Cinema Quietude

Man-Shing, a poignant middle-aged man, left the city for a security job at the deserted Cheung-Chau island cinema.
As he bonds with the unfrequent visitors -- kids who sneaks in to play, a stray dog, and the granny who made prank calls -- he remembers his mother.
Upon demolishment, Man-Shing holds the last screening, awaken the cinema from its deep sleep.

  • 古本森 Benson Koo
    Director
  • 黃浩然 Amos Why
    Producer
  • 古本森 Benson Koo
    Writer
  • 梁玉明 Leung Yuk Ming
    Writer
  • 邱萬城 Samuel Yau
    Key Cast
    "萬城 Man Shing "
  • OKEE
    Key Cast
    "神犬 Celestial Dog"
  • 鄭東橋 Cheng Tung Kiu
    Key Cast
    "Naughty Child"
  • 梁謍灃 Rowan Leung
    Key Cast
    "Naughty Child"
  • 陳桂芬 Brenda Chan
    Key Cast
    "Granny"
  • 李英濤 Ying-to Li
    Key Cast
    "Tsuen"
  • 周廷達 Chow Ting Tat
    Director of Photography
  • 黃詩皓 Wong Sze Ho Brenda
    Art Director
  • 黎冠東 Lai Kwun Tung
    Editor
  • 鄧鍵延 Ray Tang Kin Yin
    Assistant to Director
  • 林濼晴 Lam Lok Ching
    Gaffer
  • 余海新 Sun Yu
    Animator
  • 陳思遠 Stan Chan
    Location Sound Recordist
  • 鄧學麟 Cyrus Tang
    Sound Design & Mixing
  • 陳偉恩 Tomii Chan
    (Original) Music
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    無映之地
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
  • Language:
    Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • ifva (Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards)
    Hong Kong
    Selection
  • VALÈIFF • València Indie Film Festival
    València
    Spain
    Selection
  • Tokyo Film Award
    Tokyo
    Japan
    Honorable Mention
  • Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival 2022
    Toyko
    Japan
    Online Selection
Distribution Information
  • 浪映画 Wave Pictures
    Distributor
    Country: Hong Kong
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - 古本森 Benson Koo

Benson Koo is a visual artist and short film director, founder of online video platform "Wave Channel". The director's short film "Disappeared" won first place at RTHK’s Filming Hong Kong competition as well as best director.

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Director Statement

After half a century, Cheung Chau Cinema is way past its prime. I hope to use this film to evoke the past and recreate stories relating to this old institution. Making a film in a half-forgotten cinema on a small island, I hope to present a meaningful "next screening" for myself and Cheung Chau Cinema.