Quattro Hong Kong 1
Red Earth / Clara Law / English / 22 min
Fried Glutinous Rice / Herman Yau / Cantonese / 13 min
We Might as Well be Strangers / Heiward Mak / Cantonese / 20 min
The Yellow Slipper / Fruit Chan / Cantonese / 12 min
4 Hong Kong directors come together for a common prayer for their beloved city. Fruit Chan juggles animation and live action to craft an ode to cinema and innocence in The Yellow Slipper. In Clara Law’s Red Earth, Daniel Wu plays a management consultant coming to Hong Kong to meet a girl who never shows up, and finding a sun that never sets. Heiward Mak, the youngest of the quartet, weaves a nocturnal tale of lonely hearts and destiny in We Might as Well be Strangers, and Herman Yau heads down memory lane for a dish of Fried Glutinous Rice before it went upmarket.
Quattro Hong Kong 2
Purple / Brillante Mendoza / English / 16 min
Open Verdict / Ho Yuhang / Cantonese / 21 min
M Hotel / Apichatpong Weerasethakul / 12 min
13 Minutes in the Lives of… / Stanley Kwan / Cantonese, English, Putonghua/16 min
Quattro Hong Kong 2 brings together three of Southeast Asia’s best and Hong Kong’s own Stanley Kwan. From sleepy Tai O village to bustling Yaumatei to the city’s famed flower market, Cannes winners Apichatpong Weerasethakul (M Hotel, Thailand) and Brillante Mendoza (Purple, the Philippines) find mystery mixed with beauty. Malaysia’s Ho Yuhang (of At the End of Daybreak fame) lets fly his comic talents in Open Verdict, a gem about some kind of cross-border trade. And Stanley Kwan takes us on a real-time bus trip from the airport to Kowloon in 13 Minutes in the Lives of… The heady and deadly mix of Hong Kong and cinema; wonder never ceases.