Ordinary Heroes

  • Dir: Ann Hui

  • 1999, Cantonese, 128 mins, DCP

  • Cast: Lee Kang-sheng, Anthony Wong, Rachel Lee, Tse Kwan-ho

Hong Kong in the 1980s, the years of living through social and political turmoil. Rising up against colonial rules, a group of idealists throw themselves into action and protests. An Italian priest-activist, a young woman campaigner, an ambitious politician whom she falls for, and her neighbor who fancies her, all are confronted with the reality of their vision, and crushed by the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Ann Hui blends real-life incidents with imagined events to recreate the times during which the Hong Kong people’s social awakening is modulated by an intersection of the historical, the political and the personal.

1999 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Film
1999 5 Golden Horse Awards including Best Feature Film and Best Director

19/11/2017 (Sun): Introduction by Ross Chen. Conducted in English




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