Still HumanVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Running time: 115 minutes; Cantonese with English and traditional Chinese subtitles.
Still Human is a film about a Filipino domestic helper, Evelyn (Crisel Consunji), who arrives in Hong Kong to work as a caregiver of a paralyzed man Leung Cheong-Wing (Anthony Wong), putting her dreams on hold to earn a living. Becoming unlikely friends, they discover shared humanity that helps them face the mounting hardships and struggles in life.
Still Human has been earning critical acclaim since its premiere at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival. The movie has received numerous nominations, and it has won 6 film awards in Hong Kong, including the Asian Film Awards for Best New Director, Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor, and Hong Kong Film Awards for Best New Director, Best Actor and Best Newcomer.
All proceeds from Still Human screenings will go to support the United States tour of Mila, a chamber opera commissioned by Asia Society Hong Kong Center. After a sold-out Hong Kong premiere in January 2018, the opera will have its U.S. premiere in New York and San Francisco in December 2019, thanks to support from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Mila is a trilingual story sung in Cantonese, English, and Tagalog that shines a light on the struggle of domestic migrant workers in Hong Kong. Bringing Mila to the U.S. is a special opportunity to share with new audiences a uniquely Hong Kong chamber opera and a collaboration of creative talents from Hong Kong, the Philippines, and the United States.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center is raising funds to make Mila's tour possible. To learn more and donate to the tour, please visit: https://chuffed.org/project/mila-opera-on-tour
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty