Part of Hong Kong Cinema film series
Online Screening and Q&A: “Still Human” with Actor Crisel Consunji
Actor Crisel Consunji is expected to participate in an online Q&A.
The relationship between a paralyzed man and his Filipina caretaker develops with sensitivity and nuance in Oliver Chan’s debut film. Cheong-wing is a former construction worker who has let anger and bitterness estrange him from family members and society in general. His emotional state causes him to treat his new caregiver Evelyn with disdain and thinly veiled racism, but her undaunted cheer and professionalism eventually lead to respect and rapport between the two. Hong Kong superstar Anthony Wong shows the wounded humanity below Cheong-wing’s gruff surface while newcomer Crisel Cosunji brilliantly indicates the steely determination that underlies Evelyn’s pleasant surface. Along with a trio of Hong Kong Film Awards for Wong, Cosunji, and director Chan, Still Human was a winning project of Create Hong Kong’s First Feature Film Initiative.
“Chan excels at portraying the often precarious lives of overseas Filipino workers with compassion and insight, gracing them with the humanity and dignity they’re often denied in real life.” —Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter
Ticket-buyers for this event will be sent a link via email to a faintly watermarked online screener of Still Human, which will be viewable between July 6–13.
All registrants will also be sent a link via email to register for the online Q&A, which will be conducted with Zoom. We recommend that you download and install Zoom on your computer or mobile device in advance, and set yourself up with a free account. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the Q&A with a text chat function. Registration closes around one hour before the start of the event — be sure to register early!
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Oliver Chan studied business and finance, making short films on the side, when a part-time job for a screenwriters’ guild cemented her decision to get her degree in filmmaking. Reflecting on Still Human, she says, “People under any circumstances, facing any challenges, at any point in life are entitled to the good things: harboring dreams, good relationships, love. No one has a right to look down on anyone who is different, and who has hidden dreams — big or small.”
Language Cantonese, Tagalog, English
Original Language Title Lun lok yan
Country Hong Kong
Director Oliver Chan
Producer Fruit Chan
Writer Oliver Chan
Editor Oliver Chan, Wilson Ho
Cinematographer Derek Siu
Music Austin Chau
Cast Anthony Wong, Crisel Consunji, Cecilia Yip
Print Source Golden Scene