Opening Night | North American Premiere

Preceded by Star Asia Award presentation to Aaron Kwok on June 26, Q&A with Kwok on June 27

The central incident of Philip Yung’s Port of Call is the brutal murder of a 16-year-old Hunan girl who moved to Hong Kong with her family and fell into prostitution. Winding through time and grounded by Christopher Doyle’s gauzy cinematography, the action follows both the story of the young girl’s descent into sex work and the grizzled detective (Aaron Kwok) who obsessively works to solve the murder. Kwok is astonishing here in a career-best performance, with all the tics and haggard body language of a man beaten down by the violence that threatens to drown him at every turn. Stage actor Michael Ning is also chilling as the killer. North American Premiere