- 92 min.
- Year of Production:
- Hong Kong, China
- Ben Yuen
Au Ga Man Patra
Lo Chun Yip
Lam Yiu Sing
- Production Company:
- New Voice Film Productions
- Berlinale Section:
- Berlinale Category:
- Feature Film
Screening at the Festival:
|26. 02. 20||CinemaxX 7||21:00|
|27. 02. 20||Cubix 7||19:15|
|28. 02. 20||Cubix 7||13:15|
|29. 02. 20||CinemaxX 7||21:00|
|01. 03. 20||Zoo Palast 2||16:15|
With practised movements, Hong Kong taxi driver Pak gets ready, polishes the traditional bright red paint of his car to a high shine and picks up his granddaughter from school. After years of driving a cab to support his family, he has now come to the end of his career, but he refuses to fully quit his job. In search of anonymous sex, he meets Hoi, who is retired, divorced and also a grandfather. After a first
fleeting encounter, they begin to spend time together more often. But just one late-night text message threatens to throw their everyday lives off balance. In a bathhouse, they find a place for tender moments of intimacy.
Ray Yeung’s film is based on recordings of oral history. It offers a touching insight into a hidden world and skilfully addresses the discrimination and isolation faced by older people living outside traditional family structures. In calm, subtly observant images, he sensitively depicts the passionate love two men find for each other in their old age.
BIOGRAFIE Ray Yeung
Born in Hong Kong, the director presented his first feature-length fiction film, Cut Sleeve Boys, at the 2005 International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film went on to win awards at numerous festivals and was theatrically released in countries including the USA, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines. His second feature film, Front Cover, likewise screened at international film festivals, won awards and enjoyed a theatrical release in several countries. He has also made eight short films and has directed two theatre plays that were staged in London and Hong Kong; he also directs commercials.
FILMOGRAFIE Ray Yeung (selection)
2019 Suk Suk 2015 Front Cover 2006 Cut Sleeve Boys