Why is the film named Claustrophobia?
None of the characters actually suffer from it. There are two things. Firstly I think the name can refer to different genres of film, like a thriller or mysterious film (chuckles). Secondly, it’s because the film is about office romance. Hong Kong is such a crowded city and especially when you are working in an office, you see the same few people everyday. I wanted to write about an environment which is familiar to many. No one likes such a cramped environment – claustrophobia is about how much you can take. No one likes to stay in a prison, but maybe for some having to cram into a corner at a Cha Chan Tan is already like being in a prison. I have read that your husband suffered a bit from claustrophobia and the title of the film is actually a joke you made to him. How did he react to it? He didn’t have much reaction actually. In fact, he has a cameo in the film. I think that is the way life is – when you write you take things from your life experience and it is an interesting thing to