Rita Nga Shu HUI
Hong Kong〡2021〡Fic〡Color, B&W〡108 min〡Cantonese
✧ 2021 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
✧ 2021 IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
“How can we live a normal life again?” The young people can't leave the trauma of the 2019 social movement and still protest on the streets, but the protest is no longer the same. A family tries to live as usual under the epidemic, but the children can't play in the street, they are only able to stay at home watching the death numbers on the news. The lovers both lost their jobs and were busy putting on masks for the epidemic. Their lives have become surviving. Their daily lives are so absurd. We always thought that CHAN Tong-kai killed his girlfriend in Taiwan was the cause of the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement. CHAN Tong-kai may be the reason, or perhaps we know that he is not the cause.
Rita Nga Shu HUI
Video artist and Hong Kong Independent Film director. In 2009, her first film DEAD SLOWLY participated in Busan Film Festival “New Current”. KENNING WOMAN was selected for the 2013 Busan Film Festival. PSEUDO SECULAR which became the opening film of the South Taiwan Film Festival in 2016 and selected for the Turin Film Festival. In 2021, DECAMERON was selected for the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
11.05 ㊅ 18：10〡台南新光影城 4 廳〡★ Q&A session with the Director
“Can we go back to the past? Can we still live a normal life?” were two questions we asked the most in 2020. With the trauma of fighting and entering the crazy 2020, what kind of daily life will we have? Does the shadow of death in the entire society come from the regime or the epidemic? DECAMERON is a film that combines fiction, documentary and history, with fictional characters, news, and old newspaper clippings, backtracking the Hong Kong history to document the present in 2020.
Hong Kong has enacted the National Security Law, and we, as creators, are full of fear and uncertainty. We decided the film would not list the names of the participants to protect the creators and actors.