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Hong Kong No Wave: Leaving in Sorrow 无浪城市—香港独立影像展:《忧忧愁愁的走了》

Event Information

Date: 1 July 2012 Invalid Date
Time: 10:00 Invalid Date
Venue: 1F, Associate Mission Building


日期: 2012年 7月 1日 Invalid Date
时间: 10:00 Invalid Date
场馆: 协进大楼1F

Director:Vincent Chui


Hong Kong No Wave

—— Independent Films from the SAR

This is two prosperous cities meeting on a narrow path.

Routines have smoothened the rough edges, as if nothing has disrupted their increasingly similar appearances. But memories and reality keep interrupting these simple stories, asking questions. Beneath the mirror-like stillness, life is in abundance. There are noises even when there is no wave.

A showcase of moving images from outside the mainstream of Hong Kong's film industry. A look at the production and consumption of visuals by the seven million inhabitants of Hong Kong in the past 15 years – within their reality and beyond their imagination. Be it documentary or fiction, weaving in and out of these images, is an attempt to understand Hong Kong and to face up one's dreams.

These are two cities so similar that they draw out a sense of homesickness from each other. But this time, the Hong Kong that walks towards us is a stranger, it beckons the stranger within us. Lion Rock, Suzhou Creek, they are no more; but 2046 is upon us.

Leaving in Sorrow

Director: Vincent Chui

Starring: Shawn Yu / Tony Ho / Duncan Lai / Crystal Lui / Ivy Ho / Sheung Ming Fai

Hong Kong/ 2001 / 90min / Color / Fiction

In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Film Synopsis:

Leaving in Sorrowis a gritty, realistic portrayal of Hong Kong in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis. It is the first Hong Kong production filmed in the Dogme 95 style using handheld cameras, natural lighting and real locations. The film follows a disparate group of characters including a pastor, a magazine editor and a slacker from San Francisco who find their lives suddenly turned upside down by events beyond their control.

Participating Festivals:

Official Selection, The 26thHong Kong International Film Festival

Official Selection, The 5thToronto Reel Asian International Film Festival











香港/ 2001 / 90mins / 彩色/ 剧情片






第5届多伦多Reel Asian国际电影节