Elisa's Day

  • 2021, Cantonese, 106mins, DCP, Colour

Just before his retirement, storied detective Fai arrests a young woman for drug possession. Soon he realises that the girl is the daughter of a teenage mother whom he met 20 years ago. During the investigation, he is reminded of his failure to prevent the tragic fate that met her parents all those years ago. Produced under the much-lauded First Feature Film Initiative, Alan Fung’s feature directorial debut links two real-life tragedies together to tell a heartbreaking story of survival and abandonment. Tracing the harrowing experiences of two young women from an older character’s perspective, Fung asks difficult questions about the vicious cycle and indifference that created the brutal and uncertain reality facing today’s youths.

Screening Details at Film Festivals:
London East Asia Film Festival

Festivals & Awards

Osaka Asian Film Festival: In Competition

Barcelona Vic Asian Summer Film Festival: In Competition

Chicago Asian Pop-up Cinema

Singapore Hong Kong Film Festival – Project HK

Director's Biography

Alan Fung graduated with a degree in Communications from Macquarie University of Sydney, Australia. He was a director and screenwriter of documentary programmes for television. His short film Turbulence (2015) was shortlisted at the Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival – Local Competition Section (Open Category). He won the First Feature Film Initiative (Professional Group) organised by Create Hong Kong to make his first feature film Elisa’s Day.


Director Alan Fung
Producer Wong Yat-ping
Scriptwriter Alan Fung
Cinematographer Zhang Ying
Editor Alan Cheng
Art Director Albert Poon
Music Tats Lau
Sound Thomas Cheng, Vincent Tam,
Chill Yang
Action Chang Yung-cheung
Cast Ronald Cheng, Hanna Chan,
Tony Wu, Carol To
Production Amour Film Limited
World Sales Entertaining Power Co. Limited