男人四十 | July Rhapsody

July Rhapsody

Jacky Cheung plays Lam Yiu Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher who is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals who flaunt their extravagant lifestyles at reunion dinners. After all these years, Lam is still living in a modest apartment with his wife, Man Ching and two teenage sons. However financial stagnancy is not his only problem. An old flame of Man Ching (who was the couple’s former schoolteacher) returns to Hong Kong and uncovers old wounds. Man Ching feels obliged to help her ex-lover. Meanwhile Yiu Kwok faces another dilemma: Choy Lam, a precocious student, has a crush on him and the ‘forbidden fruit’ looks more and more tempting in the light of his wife’s ‘infidelity’. Will he succumb to young charms and let history repeat itself?

Directed by Ann Hui | Starring : Jacky Cheung, Anita Mui, Kar Yan Lam, Eric Kot, Shaun Tam | Presented at Changchun Film Festival, Ghent Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival

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初缠恋后之两人世界 | First Love: The Litter on The Breeze

First Love The Litter on the Breeze

First love happens once in a lifetime. One cannot foretell how and when it happens, and one cannot rewrite the case once it is over. First Love: The Litter on the Breeze tells two tales of first love: before and after.

Directed by Eric Kot | Starring : Takeshi Kaneshiro, Karen Mok, Eric Kot, Sai Lan, Calvin Choi | Presented at N/A

新同居时代 | In Between

In Between

Three directors deliver three stories about the love of in the modern world. Three love stories are presented: A man who cannot give up his freedom despite the fact that he loves his girlfriend, a naive man who learns love and loss in an adulterous relationship with the wife of his boss, and a man who develops a friendship with his girlfriend who gets pregnant after a night of passion with him. The irony of the modern society’s relationships living in the same place does not mean living together works out tastefully.

Directed by Sylvia Chang, Yonfan, Leung Chun ‘Samson’ Chiu | Starring : Maggie Cheung, Sylvia Chang, Winston Chao, Chien-lien Wu, Nicky Wu | Presented at Pusan Film Festival