Contemporary Indie Vision
地厚天高 Lost in the Fumes
香港電影資料館電影院 Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
香港藝術中心電影院 Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Hong Kong｜2017｜97 min｜Colour｜DCP
In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles
Director: Nora Lam
Edward Leung was an average student before he unexpectedly finds himself at the focal point of two Legislative Council elections. While winning over 60,000 votes in the By-election would have guaranteed Edward a seat in the next round, his ticket to LegCo is forfeited when the regime imposes extra measures in the nomination process. Having once claimed that 'be it crawling or creeping in, I will become a councillor', he can now only take the sidelines and put the backup Baggio Leung into the race. On the other hand, Edward finds his free days numbered as he faces three counts of rioting charges for taking part in the Mong Kok Protest. Once an eloquent rising star in politics, now he may as well be a doomed prisoner. As the oath-taking controversy and the disqualification saga unfold, Edward retreats from the spotlight and decides to leave for further study in the United States while chaos continues to reign over Hong Kong politics.
Road Not Taken (2016), previous work of Nora co-directed with Samuel Wong, will also be screened in this festival.
導演簡歷 Director Biography
林子穎 Nora Lam
畢業於香港大學比較文學及法文系。首套長片《未竟之路》（2016），講述後雨傘一代青年，於 2016 年香港獨立電影節首映，後參與台灣、韓國、英國等多個海外影展，及在本地舉行過二十多場社區及大學放映。首套紀錄短片《旺角黑夜》（2014）曾入選第二十一屆ifva公開組。
A Comparative Literature and French graduate from the University of Hong Kong. She premiered her first feature documentary Road Not Taken (2016) in Hong Kong Independent Film Festival 2016. Road Not Taken was also screened in a series of overseas film festivals and local community screenings. Her first documentary short Midnight in Mong Kok (2014) was a finalist of the Open Category of the 21st ifva Awards and was also featured in some foreign film festival.