Program
Director: Joshua Wong
2020
Hong Kong SAR China
95 minutes
Unclassified 15+

The world premiere of a new sci-fi

Hong Kong’s bleak future? Sometimes you have to address social issues through the lens of genres, and sci-fi has a rich heritage here. You know the drill: future dystopia, environmental disaster, cities smashed in the most spectacular of ways. Roland Emmerich has made a career of this, but there is a new kid emerging from the rubble with this Hong Kong production. The melting polar ice-caps spawn floods and tidal waves reducing Hong Kong’s cityscape to a smattering of buildings left protruding from the elevated waterline. The CGI effects alone are worth the price of admission. But there’s more. Asha, a hitherto carefree young woman is forced to find new reserves of strength as she adapts and adopts when a young girl arrives in her hideout. Together they will face the dangers thrown up by man and nature.

Film Type Feature Fiction
Program Strand Contemporary World Cinema
Premiere World
Language English, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese
Subtitles English
Director Joshua Wong
Producer Kathy Wong, Joshua Wong
Screenwriters Joshua Wong, Heather Gornall
Cinematographer Nathan Wong
Editor Joshua Wong
Music Jeff Caylor, Joshua Wong
Cast Kara Wang, Sarinna Boggs, Terence Yin
Genre Disaster, Environmental, Sci-Fi

Screens with: Everything ALL AT ONCE

Director: Tamara Hardman
2020
Australia
13 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Billie is a rambunctious teen ready to take on the world, when she returns from holidays everything is different. Students at her school have started wearing ‘Electrophobes’ devices used to moderate emotions.

Film Type Short
Program Strand Shorts Before Features
Premiere World
Language English
Director Tamara Hardman
Producer Sarah Wormald, Tamara Hardman
Screenwriters Tamara Hardman
Cinematographer Thomas Smeets
Editor Bryce Kraehenbheul
Music Logan Watt
Cast Hallie Chlanda, Kavitha Anandasivam, Karoline Steiner
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi