Just 1 Day

  • 2021, Cantonese, 98mins, DCP, Colour

A novelist, lyricist, scriptwriter and radio programme host, Erica Li can now add ‘director’ to her extensive résumé with her directorial debut, adapted from her own 2018 novel of the same name. Urban illustrator Mosaic is delighted to be reunited with his schoolyard crush Angelfish at their alumni reunion. After their fateful reunion, Mosaic decides to muster up the courage to ask Angelfish for the favour of a lifetime: To share a day together as a romantic couple before he succumbs to ALS. Beautifully shot by renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle, Just 1 Day is a heartfelt story about the importance of holding on to every precious memory in life and a melancholic remembrance of an old Hong Kong that’s been lost to gentrification and rapid urban redevelopment.

Screening Details at Film Festivals:
Udine Far East Film Festival
Chicago Asian Pop-up Cinema
London East Asia Film Festival

Festivals & Awards

Udine Far East Film Festival

Dublin International Film Festival

Hainan Island International Film Festival: H!Market Film Premiere Official Recommendation

Director's Biography

Erica Li graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained her Master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Hong Kong. She has been a singer, writer, lyricist, and began her screenwriting career since 1993. Her works include King of Comedy (1999), Ip Man, the Final Fight (2013), Shock Wave (2017), and Men Suddenly in Black (2003), which was nominated for Best Screenplay at the Golden Horse Awards. Just 1 Day is her directorial feature debut and an adaptation from her novel of the same title.


Director Erica Li
Producer Herman Yau, Jason Siu
Scriptwriter Erica Li
Cinematographer Christopher Doyle
Editor Azrael Chung
Art Director Pong Sze-ho
Music Patrick Leung
Sound Nip Kei-wing, Ip Siu-kei
Cast Charlene Choi, Wong Cho-lam
Production Emperor Film Production Company Limited
World Sales Emperor Motion Pictures