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Hong Kong Family


Director: TSANG Hing Weng Eric (曾慶宏)

2022|Hong Kong|112min|Language: Cantonese|Subtitles: English, Japanese, Chinese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/16 Thu 15:50 ABC Hall  
3/19 Sun 10:00 *Sold Out ABC Hall
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Teresa MO (毛舜筠)
TSE Kwan Ho (謝君豪)
Edan LUI (呂爵安)
Hedwig TAM (談善言)
Angela YUEN (袁澧林)

Drawing upon his own family background for his debut feature, TSANG Hing Weng Eric turns in an assured and unsentimental drama about a family breakup. It begins with an explosive argument between a miserable mother and a distant father who have reached the end of their patience with each other at a winter solstice dinner. When the father waves a knife at the mother and strikes his son, it begins an eight-year wait for the family to reckon with their problems. The arrival of a cousin from the UK who is determined to see everyone gather together for another winter solstice dinner sets in motion a thaw that allows them to rethink their relationships. Powerful naturalistic performances from the cast and TSANG’s deep writing creates a film that displays a perceptive understanding of the difficulty in communication.

[Jason MAHER]

Director TSANG Hing Weng Eric(曾慶宏)