Not long ago, films from Hong Kong enjoyed a legendary reputation. Alongside atmospherically dense productions and martial arts strips, political themes were included. In contrast to the mainland, the focus was on freedom, civil rights, and alternative lifestyles. One example is the film “Lost in Fumes” by filmmaker Nora Lam, in which she portrays the politician Edward Leung, who is in prison for his participation in democracy protests. Her work won a prize at the documentary film festival in Taiwan.
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