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5 Short Films you shouldn’t miss at the 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival

These are five short films you shouldn’t miss at the 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival which will take place in theaters and online from April 1st – 12th, 2021 in Hong Kong.

Selected Films:

Ghosts by Park Jee-youn – South Korea | 2020 – 10 minutes
Section: World Animation for Adults

A ghostly couple, whose bodies emerge from the malleable matter of each other. A crow haunts their flooded apartment. A surrealistic portrait of domestic life and alienation. (HKIFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 2nd, 2021 (Friday) | JC Cube, Tai Kwun | 9:25 pm
April 5th, 2021 (Monday) | Hong Kong Arts Center | 8:00 pm

Trailer:

Here, Here by Joanne Cesario – Philippines | 2020 – 18 minutes
Section: Short Film Competition II

A young man reconnects with his hometown in slow decay, fearing the impending loss of both his hearing and his father, whose life may have been claimed by a mining accident. (HKIFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 3rd, 2021 (Saturday) | Hong Kong Arts Center | 2:15 pm
April 6th, 2021 (Tuesday) | Online | 12:00 am

Trailer:

KKUM by Kim Kang-min – South Korea | 2020 – 9 minutes
Section: Short Film Competition II

His mother’s dreams have always been strong premonitions for important moments in his life. Passing exams, recovering from illness and conceiving a child, he relies on them more than any religion. (HKIFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 3rd, 2021 (Saturday) | Hong Kong Arts Center | 2:15 pm
April 6th, 2021 (Tuesday) | Online | 12:00 am

Trailer:

Night Bus by Joe Hsieh – Taiwan | 2020 – 19 minutes
Section: Short Film Competition III

On a late-night commuter bus, a passenger’s necklace is stolen. This is followed by a series of intriguing events which reveal love, hatred, and vengeance, culminating in a tragic accident. (HKIFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 4th, 2021 (Sunday) | Hong Kong Arts Centre | 2:30 pm
April 7th, 2021 (Wednesday) | Online | 12:00 am

Trailer:

To Calm the Pig Inside by Joanna Vasquez Arong – Philippines | 2020 – 18 minutes
Section: Short Film Competition I

Visiting a seaside city devastated by a typhoon, a girl divulges her own memory in a contemplation of fellow Filipinos, struggling in the wake of natural and political disaster. (HKIFF 2021)

Screening Dates:
April 2nd, 2021 (Friday) | Hong Kong Arts Centre | 2:45 pm
April 5th, 2021 (Monday) | Online | 12:00 am

Trailer:

For more information, please visit the official HKIFF website: https://www.hkiff.org.hk

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