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Hong Kong

DISCOVERIES

Director: Kearen Pang
Year: 2017
Duration: 111′
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Genre : Comedy

Synopsis

This is a story in 2005. Christy Lam (Chrissie Chau) is a typical city girl born and raised in Hong Kong. She is a month from turning 30, and has just begun to cope with the same struggles shared by most girls of the same age: the almost unbearable stress at work, her aging but annoying parents, and her seemingly stable yet stagnant relationship. All of these only add to her fear for this next chapter of her life.
Wong Tin-Lok (Joyce Cheng), on the other hand, is also turning 30 soon, but leads a vastly different life. She has never been in love, and her job is taking her nowhere. And yet, she has always kept an optimistic attitude towards life. On the verge of her next chapter, she makes a bold decision to just pick up her bags and fulfill her childhood dream.

They have never met each other, and their personalities are night and day. But as fate would have it, Christy makes a temporary move into Wong’s apartment. Through exploring Wong’s diary, Christy not only discovers that they share the same birthday, but also learns about the bits and pieces of Wong’s life.

As their virtual bond grows, Christy begins to appreciate Wong’s alternate approach to life, so much so that it becomes an integral part of Christy’s own. Who has entered whose world?

Director’s Biography

Kearen Pang is Hong Kong’s most charismatic creative theater actress in recent years. She is a multimedia producer and diversified artist who is comprehensive of writer, director, actress and drama tutor. Her well known one woman shows, which are favored by the masses and had brought her the Best Actress Award of HK Drama Award in 2007. Beyond theatre works, Kearen’s first screenplay – “Isabella”, had won the Silver Bear Award in Berlin Film Festival. Writing columns and also being movie – actors’ tutor, Pang becomes very active in the media sector in Hong Kong by virtue of her independent intellectual feminine image. Because of “her scripts are full of subtle drama and stealthy sentimentality that creeps into audiences’ hearts”, in 2009 she was named by CNNGO.com to be one of “The Hong Kong Hot List: 20 people to watch”, a list which includes celebrities, entrepreneurs and artists from all aspects for their impact brought to the town which is defining Hong Kong today. In 2011, Kearen is elected as the “Most Impressive Actress” in HK theatre in 20 years.

Festivals and Awards

Hong Kong Film Awards 2018 | Best New Director and Best Screenplay


SCREENING

Friday 9th Nov

16:00h

CINEMES GIRONA