SCREENING SELECTION 2020

A THOUSAND SAILS (木已成舟)

Nominated for Best Short Film

Information

Year: 2019

Country: Hong Kong

Duration: 15'

Language: Chinese

Director: Tsang Hing Weng Eric

Writer: TSANG Hing Weng Eric

Producer: LO Sharon

Director of Photography: WONG Shek Keung

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In a traditional fishing village, most youngsters left to work in the city, leaving the older generation behind. Ren, a widow who lives in the village helps her neighbour, Mrs. Wah, to deliver a gift to her son, Chung in the city. Ren finds out Chung is having a harsh life. She promises Chung not to tell Mrs. Wah about his situation. Back to the island, there is no one with whom Ren can share this secret. The only one she can seek help from in this sleepless night is her deceased husband.

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TSANG Hing Weng Eric is an independent filmmaker and writer from Hong Kong, author of Tales of Honey: A Collection of Interviews with Post-80s Directors from the Greater China. Eric’s short films earned several awards including the Edward Snowden Award at the 17th Festival International Signes de Nuit - Paris (The Umbrella, 2018) and 2019 Sundance Film Festival Hong Kong Short Film Competition Jury Award (A Thousand Sails, 2019).

His television documentaries can also be found at National Geographic Channel, ViuTV and Radio Television Hong Kong. Funded by The 5th First Feature Film Initiative (CreateHK), Eric is now preparing for his debut feature film The Dinner.