Hong Kong actress Franchesca Wong plays the wife of a businessman caught in a coronavirus lockdown in short film Shut Off, shot and edited in a week by two Hong Kong filmmakers.

Human story of coronavirus told in Hong Kong pair’s short film Shut Off, about a businessman caught in Wuhan lockdown

  • Workaholic lead character initially keeps up pretences in video calls to his family even as he grows sicker, but then faces up to dysfunction in his marriage
  • Technology is about how it connects us, says film’s director, who adds that they wanted to get beyond headlines about numbers infected and killed by Covid-19
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Hong Kong actress Franchesca Wong plays the wife of a businessman caught in a coronavirus lockdown in short film Shut Off, shot and edited in a week by two Hong Kong filmmakers.
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