Drifting

  • 112'
  • Hong Kong
  • 2021

Just out of jail, Fai finds a spot on a street corner where other homeless people welcome him. But he doesn’t get much time to settle in. The police soon chase them away, and their possessions disappear into a garbage truck. Young social worker Ms Ho thinks it’s time to fight this in court. In the meantime, Fai and his friends have other concerns.

‘Ordinary Heroes: Made in Hong Kong’ was an IFFR theme last year. Drifting, based on a real-life incident that took place in 2012, is a perfect follow-up. Shot during the period of intense protests on the streets of Hong Kong (which are not shown, although they were an influence on the film) and against a backdrop of the contrast between luxury high-rise buildings and makeshift huts under viaducts, Jun Li paints a committed, human picture of a marginalised group, showing friendship and solidarity, conflict and tragedy.

Director
Jun Li
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Hong Kong
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
112'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Zuk seoi piu lau
Language
Cantonese
Producers
Mani Man, Flora Tang
Production Company
mm2 Entertainment Hong Kong Limited
Sales
mm2 Entertainment Hong Kong Limited
Screenplay
Jun Li
Cinematography
Leung Ming-kai
Editor
Heiward Mak, Jun Li
Production Design
Albert Poon
Sound Design
Cyrus Tang Hok Lun
Music
Wong Hin-yan
Cast
Francis Ng, Loletta Lee, Tse Kwan-ho, Chu Pak-hong, Cecilia Choi, Will Or