A struggling director is offered the opportunity to direct a Cat-III film to revive his career. Torn between artistic integrity and financial troubles, he also has to deal with his jealous ... See full summary »
Weedy office worker Cheung is sent to a remote village to secure property rights for his real estate company. Two martial artists run the village's teahouse, which was once the kung-fu ... See full summary »
Clement Sze-Kit Cheng,
Kuan Tai Chen,
Teddy Robin Kwan
Yiu-Kwok is a high school teacher, having a perfect family. Good times don't last long, when a student, Choy-Nam, falls in love with him. For dealing with a relationship with Mr. Seng, a ... See full summary »
It is July 1st of 1997, and Hong Kong is bright in celebration. The United Kingdom handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China leaves Ga Yin, and his fellow soldiers without ... See full summary »
In 1997, Little Cheung is a street-wise nine-year-old boy living in a bustling neighbourhood of Hong Kong, just before the reunification with China. His parents are always working at their ... See full summary »
subtle beauty by Fruit Chan again explores social transition
Durian Durian may be minimilistic in look but it's the low-key/frank element to Chan's films that recalls our own lives & intrigues the viewer, those small details that set us onto the path of growth & transition. Fruit Chan is the Ken Loach of Hong Kong/Chinese cinema, character development is the focus but underlying is an enlightening gaze at the struggle of individuals as China reverts to a Capitalist system, how progress vs. nostalgia work in tandem, both appealing & disappointing, yet ultimately it's about survival...how each concept has its moments. The recurrent motif of the Durian fruit proves to be both hilarious & stirring...a must see.
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