Festival Screening, Develop into a Feature
A mute wanderer, homeless and alone, meets a blind man smitten with cats. The man, who feeds every stray in the valley, extends an invitation to the former, offering a potential home.
Weary of discrimination, a young mute seeks a new life in a valley. But wilderness living proves harsh, with survival a daily struggle. Inspiration strikes when he encounters cats fed by a blind man. Envisioning a life as a feline, the mute finds refuge in the man’s home. Cuddled in the man’s bed, the mute experiences newfound tenderness and momentarily, forgets his true identity. All that matters is their need for each other – a feeling he has never known before.
Director’s Statement 導演闡述
The story’s inspiration came from two phenomena. Firstly, a friend of mine adopted an affectionate cat that loved to lift its bottom high and be petted all day long. Secondly, I came across information about pederasty in ancient Greece. It referred to a relationship between an older man and a boy that was recognised and even idealised in society at that time. The former imparted his knowledge and skills, while the latter reciprocated with a promise of physical affection and love.
Both illustrate the beauty and naturalness of intimate behaviour between individuals who share trust and fondness. Yet, such moments are fleeting and are now criticised. The film seeks to preserve these moments, allowing viewers to appreciate and experience intimacy from a safe distance.
LEUNG Kam Fai 梁錦輝
LEUNG studied economics, but his true calling is in film. He started as an intern under acclaimed director CHEUNG Chi-leung, Jacob. His short The Captive and the Fugitive tells the story of a couple who make a film that doesn’t follow conventions. The latest work, Save My Soul is a story about a mute person who transforms due to loneliness.
LAU Chi Fan 劉芝藩
Graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a degree in Creative Media and won the Best Fictional Film Award for The Smokies, LAU has worked in visual effects coordination, the art department, and is now an advertising director. She is committed to becoming a film director.
Film Unit / Production Company 影像單位 / 製作公司
Handover Film 回歸電影
We don’t know what kind of films we want to return to, nor do we believe that filmmaking can be handed over to just anyone. We advocate for a lightweight approach to film production which aims to make the process of creating films more universal and less constrained. Our loose structure brings together a small group of members who happen to have the potential to be directors.