Shed Skin Papa

  • Dir: Roy Szeto

  • 2016, Cantonese, 102 mins, DCP

  • Cast: Francis Ng, Louis Koo, Jessie Li, Jacky Cai, Kristal Tin

Francis Ng earned a Hong Kong Film Award nomination for his versatile, delightful performance in Roy Szeto’s directorial debut. Adapted from the award-winning theater production Shed Skin, in turn based on a play by Tsukuda Norihiko, this comedy-drama-fantasy explores themes of reconciliation and rebirth through an imaginative father-son relationship. A failing filmmaker experiencing marital troubles, Lik-hang (Louis Koo) receives the responsibility of caring for his Alzheimer’s-suffering father, Yat-hung (Francis Ng). But Yathung begins moulting, shedding a layer of skin daily and becoming a younger man in the process! As one’s life nears its natural end, perhaps another can regain its balance and begin anew.

2016 Tokyo International Film Festival, In Competition

16/8/2017 (Wed): Post-screening discussion with director Roy Szeto

Screening:

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