“A man lost his love. He decides to go out and find her in the night of Hong Kong, only to realize that it’s not with her he’s in love, but with the city itself.”
“Seeking You” is a love letter to Hong Kong written and directed by Jean-Julien Pous. The soundtrack is a Mandarin version of the”Habanera” (also known as “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle que nul ne peut apprivoiser”) from George Bizet’s “Carmen”, performed by Ge Lan (aka Grace Chang) in the movie “Ye Mei Gui Zhi Lian” (“The Wild, Wild Rose”).
Jean-Julien Pous is a young filmmaker, born in Wuhan, China. He spent the rest of his childhood in Bordeaux, France, going for seven years to the regional music conservatory and taking painting classes. He followed his family to Hong Kong for highschool. Afterwards, he went back to France to work for a computer science institute, where he discovered his fascination for moving pictures. This would eventually lead him to the prestigious Supinfocom Valenciennes. He has worked both in Paris and Hong Kong several times, for different communication, design and animation companies. Pous now wants to settle in China and is looking for a job in filmmaking/ newsreport/ documentary there.
The animation short was created during an exchange program with the Vancouver Film School. On the official movie site you can find additional information on the crew, the entire production process and on the inspiration sources, which include Satoshi Kon’s “Tokyo Godfathers”, Studio 4°C’s “Mindgame” and filmmaker Wong Kar Wai.