• 2020, Cantonese, 94mins, DCP, Colour

Before losing his fight with cancer, cultural icon Julian Lee left behind an autobiographical screenplay based on his experiences with the disease. Seven years after Lee’s tragic passing, director Kit Hung brings the screenplay to life for his second feature film since acclaimed gay drama Soundless Wind Chime (2009). Young gay photographer Alex finds his life suddenly turned upside down when he is diagnosed with peritoneal cancer. Abandoned by his brother and his onagain, off-again lover, Alex must endure a long and harrowing treatment process – which includes getting a stoma that leads to a painful loss of his sexual identity – through sheer resilience. Deeply personal and devastating, Stoma is a taboobreaking drama that seeks to spark discussions and reflections about the agonising sacrifices that some must take in the name of survival.

Festivals & Awards

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Director's Biography

Kit Hung graduated with a Master’s degree of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the Lecturer of the Academy of Film at the Hong Kong Baptist University, and is currently a PhD student at Goldsmiths, University of London in UK. His feature debut Soundless Wind Chime (2009) was one of the three finalists nominated for the Teddy


Director Kit Hung
Producer Chow Keung, Liliane Ott
Scriptwriter Julian Lee, Kit Hung
Cinematographer Raquel Fernández Núñez
Editor Kit Hung, Nose Chan
Art Director Lau Yuet-nam
Music Hanz Au, Claudio Puntin
Sound Hanz Au
Cast Sing Lam, Stefan Kollmus,
Derek Tsang, Chan Wai-man
Production Pinhole Films,
Kalliopeia Productions,
Decoy Collective
World Sales PAD International