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Empire of my Melodious Mind

Directed by Jeanette Louie

Cast: Rachel Lin

Disembodied hands manipulate a pack of vintage flashcards which illustrate Cantonese to English vocabulary. Memories reanimate to revive the tonal comfort of belonging to family, culture and history. An empire unfolds, melodious and intrusive, empowering and inclusive, to reveal an epic panorama where authenticity prevails.

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Sometimes our most intimate stories drift beyond casual understandings of time, transcending into something more. Like ocean waves, they ebb and flow through our daily lives arising in objects and spaces which remind us where we came from. These filmmakers tap into those tides of experience, pushing the boundaries on storytelling by rethinking, remixing, and removing the limits of genre and structure.