In response to Occupy Wall Street in 2011, Occupy Central occurred in Hong Kong. Tai Cho, a university student joins the movement with his girlfriend Yi, and occupies the public area at HSBC for nearly a year. Yi is jailed for attacking the police, and Tai Cho falls in love with Yi's mother, Wan. Maxim, heir to a soy sauce fortune, takes part in the movement and experiences political awakening, leading him to return to his roots. His ex Man is a reporter obsessed with recording local history destined to disappear. Li Lei, a young woman from China, lives an unremarkable life with her boyfriend Yin in a tiny apartment until her life is changed by a mysterious internet celeb Ha Mai. They are stuck in their directionless lives until the outbreak of the Umbrella Revolution in 2014.
PSEUDO SECULAR was made with crown funding. Combining documentary and dramatic styles, the film depicts the fate of Hong Kong people in turbulent times.
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許雅舒，香港錄像藝術家及電影導演，作品曾參與多個國際影展，包括釜山國際電影節（「New Currents」、「A Window on Asian Cinema」單元）、Clermont-Ferrand國際短片節、台灣南方影展、首爾獨立電影節及香港獨立電影節等。
電影作品：《慢性中毒》(2009)、《哭喪女》(2013)、《風景》(2016)。 Rita HUI Nga Shu is Hong Kong video artist and film director. HUI graduated from the Department of Film & TV of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art in 1996, and obtained her master degree of Fine Art in RMIT in 2005. Her video works and films have screened at numerous international film festivals and exhibitions: Busan International Film Festival ('New Currents' and 'A Window on Asian Cinema' sections), Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, South Taiwan Film Festival, Seoul Independent Film Festival and Hong Kong Independent Film Festival, etc. Filmography: Dead Slowly (2009), Keening Woman (2013), Pseudo Secular (2016).