Screening Dates
  • September 6 (Sunday) 3:30
  • September 7 (Monday) 6:00
  • September 9 (Wednesday) 8:45
  • September 11 (Friday) 8:30
New Restoration

“Possibly Hong Kong’s most acclaimed indie feature ever … A striking achievement.”

Edmund Lee, Time Out

Shot on the cheap using scraps of 35mm short ends, Fruit Chan’s no-budget landmark, a smouldering portrait of disaffected youth, was the first indie feature released in post-Handover Hong Kong. Gangly high-school dropout Autumn Moon (Sam Lee, in a career-making turn), all badass posturing and teen-punk angst, runs errands for a local Triad outfit. Collecting debts in the city’s overcrowded urban projects, the try-hard gangster befriends a sickly pixie dream girl (street cast Neiky Hui-Chi Yim) who helps him unlock the mystery of a dead schoolgirl inhabiting his wet dreams. Unapologetically raw, casually violent, and bluntly pessimistic about Hong Kong’s reunification with China, Made in Hong Kong heralded Chan as a bruising new force in HK independent filmmaking, and a sobering chronicler of a generation’s self-destruction in the face of uncertainty. This 4K restoration brings the film’s grit, and current timeliness, into brilliant focus.

“Bursting with energy and jagged in style … This is a raw virtuoso work of the utmost impact and awareness, released just as Hong Kong was changing hands.”

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

“Remains one of Hong Kong’s best indies.”

Edward Wong, New York Times
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