Vhils: Debris in Hong Kong

Alexandre Farto, aka Portuguese street artist Vhils, captures beauty in Hong Kong’s chaotic streets, co-directed by painter and cinematographer José Pando Lucas.

“From the moment that Vhils invited me to make a film around his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, we both agreed that we wanted to give it a dimension and depth that would go beyond a mere ‘making of’ about the show. We wanted this film to be able to stand alone and breathe independently as an artwork in its own right.

We aimed to create an ode to the specific poetry of Hong Kong and the people who inhabit it. The world of today is moving faster than ever, and we hardly ever take pause to feel, embrace or acknowledge what’s around us. We might even say that, once you establish this connection, even if only for a second, you feel like you’re truly living.”

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