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Audience Award

  • Japan Premiere

Competition|Special Focus on Hong Kong 2020

Better Days


Director: Derek TSANG (曾國祥)

2019|China, Hong Kong|135min|Language: Mandarin|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/10 (Tue) 13:20 *Sold Out Cine Libre Umeda 4    
3/14 (Sat) 10:30 *Sold Out ABC Hall    
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ZHOU Dongyu (周冬雨)
Jackson YEE (易烊千璽)

Aspiring to enter a top national school as a way out of poverty, straight-A student Chen Nian works hard to pass the Gaokao ‒ China's tough college entrance exam ‒ but she is the target of bullying from the richer kids. When Chen helps out another victim, the bullying intensifies. Her only source of relief is the help of an orphaned street kid named Bei who defends her and the two get closer and it seems that love will be the light to get them through their darkest hour but when there is a deadly accident involving a classmate, the dreams and sacrifices the two are prepared to make aren't enough to protect them from reality…

Widely regarded as one of the best films of 2019, "Better Days" features a stirring performance by lead actress ZHOU Dongyu who is at the centre of a realistic, harrowing and gritty tale of bullying that is sure to leave audiences disturbed and moved.

[Jason MAHER]