The Discrete Way
August 30, 2020

The Discrete Way

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France, 2019, 20:00 min

Wai, a young Asian man in his twenties, lives at his aunt and uncle’s. He works for them as a delivery man. Trapped in a tedious life conditioned by work and a withdrawn community, he meets a solitary man. This encounter will move him deeply.


Director & Screenwriter: Ho Lam
Production: Jonathan Hazan
Cinematographer: Sylvain Rodriguez
Set designer: Etienne David
Costume designer: Chouchane Abello-Tcherpachian
Sound: Romain De Gueltzl
Editor: Nicolas Sarkissian
Sound Editor: Sylvain Réty, Tim Dornbusch
Sound Mixer: Sylvain Réty
Composer: Pierre-Antoine Durand


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Ho Lam

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.

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