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International Cinema Now
9 July 2024 at 7:50pm

This screening session features 8 short films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.​ Introduction by Jane Ching.


Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Building)
3/F, Entertainment Building
30 Queen's Road Central
Central, Hong Kong



Inside You (Ukraine) by Erik Sémashkin

A grape gets eaten. It then begins a long and perilous journey within the human body.

Running time: 00:02:34


Arcadia (Poland) by Małgorzata Paszko

A documentary impression about the destructive human impact on nature, created with black and white images. There is only one sentence in the entire film: "Watch out".

Running time: 00:08:33

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Our Males and Females (Jordan) by Ahmad Alyaseer

A father and mother are faced with the painful task of washing and shrouding their deceased transgender daughter. Shrouding is an Islamic religious practice that is deemed obligatory to carry out upon death. But when no one agrees to wash her and shame falls onto the family, how far is the father willing to go to make sure his "son" is washed?

Running time: 00:11:00

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European Man... American Beach (United States) by Rex Shannon

A European man goes naked to an American beach. A clothed American beachgoer takes offense and a brawl ensues.

Running time: 00:06:56


Frogs (Turkey) by Vehbi Bozdağ

One morning, a girl, who lives with her mother in a small-town, notices that the rubble is being removed from the field outside her window. This realization prompts her to reassess her life and the environment she lives in, as she spends most of her time in her room.

Running time: 00:13:26


Forsaken (Tunisia) by Aziz Shennawy

Mariem, in her thirties, decides to treat herself to a vacation. She finds the body of a Sub-Saharan African man drowned in front of her balcony. No one bothered to offer him any help. Upon discovering the victim's identity, humanity prevailed over fear and the strangeness of "the other".

Running time: 00:14:00

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Log Bridge (Hong Kong) by Wai In Lam

Two female high school students went to play in the mountains after school, but their apparently close relationship was actually rife with power struggles, and after the illusion of their friendship was shattered, their conflicts eventually surfaced.

Running time: 00:11:45

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The Fuse (Switzerland) by Kevin Haefelin

Cassius, a worn-down Latinx gladiator of modern life fights to make a living as a nighttime garbage man in the concrete arena of the Bronx. One night he’s inevitably laid off and faces his fear of becoming a homeless pariah. On his own terms, he sets up his final farewell but a fuse unexpectedly defaults him and makes him wonder through the night in quest of his truth.

Running time: 00:18:55

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