by Alexey Marfin
Opening Reception: 05.07.2019 18.00 – 20.00
Exhibition Date: 06.07.2019 – 31.08.2019

“A journey through the private lives of five strangers in Hong Kong. A VR film about finding intimacy in a city of density.”

Kowloon Forest is a unique VR film which brings audiences into the extremely personal spaces of its protagonists. In contrast to VR films that place us in huge environments, this is a new sensation of being extremely close to people during moments of intimacy.

The story is drawn from my own experiences; from living in the infamous Chungking Mansions when I first came to Hong Kong, to doing laundry on the rooftops of Sham Shui Po. The film’s cast is equally grounded: Toonyun, who plays a performer, is a Hong Kong musician; Sara, who plays a Filipina maid, is born in Hong Kong as the daughter of a Filipina domestic helper; Raghuram, who plays a Hong Kong-Indian astrologer, is a spiritual teacher from South India; and Ming, who plays a Chinese businessman, worked in finance in China. We hope to immerse audiences in these unique moments of Hong Kong and to create new cinematic experiences of intimacy.


Osage Art Foundation

Writer / Director 

Alexey Marfin


Ming Lo
Angie Kim
Sara Beatriz Meredith
Ainah Lágrimas
Raghuram Shetty


Toonyun, Paul Krist


Paul Krist

Production Design 

Vivian Xin Zhen


Nate Nguyen-Le

Additional Cinematography 

Jerry Lam, Tim Wei

Makeup Artist  

Stephanie G-M

Script Consultants

Charmaine Chan
Vivian Xin Zhen
Fiona Ng


Insoo Hwang
Aman Sheth
Kiran Nayak

Special Thanks

Greg Feingold
Jake Falk
Ruby Ng
Carmen Cheng
To Chun Man
Leung Lai Chong
To Shing Yau

Equipment Sponsor

ZOTAC Technology Limited


Venue: Osage Hong Kong, 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 
Mon – Sat: 10.30 am – 6.30 pm
Sun: 2.30 – 6.30 pm
Closed on public holidays

Enquiries & RSVP: 
Belle Leung (Osage Hong Kong) 
+852  2389 8332|

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