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Anthony claimed that he accidentally killed his son, John.

A few years before John’s death, Anthony was discharged from prison, and brought home his illegitimate child Karl. John became rebellious and harmed Karl.

Frank the officer found Anthony’s confession doubtful, and believed the murderer was someone else...

  • Chan Tsun Yin
  • Chan Tsun Yin
  • Arthur Leung
    Key Cast
  • Li Ying To
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • SCM Annual 2017

    Hong Kong
    July 15, 2017
  • Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

    Hong Kong
    Best Hong Kong Cinema, Fall 2017
Director - Chan Tsun Yin
Director Statement

Murder is not just physical in nature. By literal definition, “murder” is a physical act that takes away one’s life. But to me, “murder” also means to kill someone by harming one psychologically. In Longing, Anthony (the father) “murdered” his son, John, by neglecting him, and the way he favored his illegitimate child, Karl.

Longing is a very personal work, and it is based on my father and I. Since discovering the existence of my half sister, I have been tackling my emotional problems, yet my father constantly forced me to accept my half sister. Through this piece, I hope to obtain the apology and understanding that I could never have in reality.

The word “longing” expresses John’s hope for the return of the loving and understanding Anthony, as well as Anthony anticipation of John’s acceptance towards Karl.