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Special Programs < Special Focus on Hong Kong 2018 >｜Competition
No. 1 Chung Ying Street
Director: Derek Sung-kee CHIU (趙崇基)
2018｜Hong Kong｜120min｜Language: Cantonese｜Subtitles: Japanese, English
|3/16 (Fri)||13:00||ABC Hall|
|3/18 (Sun)||20:00 *Sold Out||Cine Libre Umeda 4|
- YAU Hawk Sau (游學修)
LO Chun Yip (盧鎮業)
Fish LIEW (廖子妤)
Four teenagers are divided by fate when they are caught up in the 1967 pro-China demonstrations against the British colonial government in Hong Kong that start in Chung Ying Street. Illegal immigrant Wing-kuen protests for food and shelter while Chun-man participates out of patriotism. Chun-man’s western-influenced female friend Lai-wah and her admirer Chi-ho don’t understand his passion. Their lives are changed forever after the government crackdown.
Flash-forward to 2019 and protestors with their roots in the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement of 2014 are at the barricades. Teenage girl Sze-wai and her boyfriend Yee-hong took part riots and were both sentenced to jail. Sze-wai is later released but Yee-hong has gone missing. Sze-wai’s ex-boyfriend Yat-long wants to get back together with her but her heart still belongs to Yee-hong who is hiding in the New Territories with a farmer who turns out to be Wing-kuen from the 1967 story. It seems like history is repeating itself as the old man has to fight for his rights once again with three teens.
Shot in black-and-white, this bravely political film is released at a time when people in Hong Kong argue over the limits of censorship and the power of mainland China and examines two important protest movements through the lives of people caught up in the turmoil of politics.