By Ho Lam

Born in Hong Kong, Ho Lam is 46 years old.
He moved with his parents at a very young age to France, to Nice precisely. Following his love for cinema, he moved to Paris to attend a cinema school and shoot his first productions. His first short film, Paul Zadig, was selected at the Sens Festival (1998) and was awarded the “Clap d’or”. In 2002, his documentary-essay Imagine Hong Kong was selected for the Arceuil Festival. In 2008, Bird’s Nest, produced by the G.R.E.C., was shown at the Clermond-Ferrand Festival in the regional section. In 2015, with the Films du Cygne, he directed Mantra, which was selected in numerous national and international festivals (Contis 2016, Villeurbanne 2016, award at the Roberto Di Chiarra Festival 2016 in Argentina etc.). In 2019, he directed his latest short film, The Discrete way, shot in Normandy, still with the Films du Cygne.

French Film Festivals:
. 36th Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne (France, November 2015)
. Festival "Un Poing c'est Court" de Vaulx-en-Velin (France, January 2016) 
. Festival "Des Courts en Hiver" of Porto-Vecchio (France, January 2016)
. Festival du film Rhônalpin (France, Avril 2016)
. 21ème Festival International de Contis (France, Juin 2016)
. Festival en plein air de Grenoble – Carte Blanche Les Films du Cygne (France, Juillet 2016)

International Film Festivals:
. International Film Festival CinemaFest (Mexico, September 2015)
. 16th Izmir International Short Film Festival (Turquey, November 2015)
. 7th Certamen International de Cortometrajes Roberto di chiara Florencio Varela (Argentina, November 2015) - 2nd Price
. 19th International Film Festival Zoom - Zblizenia 2016 (Poland, February 2016)
. Festimatge 2015 – Festival de la imatge de Calella (Espagne, Avril 2016)
. A Long Week of Short Films Festival Shanghai 2016 (Chine, Mai 2016)
. La Rioja es de Cine – Festival Internacional de Cortometraje & Cine Independiente (Espagne, Juillet 2016)
. Festival Internacional de Cine Bajo la Luna (Espagne, Juillet 2016)
. 2ANNAS Film Festival 2016 (Lettonie, Septembre 2016)
. Festival Molodist de Kiev (Ukraine, Novembre 2016)
​. Enkarzine (Espagne, Novembre 2016)
. Filmcaravan 2017 (Italy, August 2017)

TV Broadcasting:
. TV5 Monde
. Shorts TV (USA)
. Pacific Voice (Japan)

DVD Distribution:
. RDM - Video

Special Program :
. Cinéma L’Escurial à Paris (France, Juin 2016)

Synopsis:  Kim, an old asian man, comes to France for the funeral of his ex-wife.
Meanwhile funeral ceremonies, he spends some days of cohabitation with his daughter.
They communicate without speaking the same language.

Drama – 25’ – HD – 1.85 – Color – France 2015

Casting: Audrey Giacomini , Shue  Tien, Alain Blazquez, Tapa Sudana
Director: Ho Lam 
Screenplay: Ho Lam 
Production: Jonathan Hazan
Cinematographer: Sylvain Rodriguez
Sound: Philippe Mouisset 
Editor: Nicolas Sarkissian
​Sound Editor: Quentin Romanet
Sound Mixer: Antoine Bailly
​Composer: Pierre-Antoine Durand

With the participations of Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (Aide au programme) and the supports of Le Fonds Images de la diversité, of Région Rhône-Alpes, of the Beaumarchais-SACD Association and of ADAMI