VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Hong Kong A-listers Shawn Yue and Eric Tsang star in Wong Chun’s gritty independent drama, which won the Golden Horse Award (Taiwan’s Oscar) for Best New Director. Made on a shoestring budget — the two stars took significant pay cuts to participate — the film portrays the difficult relationship between a mentally-ill former stockbroker and his estranged truck driver father, while also shedding light on the more unsavoury aspects of contemporary Hong Kong. As the film begins, Tung (Yue) is released into the grudging care of his father (Tsang) after several years in a mental hospital. In the cramped tenement his father shares with a multitude of judgmental and ill-informed neighbours, Tung must begin the challenging task of facing up to his troubled past (including the tragic death of his mother) while embarking on an uncertain future.
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Erin Michalak, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia and founder and leader of the Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD).
Co-sponsored by the Collaborative RESearch Team to study psychosocial issues in Bipolar Disorder (CREST.BD)
Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia.