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Ten Years

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Hong Kong 2015, 103’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Ng Ka-leung, Jevons Au, Chow Kwun-wai, Wong Fei-pang, Kwok Zune
screenplay: Leung Pui-pui, Fean Chung, Wong Ching, Wong Fei-pang, Jevons Au, Ho Fung-lun, Chung Chui-yi, Lulu Yang, Chow Kwun-wai, Ng Ka-leung
cinematography: Mike Mak, Lau Tsz-kin, Ho Chiu-yuen, Twinsen Ng
editing: Wong Fei-pang, Gigi Li, Chow Kwun-wai, Ng Ka-leung
music: Chun Hor, Daisuke Kashiwa, Herman Yip
cast: Peter Chan, Wong Ching, Lau Ho-Chi, Leung Kin-ping, Liu Kai-chi, Siu Hin Ng
producer: Andrew Choi, Ng Ka-leung, Frankie Chan, Mandrew Kwan, Jevons Au
production: Ten Years Studio
language: Cantonese
colouration: colour

Awards and festivals

Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award 2015 - Film of Merit; 35th Hong Kong Film Awards 2015 - Best Film; Hong Kong IFF 2016; Udine Far East FF 2016; Sydney FF 2015; Taipei FF 2016; London FF 2016; Vancouver IFF 2016

Film description

Five film novellas showing the life in Hong Kong in 2025, a speculative, dystopian vision of the future metropolis under the thumb of Chinese authorities. The young directors look at different aspects of reality – they don't create fictional stories, but follow the consequences of present government actions. They ask about the restrictions, introduced for security reasons, about the threat to the culture of Hong Kong, and the influence of educational reform on future generations. The simple, yet striking stories show contemporary fears of the society clearer than any sociological analysis.

Made as an entirely independent production, the film was initially shown in a limited distribution, but its popularity in the social media turned it into an instant box office success and a cultural phenomenon. The tremendous interest in the film alarmed the Chinese authorities – they called the film a "virus of the mind." After it was nominated to Hong Kong Film Awards, China refused to broadcast the awards gala. The film was also forbidden from being screened in Hong Kong cinemas, which provoked thousands of young people to take part in the screenings organized in public places by local activists.

Jagoda Murczyńska

Chow Kwun-wai

Born in Hong Kong in 1979, director, screenwriter, script supervisor. His graduation project Grandma's Room (2004) won the school's Best Director award.


2006 Upstairs (kr.m.)

2013 A Complicated Story

2015 Dziesięć lat / Ten Years / Sap nin

Jevons Au

Born in 1981, graduated in directing from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Director and screenwriter, worked as script supervisor.


2015 Dziesięć lat / Ten Years / Sap nin

2016 Trivisa

Kwok Zune

Born in Hong Kong in 1985, he graduated in Directing in 2009. Currently he works as an independent filmmaker.


2015 Dziesięć lat / Ten Years / Sap nin

Ng Ka-leung

Born in Hong Kong in 1981 he studied multimedia design and worked in post-production and digital graphic. Before "Ten Years", he made "Fading Marketplaces", a series of documentaries on hawkers in Hong Kong.


2015 Dziesięć lat / Ten Years / Sap nin

Wong Fei-pang

Born in 1991. Independent filmmaker, graduated from the City University of Hong Kong.


2014 An Odd Fish

2015 Dziesięć lat / Ten Years / Sap nin

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