Memories to Choke On, Drinks to Wash Them Down

  • 78'
  • Hong Kong
  • 2019

Four stories (three fictional, one documentary) show how fiction and fact, humour and drama, the personal and political are complementary facets of the same ever-fascinating, complex, challenging realities that constitute Hong Kong.

An intrepid domestic worker from Indonesia wisely guides her aging but energetic elderly charge on a deceptively circuitous outing. In a nostalgia-purveying toyshop, two twenty-something brothers retrieve fragmented memories of their youth. Two young professional teachers – a savvy local man, and a foreign woman fascinated by Hong Kong food delights – immerse themselves in a shared discovery of HK culture. A politically engaged barista-cum-actress decides to run in the hotly contested 2019 elections.

Leung Ming-kai and Kate Reilly's ambitious structural gambit results in a work that delights and gently provokes. With deceptive lightness and elegance, their film plumbs the tensions and contradictions that underlie and activate Hong Kong's predicament today.

Also see Talk: Ordinary Heroes

Directors
Leung Ming-kai, Kate Reilly
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Hong Kong
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
78'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Ye heung, yuen yeung, sham shui po
Languages
Cantonese, English
Producers
Leung Ming-kai, Kate Reilly
Sales
Kate Reilly
Screenplay
Kate Reilly, Leung Ming-kai
Cinematography
Derek Siu Hing-wa, Leung Ming-kai
Editor
Marcus C.W. Chan, Kate Reilly, Leung Ming-kai
Production Design
Jack Ng Yui-hang, Fabia Wong, Alice To Pui-ling
Music
Timothy Leung Lok-tin
Cast
Cheok Mei Leong, Mia Mungil, Zeno Koo, Yiu Sing Lam, Gregory Wong, Kate Reilly, Jessica Lam