Memory of Water

Memory of Water

Memory of Water

Hong Kong, France / Fiction / 20' / 16mm / Color / 2018

Melanie returns to Hong Kong as filmmaker-in-residence at a university after living abroad for decades. She tries to redefine her cultural roots and affiliations. Niki is making a documentary film about their family’s migration from China to their Hakka village. Melanie and Niki Both realise they are living with an original “molecule” that can’t be erased even after generations of dilution, the so-called “Memory of Water.”

Director: Mary Stephen
Script: Mary Stephen
Director of Photography: Ming-kai Leung, John Cressey
Producer: Mary Stephen, Teresa Kwong, Amos Why
Editing: Mary Stephen
Cast: Jessica Yeung, Yiko Ho, Victor Ma, Lau Sau Lin, Cedric Maridet

CV

Born in Hong Kong, graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Mary Stephen has been living in Paris since the 1980s. She collaborated with French New Wave director Eric Rohmer for more than 25 years as his film editor and co-composer

Festivals Attended

Lingnan University 50th Anniversary Film Event, Wathann Film Festival, Thai Short Film and Video Festival, Yamagata Documentary Dojo, CinemAsia Film Festival, Kerala International Film Festival, Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin, Canada Shorts-Canadian & International Short Film Fest, Festival de Filministes

Awards

Award of Commendation - Canada Shorts-Canadian & International Short Film Fest

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