Clement Cheng: I have always liked animation and manga. We actually shot something live but it was a fantasy because time, to me, is like a magician. For instance, a newspaper today is worth nothing. It just costs 5p, I don't know. But a newspaper from 100 years ago becomes something very valuable. So I think we wanted to make the illusion: if you can imagine what happened back then, the animation really helps people get into it. Everybody can interpret their own story - what happened 30 years ago. That's the reason [for the animation]. And I think it was also fun to do it. It looked a bit younger and also more “animé”, more stylish.
The animation scenes.