Animation Category Finalist Showcase


Tse Zi-yi (Hong Kong)

B&W / 4'00"/ No dialogue and subtitles

In a world where everyone’s head is made of a balloon, Balloon man passes through different balloons where some float and some do not. Going into his office, he starts to work. But what kind of job does a balloon has?

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Finalist Showcase: 13/3 (Sat) | 2:30pm | Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre | DCP | 86' | HK$ 80/64* | With after-screening discussion

Artist’s Statement

Inspired by Franz Kafka, my film uses a surrealistic setting to provoke different interpretations of the narrative, in hope that the ambiguity would allow connections between disparate elements that could lead to a layering of meanings. The idea, then, is to reflect upon our relationship with ourselves and the world we live in, almost like a sense of remembrance.