28. SEP – 15. DEC. 2014, Hong Kong.
When Umbrella Movement happened two years ago; when tens of thousands took on the streets of Hong Kong in fight of democracy, student leaders had become the heart of the civil disobedient movement and public attention. But Yellowing is not a documentary that celebrates stars and leaders, nor does it give a journalistic account of the movement. Rather it shed light on the nameless, ordinary young people and their most heartfelt emotions. Their frustration, timidity and sadness- all but to be channeled away in wits and determination. The film is composed of 20 memorandum, each recording a different aspect of the movement. Some being scenes of violence we saw in the news, but more of daily chores, that in the most realistic respect, made this seemingly unrealistic defiance possible. Where there is discord, may we bring harmony; and where there is despair, may we bring hope. With his camera, director Chan Tze-woon had recorded a reminder for his 2014 – the year when he was full of dreams and courage.
導演 Director：陳梓桓 Chan Tze Woon
香港 Hong Kong / 2016 / 133 min 8 sec (24fps) 128 mins 7 sec (25fps)
粵語對白，中英文字幕 In Cantonese with Chi & Eng Subtitles
After obtaining a degree in Policy Studies, CHAN Tze-woon pursued Master of Fine Arts: Film Production in Baptist University of Hong Kong. His first two works, The Aqueous Truth (2013) and Being Rain: Representation and Will (2014), play with a conspiring plot and mocumentary form in portraying Hong Kong’s political climate. He participated the Umbrella Revolution through his lens in his most recent documentary Yellowing released in 2016.
2014 《作為雨水：表象及意志》Being Rain: Representation and Will
2013 《香港人不知道的》The Aqueous Truth
One punch shattered Chan Tze-woon’s illusions about the power of the camera and the probity of police, but he won’t stop making films and is hopeful a Hong Kong cinema chain will show his protest movie. (South China Morning Post)
Ogawa Shinsuke Prize, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
Best Documentary at Taipei Golden Horse Film Awards
Best Documentary at South Taiwan Film Festival
Hong Kong Independent Film Festival
Taiwan International Documentary Festival
Chinese Documentary Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Salaya International Documentary Film Festival
Competitions of Opus Bonumy Section and First Light Section, Jihlava International Documentary Festival
Singapore Chinese Film Festival
捷克Jihlava International Documentary Festival －Opus Bonumy及 First Light