|15/10 (Mon)||9:45 pm||MOViE MOViE Cityplaza|
|18/10 (Thur)||7:40 pm||MOViE MOViE Cityplaza*|
*Q&A session with director
Hong Kong / 2017 / 11 min
In Cantonese and Putonghua with Chi & Eng Sub
16-year-old Ka Lam, who grew up in Cheung Chau, is a fan of K-Pop idols and pop dance. Hustling between school, work and dancing, she hopes to "leap" out of the island one day.
Cherry Huang graduated from Communication University of Zhejiang. Her works include On My Way, All About the Love, Loner and I came from XinJiang.
Korea's entertainment industry has seen tremendous growth, and Korean pop culture took the world by storm in recent years. Through vast funding, Korea's music industry hired top songwriters and choreographers for idols and performing groups. Idols must also endure rigorous training designed to raise new stars to achieve success.
The Korean idol culture has also spread from Asia to Europe and the Americas. Fans would show their support in many ways, such as purchasing celebrity endorsed or branded products, waving coloured glow sticks that represent their idols during concerts, and provide meals for the stars and the staff during rehearsals to demonstrate their backing and loyalty.
The Youth Studies Net in City University of Hong Kong states that worshipping idols is a way for teens to seek solace by projecting their dreams, longings and shortcomings on celebrities. Idols are also role models and sources of motivation, their every word and action being the centre of attention for teens. The idol culture has brought lots of fans in Hong Kong to learn Korean and K-pop dances, in hopes of being a part of the Korean entertainment industry.