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Audience Award

  • Asia Premiere

Competition|Special Focus on Hong Kong 2017


Director: Kearen PANG (彭秀慧)

2016|Hong Kong|105min|Language: Cantonese|Subtitles: Japanese, English, Cantonese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/7 (Tue) 17:40 Hankyu Umeda Hall  
3/9 (Thu) 20:50 Umeda Burg 7: Theater3
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Chrissie CHAU (周秀娜)
Joyce CHENG (鄭欣宜)
Babyjohn CHOI (蔡瀚億)
Ben YEUNG (楊尚斌)

Christy is a typical city girl born and raised in Hong Kong. She is a month away from turning 30 and has to cope with some of the same struggles shared by women her age: the stress of work, aging and annoying parents, and a seemingly stable yet stagnant romance. The prospect of this pressure being her future is depressing but fate (and losing her apartment) makes her connect with Joyce, a woman who has never been in love and works in a dead-end job. Despite this, Joyce is relentlessly optimistic and has made the bold decision to pack up her bags and follow her childhood dreams of traveling. Christy moves temporarily into Joyce’s home and through exploring Joyce’s diary, learns more about Joyce’s life and finally makes big decisions about her own.

“29+1” is a glossy story that should appeal to a wide audience due to its universal themes about growing older and facing different responsibilities.