After a widely successful programme throughout the UK for Odyssey’s 2023 edition this summer, the festival will be collaborating with old and new partners for a series of pop-up events for the rest of 2023.

Odyssey returns to FACT Liverpool to partner with local initiative ScousESEA as part of their 2023 ESEA Heritage Month event series, taking place throughout September.

Titled ‘Tones of Love’, this film programme showcases and celebrates the complexity of love through the storytelling of filmmakers from Tibet, Hong Kong and mainland China through three short films: Tinnitus (2022), Catch A Star If You Can (2022), and Everything (2022).

The screening begins with an introduction from Tones of Love curator, Danny Pye (ScousESEA), as well as Sherry Zhang (Odyssey).

Doors: 18:30. Screening: 19:00



Tinnitus (2022)

Directed by Tsering Yangkyi, Tinnitus follows a Tibetan girl named Yuzhen as she returns to Lhasa for her grandmother’s funeral. A dream, in which she envisions her grandma in a temple, creates subtle connections to real life.

Catch a Star If You Can (2022)

Long, a timid and unadventurous young man, decides to leave his swimming team training camp to catch a glimpse of a meteor shower. After an encounter with a fellow teammate, they begin a journey that will change Long’s perspective of himself and his life completely. Directed by Tanya Choi Ying Liu.

Everything (2022)

In a commercial society, love has been commodified and dissolved. Ke Da, a young man trying to survive in this environment, lands a job as a store mascot and finds himself looking out for his troublesome colleague, Liu Yang. Together they embark on an adventure amidst fantasy and reality. Directed by Helai Lu.

About Odyssey

Odyssey is the biggest annual hybrid film festival in the UK, bridging audiences with Greater China and overseas Chinese communities, and celebrating cinema from established, independent and up-and-coming filmmakers. For 2023, Odyssey explores the theme of ‘Global Sustainability’, responding to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The festival programme comprises of both online & offline screenings with 72 films.

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About ScousESEA

ScousESEA is a subgroup of the Liverpool East and South East Asian Network (LESEAN) an initiative built to support and create a community of East and South East Asian peoples in Liverpool. ScousESEA’s purpose is to organise, curate and facilitate multidisciplinary arts events, workshops and offerings that are dedicated to promoting ESEA arts, artists and creatives as well as their experiences, voices, stories and histories.

Discover their full 2023 ESEA Heritage month programme here:

This screening is part of FACT’s Community Cinema. If you’re an artist, independent filmmaker, charity, film club, or arts organisation, find out how FACT can support your film screening.

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