HAPPINESS / 幸運是我

SYNOPSIS

After his mother’s death, Chan Kai-Yuk feels so alone that he leaves Guangzhou for Hong Kong to look up the father who abandoned him and his mom. But Yuk’s hopes are dashed on finding his dad has a new family and considers him a burden. Alone and homeless, Yuk is taken in by Auntie Fen, a middle-aged recluse who leads a solitary existence. At first, their different habits and personalities lead to numerous squabbles, intensified by Yuk’s self-centeredness and Fen’s odd temperament. As time goes on, Yuk learns Fen is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. The discovery unexpectedly serves as a catalyst for the young man’s growth as a caring friend. For the first time in her life, Fen feels truly blessed. But it is a situation rife with irony due to the nature of her disease and the accelerating elusiveness of feelings and memories.

2016 Asian American International Film Festival Winner for Asian Media Humanitarian Award

2017 Hong Kong Film Awards Winner for Best Actress

Directed By: Yiu Fai Lo
Country: Hong Kong
Year: 2016
Runtime: 112 minutes
Language: Cantonese
Rating: NC16

SCREENING INFO

Stream Online*
22nd May 2021 (Mon) to 30th May 2021 (Sun)**

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*Online film screening is only available for 48 hours upon activation
**Feature film must be watched by 30th May 2021 (Sun), 11.59pm

PANEL CONVERSATION

Building A Dementia-Inclusive Society

Today, an estimated 82,000 people in Singapore are diagnosed with dementia and this number is expected to rise beyond 100,000 by 2030, making the issue of dementia-care ever more pertinent than ever. While current efforts toward a “Dementia-friendly Singapore” are heartening (as evident from the attempts at creating dementia-friendly communities and the introduction of assisted-living apartments), one might argue that Singapore’s progress still severely lag behind many developed nations.

How much more can we expand and contribute to this vision?

As part of the panel conversation, we invite you to explore the ways where we can contribute to this vision – both at the individual and community level. We will also discuss the economic, political and social challenges Singapore faces in its pursuit of a dementia-friendly society.

TIME & LOCATION

Live Stream on watch.smhff.com
29th May 2021 (Sat) | Timing 11:00am

^Live stream starts strictly at 11.00am. A recorded version will be available by the end of recording day until 6 June (Sun), 11.59pm.

SHORT FILM PAIRING

Sometimes We Forget

SMHFF SFYC 2021 (Best Impact Film)

SYNOPSIS

A teenage girl struggles to care for her grandma who suffers from dementia.

BOOK PAIRING

The Sound of SCH

SYNOPSIS

“Can a life weave along through the same notes and yet come to play forth different sounds?

The Sound of SCH (pronounced S-C-H) is the true story of a journey with mental illness, beautifully told by Danielle Lim from a time when she grew up witnessing her uncle’s untold struggle with a crippling mental and social disease, and her mother’s difficult role as caregiver. The story takes place between 1961 and 1994, backdropped by a fast-globalising Singapore where stigmatisation of persons afflicted with mental illness nevertheless remains deep-seated. Unflinchingly raw and honest in its portrayal of living with schizophrenia, The Sound of Sch is a moving account of human resiliency and sacrifice in the face of”

PRICE

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