Dir: Clara Law
Scr: Eddie Fong
Prod Co: Tedpoly
Cast: Nagase Masatoshi, Li Pui-wai
1992 / Colour / 35mm / Cantonese, Japanese, English / Chi & Eng Subtitle / 107min
Autumn Moon is the fourth film in Clara Law's "emigration series" following They Say the Moon is Fuller Here (1985), The Other Half and the Other Half (1988) and Farewell China (1990). This time, Law leaves traditional narrative structure behind, opting for an exquisite study of two very different characters. Nagase Masatoshi stars as Tokio, a young Japanese tourist who encounters Pui-wai (Li Pui-wai), a 15-year-old girl about to immigrate to Canada. Thanks to the impeccable culinary skills of Pui-wai's grandmother, the two wandering souls form a bond that transcends age, culture and language barriers. Made during the peak of the Hong Kong emigration rush, Autumn Moon uses the two lost souls to explore topics like the anxiety of a city facing the most important transition in its history and the price of leaving our roots behind.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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