Focus Hong Kong, 26. Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart 2019

Venue: Stuttgart, Germany 
Date: 2019.04.30 - 2019.05.05

Hong Kong Arts Centre proudly brings in a series of local animations to 26. International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart 2019! The 26. Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart 2019 would be held from 30 April to 5 May 2019 in Stuttgart in Germany. Works of local renowned animators would be showcased in the festival. Come and join the animation feast!

 

Programme schedule
 
Screening:
2/5 (Thu), Metropol 2, 6pm In Persona – KONGKEE & Wong Ping
2/5 (Thu), Metropol 2, 8pm Hong Kong Animation Selection

Performance:
30/4-5/5 Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 5pm Prologue: The Fate of Assassins by Tsui Ka Hei Haze

 

In Persona – KONGKEE & Wong Ping

Mirage - Works by KONGKEE
2/5 (Thu), Metropol 2 Stuttgart, 6pm
There is a place – the place KONGKEE (Kong Khong-chang) grew up – where some called it a borrowed place on borrowed time. This raises the questions of who is the lender and who is the borrower. As for people living in this place, which side are they belong to?
The lender could not collect what has lost; the borrower could not return what he has not possessed
Mirage is made up of shorts setting on this borrowed city, with characters looking for their answers. Who then actually do have the true memory?
This series of creations by animator KONGKEE, as his first thought, came from his own nostalgia. Only then did he come to realize that we are living in a world with daily memory-losing stories performing.
 
KONGKEE combined 
 
The Negative Record
KONGKEE | Hong Kong | 2000 | 17’ 12” | In Cantonese with English subtitles | Colour

Howl the Mobile Fatty
KONGKEE | Hong Kong | 2012 | 15’ 52” | In Cantonese with English subtitles | Colour

The Crazy Pandaman
LAWMAN、KONGKEE |  2012 | 3’ 02” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour 

Dragon’s Delusion - Departure
KONGKEE、Lee Kwok-wai、Tsui Ka Hei Haze | Hong Kong | 2017 | 8’ 00”  | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour 

Dragon’s Delusion – Assassination
KONGKEE、Lee Kwok-wai、Tsui Ka Hei Haze | Hong Kong | 2018 | 9’ 55” | No dialogue with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour
 

I'll be your mirror - Works by Wong Ping
2/5 (Thu), Metropol 2 Stuttgart, 6pm
Wong Ping swung by and pisses three times before gently pressing your head down with his right foot, bestowing you with a closer look at your own reflection in the piss.
 
WongPing combined

Wong Ping's Fables 1
Hong Kong | 2018 | 13’ 00” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour

Slow Sex
Hong Kong | 2013 | 3’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour

Doggy love
Hong Kong | 2015 | 6’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour

An Emo Nose
Hong Kong | 2015 | 4’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour

Screen Shaver
Hong Kong | 2014 | 1’ | no dialogue and subtitles | Colour

Jungle of desire
Hong Kong | 2015 | 7’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour

Dear, can I give you a hand?
Hong Kong | 2018 | 12’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour

Wong Ping's Fables 2
Hong Kong | 2019 | 13’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour

WongPing combined 2


Hong Kong Animation Selection

2/5 (Thu), Metropol 2 Stuttgart, 8pm
Hong Kong Animations Selection showcases a collection of Hong Kong animations, presenting you a look of all aspects of daily life in Hong Kong. 7 animations from Hong Kong brings you a 70-minute tour to experience a series of stories about love and loneliness, searching and confronting one’s past and inner self, lost and found in the city. Vividly showing you the fantasies and imaginations of these Hong Kong young animators, get on board and these animations will send you to the peephole to uncover the world and intimate reflections of these fascinating minds.

The Tired City
John CHAN, Pam HUNG | 2005 | 9’ 40” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour

Yim
CHUI Chun-yu, CHAN Wai-yee | 2009 | 4’ 26” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour

Back to Base
MAK Siu-fung, HO Ka-chiu | 2011 | 19’ 04” | No dialogue and subtitles | Colour

Shear Marks
LAM Ho-tak, KWOK Man-ho, NG Kai-chung, Tommy | 2015 | 8’ 42” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour

Behind the School Bag
HO Chun-yu | 2015 | 9’ 30” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour

Resettlement Memories
Lee Kwok-wai | 2016 | 6’ 37” | No dialogue, Chinese and English subtitles | Colour

Chill and Shivering
Vincent YIP, Philip KWOK | 2016 | 10’ 16” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | Colour
 

 

VR x Contemporary Dance -  „PROLOGUE: THE FATE OF ASSASSINS„ in Stuttgart

Director: Haze Tsui 
Choreographer & Performer: Cliff Huen Tin Yeung 
26. Internationales Trickfilm-Festival 2019 Festival of Animated Film 
30/4-5/5 Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 5pm 
Prologue The Fate of Assassins stills-01
Prologue: The Fate of Assassins is based on Dragon's Delusion, a comic by KONGKEE (Kong Khong Chang). Dragon's Delusion is a sci-fi revisionist take on a piece of classical Chinese literature, Encountering Sorrow. The Poem expresses the sorrow and helplessness of Qu Yuan the poet parting with a dying kingdom. In this reinvention, the poet appears in the memories of an android, Joe, who lives a low life in the futuristic city of Hong Kong. Haunted by these sudden memories, Joe embarks on a journey to search for his true self. And he didn't know he was pulled into a secret mission of assassinating Emperor Qin.

Prologue: The Fate of Assassins is a side story about the assassination attempt. With the plan of pretending a performer in front of Emperor Qin. One step closer, one step towards the accomplishment.

When an animator meets a choreographer, the former seeks to expand the realm of storytelling by bringing in the latest technology, virtual reality, into a performance. It raised the tough question of the liveness of the performance when the dance is actually appearing in a virtual landscape.

Also recalling the conflicts between Reality v.s. Delusion...
 
 

 
Programmes are subject to change without prior notice.  
 

Programme curated by:
Hong Kong Arts Centre

Sponsored By:
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Berlin
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Festival Partner:
26. Internationales Trickfilm-Festival 2019 Festival of Animated Film
30. April - 5. May 2019, Stuttgart
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