I’m Starving

I’m Starving

Yau Ching / 1999 / 12 min / English / Chinese Subtitles

Silver Award, Open Competition, Hong Kong Independent Film and Video Awards; Silver Prize, Brno 16 Film Festival, Czech Republic

I’m Starving is an erotic love tale between a ghost and a woman who share a small apartment in New York’s Chinatown. The ghost who eats paper money and Chinese takeout menus contrasts starkly with the woman who thrives on instant ramen noodles; both, haunted by their landlord, decide eventually to invent a future together.


Lucretia Knapp,Something Borrowed, Something Blue,essay translated into Chinese and published in the exhibition catalog for “The Future in Past Tense–A Retrospective of Yau Ching’s Film and Video Art,” Guangdong Times Museum, China, 2013-2014.

I’m Starving Chinese and English Subtitles

I’m Starving Script

I’m Starving Leaflet

Taiwan Women Film’s Association Database: I’m Starving

Yau, Ching (2012) “Many and Two of (a) Kin(d): An Imaginary Dialogue with Hong Kong Independent Filmmaker Yau Ching.” Chinese History and Society (Berliner China-Hefte) Issue 40 (Aug): 127-137, Berlin: Freie Universität


Eve Ng, “The Work of Hong Kong Filmmaker Yau Ching,” 09/06/2013


V Tape


Poster for I’M STARVING Still from I’M STARVING Still from I’M STARVING Still from I’M STARVING Still from I’M STARVING Directing I’M STARVING, New York, 1998