Tianguo niezi

  • 100'
  • Hong Kong
  • 1994
When Guan Jian tries to report a suspected murder, the police don't take him seriously. Firstly, the alleged crime happened ten years ago and nobody has voiced doubts about the death before. Furthermore, the alleged victim was Guan's father, and the person he's accusing of murder is his own mother... Yim Ho's sober, engrossing and very moving film is based on a real incident but it is not an exercise in docu-drama. It is essential to Yim's purpose that the characters and situations should be socially and psychologically credible. The core of the film is a love-hate relationship between a mother and son. won Best Director Award and the Grand Prix at the 1994 Tokyo International Film Festival.
Director
Yim Ho
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Hong Kong
Production Year
1994
Festival Edition
IFFR 1995
Length
100'
Medium
35mm
International title
The Day the Sun Turned Cold
Language
Mandarin
Producers
Pineast Pictures Ltd., Yim Ho, Ann Hui
Sales
Fortissimo Films
Local Distributor
Cinemien