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Port of Call

踏血尋梅 (Daap hyut cam mui)
Hong Kong 2015. Dir: Philip Yung. 98 min. DCP

A teenage prostitute is murdered and her body disposed of in grisly fashion. Director Philip Yung (Glamorous Youth) chooses to focus not on the crime or the investigation, but on the dead girl and her family, the cop and his family, and the killer, who is without family. The result, evocatively lensed by Wong Kar-wai DP Christopher Doyle, is a genre-bender that progresses as it digresses, an atmospheric mosaic of complicated, chaotic human lives and actions, with the characters firmly grounded in gritty and unforgiving reality. “Yung’s talents take a confident step forward, shoring up his position as one of the most distinctive voices in Hong Kong cinema today” (James Marsh, Screen Daily). Screening courtesy of Mei Ah Entertainment Group Co., Ltd.

 

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"Philip Yung turns in his strongest effort to date ... A current, purely Hong Kong voice."

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