Crisel Consunji who is born and raised in the Philippines, now calls Hong Kong her home. She’s a professional actress, singer, and educator, and is passionate about the performing arts, and has built her career on connecting and changing lives though creative expression.
She earned critical acclaim from the Hong Kong Film Awards for the film ‘Still Human,’ where she is nominated for Best Actress and Best New Performer. In her dynamic portrayal of Evelyn, a caregiver who refuses to be constrained by her circumstances, she sheds light on an oft-overlooked yet vital sector of Hong Kong society.
Through this role Crisel aspires to break through stereotypes and encourage understanding between people across social and cultural groups.
Synopsis: A paralyzed and hopeless divorcé, Cheong-wing (Anthony Wong) is in need of a caretaker. He meets his new live-in Filipino domestic helper, Evelyn (Crisel Consunji), who has put her dream on hold to come to Hong Kong to earn a living. Living under the same roof, these two strangers develop an unlikely relationship. As they get to learn more about each other, they also rediscover themselves – Cheong-wing begins to reconnect with his estranged son; Evelyn reignites her dream of being a photographer. Together, they help each other through ups and downs, twists and turns, love and loss and experience the different seasons of life. Just when they think they have lost all hope, little do they know, life still has a lot to offer.
Check out the trailer of Still Human below:
You can catch the multi-awarded and top-grossing movie ‘Still Human’ on August 9, 6:15PM at CCP Little Theatre.