“Each of us is like the end of a double-sided candle. When you burn out, I realize there is a side of you that I never know.“ This is a story about lost and found through wandering between dreams and reality.
未來，城市燃燒殆盡 – 可賢和可瑞兩兄妹成長間只有彼此，靈魂肉體不可分割。長大後的可瑞愛上縱火，當消防員的可賢很苦惱。
In the near future, Hong Kong would become an exhausted place. Growing up in this world, Yin and Rui only had each other. Gradually, they develop a symbiotic and incestuous relationship.
Rui becomes an arsonist as she grows up. Yin, a firefighter, has been struggling to deal with various situations caused by his troublesome sister.
One night, Yin meets Miu, a woman in her forties. Miu is jealous of the siblings’ relationship. Yin and Miu bump into each other at night very often since then. Rui also starts to have strange dreams about a woman whom she had never met before.
One day, Yin disappears into thin air. Rui sets fire everywhere, hoping to attract Yin’s attention. But there is still no sign of Yin. Miu rescues Rui from the engulfing flames and brings her home.
Rui slowly gets lured into an endless loop of dreams and nightmares induced by Miu. The events in her dreams and nightmares all seem to reflect her past with Yin. Rui starts to realise her past with Yin is not the same as she knew of.
With the despair of losing Yin growing stronger, Rui decides to stand for herself and leaves everything behind for a new start.
Due to recent events happening in Hong Kong and around the globe, I have experienced the degree of hopelessness and powerlessness one can feel within a short period of time. And so, I want to translate these feelings into my characters’ emotions and experiences.
Fire Room goes back to our roots, to the rawness and simplicity of love and hate, of frustration and desire. The symbol of fire can reflect love, resistance, revenge and rebirth. This story may be personal to me, but it also includes those who have emotions, who are brave enough to express themselves in this chaotic world.
WONG Ka Ki
WONG Ka-ki graduated from the London Film School – MA in Filmmaking in 2018. Her short film, Wild Child has won the Fresh Wave Award at 14th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival. She is also an alumni of Berlinale Talents 2021 and the 10th Golden Horse Film Academy. Fire Room was also selected to participate at the 18th Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum and Berlinale Talents Script Station 2021.
Heiward MAK is a Hong Kong scriptwriter and director. Her works include High Noon and Ex. She won the Best Screenplay in Hong Kong Film Awards for Love in the Puff and received 11 nominations including the Best Director and Best Scriptwriter for Fagara. She is also the producer of Mad World.
TANG Ka Hei
Ka-hei TANG graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts – School of Film and Television, majoring in camera and lighting in 2015. His cinematography work for Yeung Yeung With Cows (2013) has been selected for the 19th ifva festival and has won the silver award (Open Category); Wild Child (2020) has won the Fresh Wave Award at the 14th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival.
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