At the 2020 Golden Horse Film Festival, "Occupy Legislative Council" , which was shortlisted for the best documentary, and "Night Watch", which was shortlisted for short films, were screened together. Both works are Hong Kong films. More importantly, both films are similar to Hong Kong's recent years. social movements are very closely related. "Occupy the Legislative Council" left important historical materials on July 1, 2019 in the form of a documentary, and "Night Watch" uses a story of one night to tell that many Hong Kong people and our city are facing a huge change in fate together .
"Night Watch" is the work of Hong Kong director Guo Zhen, who has directed "Ten Years. Floating Melon is a black-and-white short film that left a deep photo background removing impression on me in "Ten Years". It tells the story of two people who were invited by politicians to play a play to cheat votes, but in the end they became the real losers. In 2015, he was not yet 30 years old and used a satire of black comedy to metaphorize the cruel reality of politicians playing with the people. The plot is simple but shocking.
In the past five years, Hong Kong’s politics has undergone unprecedented changes in the past five years, from the fish ball riot in Mong Kok in 2016 and the recapture of Civic Square; in 2017, many pro-democracy members of the Legislative Council were DQ (disqualified) due to the oath problem. ; 2019 anti-extradition movement, anti-Hong Kong version of the National Security Law... The struggle has become part of Hong Kong. When Guo Zhen made "Night Watch" again, he no longer used a fictional metaphor for social reality, because the reality was far more bizarre and climaxing than the screenwriter could imagine, so that he even chose to use a more tame perspective to tell the story. However, the shock of the protest movement in Hong Kong has not diminished in the slightest.