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Dalang The Manipulator (影匠)
18 years ago, there was a crime of passion. 3 years ago, there were 14 serial cases of stripping cases. From just a piece of leather, the truth lies within the mysterious art of shadow puppetry. Putting himself in the shoes of a theatre-goer, a police interpol officer vows to find a self-satisfying conclusion to solve these cases. In the midst of unraveling the layers behind the truth, he realises that the village’s master of shadow puppets has a dubious past, especially since the handsome boys around him suffer from a curse of vengeance. Does the curse still exist in this world? Perhaps, humanity is the real mastermind. It is the calm before the storm - a prelude to the shadow performance, along with the presence of an interpol officer sitting amongst the audience. Can he find the truth behind the shadow puppet’s mystery?A murder driven by jealousy, revenge, skinning, curse, leather, and mastermind… all of which have been shrouded in secrecy of a shadow puppet’s play.18年前,一宗因愛生妒的孽案; 03年前,十四宗連環剝皮詭案; 源於一具皮偶,真相就潛藏在那神秘的國學藝術—皮影。一名刑警化身為追戲人,疲於奔命, 誓要為這出《畫皮記》尋找一個讓他滿意的結局。 當他陷入其中,把一層又一層的畫皮撥開時, 他發現這位山村匠人的皮影大師殊不簡單, 而大師身邊的美少男更是帶着一身復仇的詛咒。這世上真有詛咒的存在嗎? 也許人性才是真正的主謀。 一場皮影戲悄悄的序幕,隨着刑警這名觀眾的入戲,平靜的山村再次掀起了風波。 他能解開皮影的真相嗎?妒殺、復仇、剝皮、詛咒、皮偶、主謀...全部藏匿在一場不公開的皮影。
21 min   #Drama  #Crime  #Family 

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Organised by Hong Kong Arts Centre, ifva is an Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia (formerly the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards). Founded in 1995, ifva serves as a platform that actively promotes and encourages creative talents in Asia, making short films, videos, animation and media art. With a cutting-edge vision and highlight independent spirit, ifva has evolved to promote different visual cultures while exploring the boundless potential of creative media. In addition to the annual competition and festival, ifva curates a host of programmes under two initiatives, “Cultivation” and “Engagement”. By connecting creative communities all over the world, ifva aims to engage everyone in the art of creation. ifva is also a core event of Entertainment Expo Hong Kong. 由香港藝術中心主辦,ifva是一個旨在推廣香港及亞洲獨立影像媒體創作人的搖籃及推手。始於1995年,ifva前名為「香港獨立短片及錄像比賽」,以比賽為平台,歷年來造就了不少本地及國際上舉足輕重的電影及媒體創作人,涉獵的範疇包括短片、錄像、動畫及媒體藝術。本著突破框框的信念和強調獨立精神,ifva一路蛻變演進,推動各種影像的文化及探索創意媒體的無限可能,除一年一度的比賽和ifva節,更著力舉辦「創意策動」及「全民參與」兩大範疇下的各種計劃,旨在承傳獨立精神,連結創意社群。ifva亦是每年香港影視娛樂博覽的核心項目。