2019, Cantonese, 92mins, DCP, Colour
Inspired by the book Oral Histories of Older Gay Men in Hong Kong: Unspoken but Unforgotten, director Ray Yeung tells the heartrending story of a forbidden love between two closeted elderly gay men in this beautifully crafted romance drama. Veteran taxi driver Pak and retired single father Hoi quickly fall in love after a random encounter at a park. Though bounded by their responsibility to their respective families, the two men find their long-repressed emotions unleashed during their secret rendezvous. Yeung’s elegantly understated depiction of a marginalised group even within Hong Kong’s LGBTIQ+ community won critical acclaim and awards at film festivals around the world. Back at home, the film also earned veteran actor Tai Bo his first ever Best Actor prize and a Best Supporting Actress prize for Patra Au at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Festivals & Awards
Kong Film Awards: Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards: Best Film and Best Actor
Taipei Golden Horse Awards: 5 nominations including Best Narrative Feature and Best Leading Actor
Berlin International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Hong Kong International Film Festival
Ray Yeung graduated with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the Columbia University, New York. He is the founder and chairman of the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. His first feature film Cut Sleeve Boys (2005) premiered at the Rottendam International Film Festival and his second feature Front Cover (2015) was in competition at the Chicago International Film Festival. He was awarded Artist of the Year (Film) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for his most recent film Suk Suk.
|Michael J. Werner,
Teresa Kwong, Sandy Yip,
|William Chang, Nose Chan
|Nip Kei-wing, Chan Chi-yeung
|Tai Bo, Ben Yuen,
Patra Au, Lo Chun-yip
|New Voice Film Productions Ltd.