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

Original title
Ye heung, yuen yeung, sham shui po
Filmmaker
Leung Ming-kai, Kate Reilly
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Hong Kong
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
78’
Language
Cantonese, English
Producer
Leung Ming-kai, Kate Reilly
Sales
Kate Reilly
Writer
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