3rd Odyssey: a Chinese Cinema Season – Opening Film 2023

Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice directed by Kim Chan and Dee Lam will open the Odyssey: a Chinese Cinema Season which will take place from May 26 – June 30, 2023 in cinemas across the UK and online.

On its 3rd edition, the UK based film festival Odyssey: a Chinese cinema season celebrates “Global Sustainability” as its main theme this year, presented by NGO UK-China Film Collab. Responding to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the festival programme will include 5 main strands comprising both online & offline screenings. They include “JOURNEY”, “EQUALITY”, “BIODIVERSITY”, “ENVIRONMENT” and “URBAN DEVELOPMENT”.

In addition, the “Filmmaker in Focus” section this year will pay tribute to outstanding and dynamic filmmakers from Hong Kong. Two exceptional artists have been included in this year’s festival, producer, actress and singer Josie Ho, as well as actor, director, and producer Stephen Chow.

Opening Film

Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice by Kim Chan and Dee Lam – Hong Kong | 2022 – 80 minutes

Hong Kong producer and actress Josie Ho’s passion for music and documentary making inspired her to create Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice (The Directors’ Cut), a documentary filmed in Iceland, the northernmost country on Earth, which also gave birth to the peculiarity of going through near national bankruptcy and simultaneously claiming the top position on the worldwide happiness index. This roadshow-therapy-experiment in a film concept was developed by Josie herself, co-directed by Dee Lam and Kim Chan.


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