Sunset Singers

Germany / 2022 / Animdoc / 10:00 min

The retired Hong Kong couple, Long and Sophie, as amateur singers, attend their singing performance separately. Despite social unrest, their performance sets off as usual. While Sophie arrives early at the venue and gets herself prepared, Long is caught up in the subway by an unexpected circumstance. Employing both animation and documented materials obtained during the Anti-extradition Protests 2019, Sunset Singers presents a fictional commentary on the parallel lives of Hong Kong’s individuals.
Saturday 02.July 22:00
Directors Block 3

Film maker
Jessica Poon

Jessica Poon (b. 1990) is an animator, musician and mixed media artist from Hong Kong. She graduated from CalArts’ Character Animation in 2014 and has just finished her Postgraduate studies at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln. There she created two student animations, Moving Mountains (2022) and Sunset Singers (2021). Her student works and commissions were selected by Zagreb Animafest, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Annie Award, LACMA9 Art+Film Lab and more. She is currently residing in Cologne, Germany.