While temperatures are dropping, things are heating up this November in Cinematheque Passion as we present Future Roads – Cross-Strait cum Hong Kong and Macao College Student Film Festival 2019 from 23 to 29 November. Ten screenings bring us twenty-four remarkable college students’ works from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau, followed by post-screening in-depth discussions with the directors.
A spectrum of themes unfolds across works that track the historical and communal background of their cities, and whose humanity is often moving and compelling. These works tell tales of family, death, youth, old age and more. In addition to in-house screenings, Cinematheque Passion reaches into the community by bringing some selected works of these new directors to local libraries and schools.
The festival opening session will feature eight films, one from each university. Each screening will be followed by a talk, allowing the audience to meet the student directors as they share their creative concepts and paths. The eight opening films are award-winning Brighter Days, following a Kazakh family living in a small country town in the Altay, northern Xinjiang; Old Man and A Dog, Best Screenplay winner of 13th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival, Hong Kong; The Secret Child, nominated for China New Talents at the 35th Interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival; You Are My Daughter, the story of a woman unable to break away from her past; Behind the Wall, a look into a family’s problems through a young girl’s relationship with her uncle; Cici, a mother and daughter tale set against a spring in Changsa; Wilt, the story of a father-and-daughter relationship; and The Lonely 52, about two girls brought together by their deep loneliness. Eight participating colleges and universities each have a screening of their students’ works.
When: Saturday–Friday, November 23–29, 2019
Where: Cinematheque Passion, 13 Travessa da Paixão, Macau
How much: MOP $60
Full-time students and senior citizens age 65 or above can enjoy 50% discount
For more information, check the event’s website