2021, Cantonese, 112mins, DCP, Colour
Following his award-winning feature debut Tracey (2018), writer-director Jun Li turns his camera on the lives of Hong Kong’s rough sleepers in this highly anticipated follow-up. After his release from jail, Fai returns to his street shelter, only to lose all his belongings in a police raid. With the help of a social worker, Fai and his fellow street dwellers go to court to fight for their rights while searching for a new home on the streets of Sham Shui Po. Inspired by his experiences as a student journalist, Li captures the plight of those living in the fringes of Hong Kong society with empathy and compassion. This quietly devastating social drama also features an excellent ensemble cast, led by veteran actor Francis Ng in one of his finest performances.
Festivals & Awards
London Chinese Visual Festival: Opening Film
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Hong Kong International Film Festival
Udine Far East Film Festival
Jun Li studied Journalism at the Chinese University Hong Kong and obtained his MPhil in Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge in the UK. His short film Liu Yang He (2017) won the Fresh Wave Award and Best Director (Open Division) at the Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival. His feature debut, Tracey (2018), won Best Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards. He was awarded the mm2 Award at the Movie Makers Awards for his second feature Drifting (2021).
|Editor||Heiward Mak, Jun Li|
|Art Director||Albert Poon|
|Cast||Francis Ng, Tse Kwan-ho,
Loletta Lee, Cecilia Choi,
Chu Pak-hong, Baby Bo, Will Or
|Production||mm2 Hong Kong|
|World Sales||mm2 Hong Kong|