | DCP | 133' | HK$ 80/64*

Artist Biography

Li is a young director born after 1995 in the city of Chongqing. His short film works include Brown Night and Sarira, with the latter having won Special Mention at the 26th Busan International Film Festival Asian Short Film Award and shortlisted by more than 30 well-known festivals at home and abroad, including Clermont-Ferrand, ifva and Pingyao Film Festival.