category Cultures of Protest




Romanian, English

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Lost in the Fumes

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24 March, 21:00, Cinemateca Union

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizoarei și a producătorului

25 March, 16:00, Cinema Muzeul Țăranului

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizoarei Nora Lam și a producătorului Peter Yam


What happens to the young and beautiful leaders of enthusiastic street protests once the battle fumes begin to settle? Edward Leung, a charming but mediocre student spending his last days in college on the sport field finds his calling in Occupy Central, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. Turned into an overnight political sensation, Leung finds himself propelled into an inexorable political and elections process that systematically erodes all his principles, undermines his self-esteem, and fundamentally threatens his freedom. The devil is in the details, which are local and specific, but salvation comes from our universal capacity for self-reflection, change, and compassion for our younger selves.

awards and festivals

European Premiere

2017: Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards – Film of Merit Award


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