Sundays for Hong Kong
Made in Hong Kong
Feature film, HK 1997, DCP, restored version
Directed by Fruit Chan
The second movie of the series bears the same title as the first one and was released in the same year: 1997, the year in which Hong Kong was handed over to China. We will show the restored version of this anarchist cult movie, shot at low cost with non-professional actors.
- 108 min
- In Cantonese with English subtitles
“Made in Hong Kong” explores the feelings of disillusionment and pessimism that enshrouded the city as it entered a new era. This low-budget and edgy indie film focuses on the lives of a group of young Hong Kongers. The story takes place in one of the city’s public housing complexes, where a majority of the population still live today, cheek-by-jowl in micro apartments – amplifying the feelings of suffocation and despondence. Today, “Made in Hong Kong” continues to be a stark reminder that two decades after the handover to China, those same feelings of doom and gloom have not only not dissipated, but have grown stronger.