Keeping it real in Still Human

Anthony Wong plays Hong Kong employer Cheong Wing, while Crisel Consunji plays his domestic helper Evelyn in Still Human.
Anthony Wong plays Hong Kong employer Cheong Wing, while Crisel Consunji plays his domestic helper Evelyn in Still Human.PHOTO: SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL

The director did research and spoke to Filipino friends for her award-winning film about life in Hong Kong

When writing the comedy-drama Still Human, film-maker Oliver Chan Siu Kuen had a few goals.

One was to capture the complicated nature of the foreign domestic worker-employer relationship. The other was that the characters had to feel like real Hong Kong people.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2019, with the headline 'Keeping it real in Still Human'. Print Edition | Subscribe