The Allegory Of The Cave

An invitation to dream about Hong Kong, a mirror game about perception.

Task

Inspired by the Allegory of the Cave from Plato, until today's quantum physics and multiverse theories, a visual essay about perception and knowledge as a reflection of our reality.

  • Distribution

    Web, Film Festivals

  • Filming Location

    Hong Kong

  • Produced by

    Visual Suspect

Challenge

Behind the Scenes

We started this project by simply filming timelapses about Hong Kong – a very photogenic and fascinating city. Looking at the recorded footage, I was gripped by the city’s verticality, which seems never to stop – this is how the idea of dividing the screen using a mirror technique was born, making the horizon line endless.

Creative Direction

The question before every frame.

The short film is a tribute to Hong Kong, a city visually captivating. We use a title of a Plato novel, as each one will have a different perception of this metropolis, whether through a personal experience, a story of someone else…
We produced the film with timelapses only, and together with the music, it gives a sense of fairytale from the start, inviting the audience to an unusual journey around Hong Kong.
Also, we used a mirror technic to create new geometry. Several are based on some of the most iconic buildings of Hong Kong, giving a sense of futurism – we think it is well deserved for this city that inspired the 5th Element movie!

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The Allegory Of The Cave

An invitation to dream about Hong Kong, a mirror game about perception.

  • Distribution

    Web, Film Festivals

  • Filming Location

    Hong Kong

  • Produced by

    Visual Suspect

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Circulatory Systems

The major highways, the arteries and veins of our cities.

  • Distribution

    Web, Film Festivals

  • Produced by

    Visual Suspect

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Theory of Relativity

Reflection in photography is one of the most inseparable tools of the creator, disrupting the reality to create his own world. We screen how these reflections...

  • Distribution

    Web, Film Festivals

  • Filming Location

    Hong Kong

  • Produced by

    Visual Suspect

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