Chan Hau Chun: Cubicle (with post-screening discussion)
Discussion to be conducted in Cantonese.
Special Measures- All audience must wear face masks
- No smoking, eating or drinking.
- Unauthorised photo-taking, audio and/or video recording is strictly forbidden
- Cinema staff have the right to deny the admission of any person with temperature higher than 37.5°C
In an old part of Hong Kong lies an old building, and within it countless little rooms. Demarcated merely by wooden panels, each room houses one family: a subdivided flat, with shared toilet-kitchens, sultry, impermeable, where hundreds live.
The film weaves together images taken over the last few years, documenting residents of subdivided flats within one building. After the social movement in Hong Kong and in coping with the global pandemic, the seemingly mundane everyday lives of these residents are in fact full of underlying tension. Within the cramped and rundown building, some people move out after just half a month, some stay for thirty years; some have grown up here, some have passed away in the rooms… What does our society look like when seen through these steady long takes?