電影「本可改變的結局」故事大綱

穎 (惠英紅 飾)丈夫是著名作曲家, 因事業困擾而患上抑鬱症期間,穎一直悉心照顧。可惜,穎不懂得用正確的方式開解丈夫,丈夫十年前因抑鬱症自殺。故深愛的丈夫自殺後,她十分悔疚,一直接受不了事實,更患上抑鬱症。自從丈夫過身以後,她一直母兼父職,望子成龍。可惜,張聶 (黃嘉樂 飾)一直怪責她沒有好好照顧爸爸,令兩母子的關係一直十分疏離。穎心底裡很希望修補與兒子的關係。張聶從小有驚人的音樂天賦,中學時已自己作曲,得獎無數。他不善於用言語與人溝通,在學校一向獨來獨往,同輩朋友不多。他音樂才華吸引了很多女同學,但他總是不為所動。他深信真愛是主動爭取回來的,可惜那個會令他不惜一切的她,始終還未出現。

自從邂逅新搬來的鄰居顧可薇(任蓉萱 飾),便執意要認識她,主動關心她。直到聶眼見可薇的男朋友Don(何浩文 飾)對她投閒置散,聶更想要保護她,他深信,只要他肯付出,總有一天會成功感動她。顧可薇自小父母離異,跟隨父親在台灣居住,惜父親於兩年前過世,於是回港與性格幽默樂天,懂得享受,喜歡周遊列國的空中少爺哥哥顧永沛(張繼聰 飾)一起生活。他雖然在港的時間不多,但依然堅持與妹妹一起居住,希望多照顧她,以免可薇抑鬱病發。他嘗試用不同的方法減低妹妹的負能量,並鼓勵她要多放開自己。可薇性格驕傲任性,不理會別人感受,而且對男朋友Don十分依賴。外貌標緻的她,戀愛經驗少,不懂得與人相處;加上愛鬧脾氣的性格,令她與Don分手。情緒化的可薇自小喜愛畫畫,因為畫畫能令她的情緒得以平復。有焦慮抑鬱症的她,被哥哥帶去求醫後仍然不積極面對,經常瞞著哥哥沒有吃藥,故一直未痊癒。薇的好友性格生鬼,行為古怪的Dick Dick ( Bob 林盛斌 飾)經常用奇怪方法逗薇開心,令她病情好轉。遇上張聶後,她慢慢了解愛情的真義,自己亦同時愛上了張聶。 每當她遇到什麼不如意時,她都會閉門幾天。每一次閉關,她都是沉默的,只會在沙發上臥倒發呆與畫畫之間交替。

可薇的抑鬱症每況愈下,最後可薇病情如何?誰會真心關懷焦慮加上抑鬱的可薇?有沒有誰會對她有情有義? 最後又有沒有誰才該跟可薇一起?



"The Revertible End"

"The Revertible End" is a short film produced by SpongeCreationLab in collaboration with FamilyLink Mental Health Advocacy Association. The film is centered around the love story of Zhang Nie and May Wei and explores the topic of depressive disorders. Produced around the 10th anniversary of renowned singer, actor, and pop icon, Leslie Cheung's death, the film aims to bring awareness and to educate the public on the importance of recognising the first signs of depression.

Synopsis

Wing's (Kara Wai Ying Hung) husband committed suicide 10 years ago and, till this day, she still struggles to move on. He was a renowned music composer and had developed severe depression from the stress and pressure that came with his work. Although Wing took care of her husband the best way she could, his sickness got the best of him and he eventually took his own life. Living each day with regret, Wing wonders if there was more she could have done to save him. She, unfortunately, also became depressed. While all this was happening, Wing also had to raise her son Zhang Nie (Stephen Wong Ka-lok) on her own, giving him all that she could give. Sadly, Nie spends most of his days blaming his mother for not doing enough to take care of his father and their relationship falls apart. All Wing ever wanted was to be close to her son.

Like his father, Nie was a music talent. By the time he was in Secondary School, Nie was already writing music and garnering numerous awards for his work. He was never great at communicating with words, but spoke through his music. In school, he mostly kept to himself and had very few friends. Nie's talent was popular amongst the girls in school, but he mostly remained uninterested. He believed true love is something you have to fight for. But sadly, for Nie, he has yet to meet the girl he's willing to give up everything for.

When a chance encounter brought Nie together with his beautiful neighbor May Wei (Lorene Jen), he was instantly drawn to her and wanted to get to know her. Once he saw that Wei's boyfriend Don (Dominic Ho) did little to show that he cared, Nie felt the instinct to protect her. In his heart, he truly believed that if he gave her his all, Wei will one day be moved by his intentions and want to be with him.

Wei's parents divorced when she was young and she spent most of her childhood living in Taiwan with her father. But when he passed away two years ago, Wei moved back to Hong Kong to live with her overzealous, happy, globetrotting flight attendant brother, Gu Yongpei (Louis Cheung). Even though Yongpei travels often, he insisted that his sister lived with him, hoping that he can take care of her and to prevent her from going into a depressive spiral. He would use various "remedies" to try to dissipate Wei's negative energy and often encourages and reminds her to relax. But Wei is stubborn and has too much pride to care what others think or to admit that she has a problem. For the longest time, she relied too much on Don for her own happiness. With little experience with love, Wei is naive and does not fully understand being in a relationship. Add on her tendency to be short-tempered, Wei eventually breaks up with Don.

Ever since she was little, Wei loved to do Chinese painting. It was an outlet for her to calm her emotions and be at peace, even for a moment, with herself. When anxiety and depression started taking over Wei, Yongpei sought professional help. But unfortunately, Wei would intentionally skip her medications, thus delaying her recovery. Luckily Wei is surrounded by good friends, like Dick Dick (Bob Lam), who visits often. Dick Dick is a quirky and funny character and sometimes use some unconventional ways to cheer Wei up, hoping to lift her spirits.

After her chance meeting with Nei, Wei slowly began to see the truth about love and what it takes to love in return. But when her depressive episodes strike, she is quick to shut everyone out and spends days in daze and turned to painting as her only escape. Her condition eventually takes a turn for the worse. Will Nei ever recover? Is there someone who is willing to go above and beyond to care for her and deal with her condition? Who is going to be with Wei at the end of this?

Call To Action

To promote and to encourage viewers of "The Revertible End" to visit FamilyLink's educational website to learn more about depression, producers of the short film created alternate endings to the film, where viewers can choose their favourite ending to the story. Because the film was launched around the 10th anniversary of Leslie's death, FamilyLink took the opportunity to dedicate the film to Leslie and draw attention to the subject of depressive disorders.

Theme song

"Chase Again" is the theme song to "The Revertible End". The song is written by music masterminds Dick Lee and Lin Xi and is performed by Sammi Cheng. "Chase Again" was written as a sequel to Leslie Cheung's "Chase", the theme song to "He's a woman, She's a Man", written in 1993 by Dick Lee and Lin Xi. The music video also pays homage to Leslie, as it was shot just outside Central District's Mandarin Oriental, the very hotel where Leslie had taken his life. Sammi, like Leslie, suffered from depression in the past and has a very personal connection to the song. During a press interview, she stated that she did the song for FamilyLink, that she too suffered from depression for over three years. Because of this, she feels greater emotions when performing "Chase Again". She also stated that though the song is a sequel to Leslie's "Chase", the two songs should not be compared. The only thing she wishes is to bring hope to those affected by the disease.