Insights from the Past
鍾意冇罪 Love is Not a Sin
香港兆基創意書院放映室 Screening Room, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
自由定價場次留位 Seat Reservation
Winner of Asian Digital Competition at the 27th Hong Kong International Film Festival
In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles
Director: Doug Chan Kin Tak
Is it a love story? Or is it a horror story!? Never was a self-conscious statement so accurate, for one who was getting too involved and afraid of being different from the others. Starting off as a tale about two best friends (Manman & Moon, both girls) growing up together in some remote village on the island of Coloane, Macau. Manman accidentally found out that Moon’s secret (gender-wise) and fell in love unintentionally. But Before long, all these turned out to be a big misunderstanding...
The story unfolds with every outrageous element thrown in: long-lost siblings, incestuous thoughts, and long distance relationships with a non-existent lover. Hardly can a film be more gripping and amusing when the characters mostly linger in some remote village on the Macanese island of Coloane. Low on budget but high on drama, Chan's film is more a winner than a sinner.
導演簡歷 Director Biography
陳建德 Doug Chan Kin Tak
Graduated from the University of Toronto in 1985, Chan returned to Hong Kong and entered TVB in 1988, working in the film department and serving as an assistant director to Cheuk Pak Tong and Raymond Lee. In 1989, he entered the film industry with his mentor Raymond Lee, working on Lee’s Blue Lightning (1991) and Ringo Lam’s Touch and Go (1991). The digital work Love is Not a Sin (2002), on which he served as producer, director, writer, editor and composer, was set and made in Macau. It was the first Macau film to have won prizes internationally.