Director: Kit Hung
Language: VOSE | VOSC
Before losing his battle with cancer, cultural icon Julian Lee left behind an autobiographical screenplay based on his experience of the disease. Director Kit Hung brings the script to life seven years after Lee’s tragic death. The life of Alex, a young gay photographer, is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with peritoneal cancer. Abandoned by his brother and a lover with whom he has an unstable relationship, Alex has to endure with true resilience a long and tortuous treatment, which forces him to have a stoma that will cause a painful loss of his sexual identity.
Kit Hung graduated with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the Lecturer of the Academy of Film at the Hong Kong Baptist University, and is currently a PhD student at Goldsmiths (University of London). His feature debut Soundless Wind Chime (2009) was one of the three finalists nominated for the Teddy Award at Berlinale. Stoma is his second feature film.