2016 April 27, Wednesday, 7:00PM, CGV One
(Hong Kong, 2015) Dirs.: Ng Ka-leung, Jevons Au, Chow Kwun-Wai, Fei-Pang Wong, Kwok Zune
TEN YEARS is a thought-provoking five-part speculative omnibus feature that imagines what Hong Kong will be like ten years from now. In “Extras,” two genial low-level gangsters are hired to stage an attack, but they’re mere sacrificial lambs in a political conspiracy. “Rebels” strive to preserve destroyed homes and objects as specimens in the mesmerizing Season of the End. In “Dialect,” a taxi driver struggles to adjust after Putonghua displaces Cantonese as Hong Kong’s only official language. Following the death of a leading independence activist, an act of self-immolation outside the British consulate triggers questions and protests in the searing yet moving “Self-Immolator.” And in “Local Egg,” a grocery shop owner worries about his son’s youth guard activities and where to buy eggs after Hong Kong’s last chicken farm closes down.