May You Stay Forever Young

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May You Stay Forever Young

In June, 2019, a series of massive demonstrations against the Hong Kong government’s attempt to revise and pass the Extradition Law led to a chain of suicides by young protesters to validate their
opposition. The story takes place on 28th July, a week after the white mob attack in Yuen Long. YY, a 17-year-old girl, announced her attempt to end her life on Instagram. After that, she couldn’t be
contacted or located. Nam, the 20-year-old “comrade” she met after a protest-related arrest, and amongst others, frantically searched for her around Kwai Tsing district where she lived. Her photo and other information were posted on Telegram and LIHKG Forum, resulting in hundreds of volunteers joining the search. It’s a run against time. emotionally exhausting hunt, she was finally located in Mongkok, the busiest area populated by young people. Meanwhile, on the island side, protesters are confronting the fully armed riot police. Yet, it becomes a dilemma for those who are still searching for YY.

MAY YOU STAY FOREVER YOUNG (2021) is part of the screenings in the HKOS Pre-Launch Program.

About Hong Kong On Screen (HKOS)

The Hong Kong On Screen was founded in early 2022 in Los Angeles by a group of Hongkongers. HKOS is a non-profit film festival that aims to promote creativity and culture through art. HKOS, as the name indicates, is all about Hong Kong. The festival presents feature films, documentaries, forums, and many other types of works about Hong Kong - made in Hong Kong and by Hong Kong artists - to the community of greater Los Angeles.

Our mission is to preserve Hong Kong’s freedom of speech and promote diversity in Los Angeles through cinema, conversation, and culture. In our commitment to serving filmmakers and moviegoers, we hope to provide a platform for Hong Kong talents and stories.

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Runtime
86
Language
English
Director
Rex REN
Sum LAM
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