Hong Kong Film Festival
Udine Far East Film Festival
International Film Festival of Rotterdam
Ching Yi Ho, Ka Tung Lam
Suet Ying Chung, Petrina Fung, Suet Lam, Patrick Tse
Ka Tung Lam
Chi Yeung Chan, Kei Wing Nip
Kai Wing Yeung
Edko Films Limited
Chau was once a notorious assassin with a lethal slash, and his partner Fong was infamous for her deadly kung fu moves. Now, at the twilight of their lives, their best days behind them, Chau cuts noodles with his famous knife, and Fong is a nightclub owner, while her opportunistic daughter-in-law wants to dump her in a retirement home. One day, though, their lives find renewed purpose. They become the Guardian Angels of the Elderly, using their martial-arts skills to put elders out of their misery voluntarily, because they’re either sick or jaded with life. All’s well until a teenager with no ambition in life attracts the attention of the angels, causing new complications in their line of work.
Two icons of Hong Kong’s true golden age of the 1960s, the legendary Petrina Fung (“the Shirley Temple of Hong Kong”) and the venerable Patrick Tse (SHAOLIN SOCCER), who personified Hong Kong cool before Chow Yun-Fat was even acting, reclaim their places on the silver screen in director Ricky Ko’s debut feature, TIME. One of the two recent films – the other being the award-winning I CARE A LOT – to explore anew dark social issues regarding old age with humour, heart, cautious optimism and a splash of action – TIME is a love letter not just to Hong Kong cinema but to legendary heroes who are all too soon forgotten, struggling to be relevant in the ever evolving society. Fresh from the screens of Hong Kong, catch TIME before you run out of time! – King-Wei Chu
Winning praise from Martin Scorsese, HAN GONG-JU verges on perfection. It’s impossible to remain unmoved by this drama, as relevant as it is powerful.
The legendary Koji Yakusho delivers one of his most moving performances in this repentant yakuza drama by Miwa Nishikawa.
An extremely irreverent comedy in which a nude-dash obstacle course and much more awaits fans of absurdist humour.