After a mental breakdown triggered by a martyr-like devotion to his abusive and ill mother (Elaine Jin), Tung (Shawn Yue) undergoes a year of psychiatric rehabilitation and re-enters an uncaring society under the care of his estranged father (Eric Tsang), a truck driver who abandoned his family. They live in a subdivided flat with an eclectic mix of struggling neighbors, sharing a bunkbed and a folding table. A far cry from his previous job and social status as a rising investment banker—high pay, high stress—Tung and his father struggle in an unforgiving world. In 1973, Chor Yuen’s The House of 72 Tenants kickstarted a new era of proud, local Hong Kong cinema. Decades later, Wong Chun’s dramatic, heartfelt directorial debut promises the same but in a much harsher reality, stripped of the former film’s nostalgia and sense of community. Q&A with director Wong Chun, screenwriter Florence Chan, and actor Eric Tsang, who will receive the NYAFF 2017 Star Hong Kong Lifetime Achievement Award. New York Premiere. Hong Kong Economic & Trade (HKETO) Reception – By invitation only.
Note: Prices have been updated accordingly for this special event. If you already purchased tickets at the regular price, you will not be additionally charged.
Presented with the support of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York