Hong Kong / 2020 / 45 min / Color



Hung, a 40-year-old security guard of a commercial building, lives in a cramped sub-divided flat with his wife, Ping, a part-time waitress in a Cha Chaan Teng, and son, Pak Yin. Amidst all the struggles for affordable accommodation, Hung never succumbs and hopes they will eventually move into a public housing unit. Yet, the lives of three get even rougher when Ping finds herself pregnant while they are being forced to leave but unable to find a new flat. Meanwhile, Pak Yin chooses to endure silently for the sake of his parents. Trapped in such a vicious cycle, are love and companionship the way to resolve?


Joe Tay, Fung Ming Ng, Yi Yau Cheung.

Saturday 14 – 22:00h – Cine Unió Musical Llìria
Sunday 15 – 18:00 H – La Filmoteca
Thursday 19 – 20.00h – Cine Tivoli Burjassot

Yuen Chi Him

Film director and photographer in Hong Kong. His first short film ‘Not Now But When’ won the Fresh Wave award and the Best Film in the open division at the Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival 2011. His creation always focuses on unjust social issues, trying to portray the most needy. In 2017 he published ‘Against the Grain’, a book of essays and photographs. Graduated with the Master in Cultural Studies from Lingnan University in 2020.

Frames 日照太短 (The Withering)

Programme 2020

Check the programme of La Cabina

Programme per Sections

Join the community of medium-length film lovers

Subscribe to the newsletter

* Requerido