Like an Abortion, for the Very First Time

Direction
Year
2018
Country
  • Hong Kong
Runtime
101min
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The Umbrella Movement was a wave of street protests that took place in Hong Kong from September to December 2014 as a reaction to oppressive practices of the Chinese government against the citizens of Hong Kong dissatisfied with planned changes in the electoral system. In her feature film debut, To Liu captured the citizens of the western part of Kowloon, Mong Kok, whose protests might not have been as visible as those of the leading activists, but were no less important. The documentary rhythmized by opening entries and darkening of the scene, much like the director’s first film, follows two characters, a master and an apprentice.

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  • Original Title
    Like an Abortion, for the Very First Time
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    To Liu
  • Cinematography
    To Liu
  • Editing
    To Liu
  • Music
    To Liu
  • Sound
    Vincent Fung
  • Runtime
    101 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    • Hong Kong
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2018
    • Hong Kong Independent Film Festival 2019

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