Big Blue Lake

Directed by Jessey Tsang Tsui-Shan

UK Premiere

Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, London presents Big Blue Lake, the deceptively simple tale of an actress, Lai-yee, who returns to her home village in an attempt to reconnect with her past. Whilst there, she becomes close to an ex-classmate, Chun, and together they search for the mythical Blue Lake. Set in the village of Ho Chung in Hong Kong’s New Territories, Tsang’s film is a beautifully shot meditation on the past, memory and the encroachment of an almost unstoppable modernisation. Big Blue Lake won its director a very worthy Best Newcomer award at the 2012 Hong Kong Film Awards.

We are pleased to welcome director Jessey Tsang and producer Teresa Kwong for a post-screening Q&A.

Staff Review

Not sure if Big Blue Lake is for you? Read our review from Cornerhouse Digital Reporter Emma Chibulu here.

This special screening is presented by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 1997.

This event is part of ongoing series programmed with Chinese Film Forum UK and the Confucius Institute

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98 minutes


Full English

Country of origin:
Hong Kong

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