Queenie (Closing Dynasty), Dir. Lloyd Lee, Choi. UK Premiere. 17 mins
Roaming the streets of New York, Queenie is dead set on one thing: getting money. Following the seven-year-old’s shrewd gaze as she navigates the adult world, the film speaks of things parents try to keep hidden, and of childlike tenacity.
MO, Dir Ka Cheuk Fung. International Premiere. 30 mins
Mo is a Pakistani torture claimant who has been waiting for his refugee status to be approved, but has not heard from the government yet, and as a result has to work in secret (the government prohibits illegal immigrants from working in Hong Kong). The story gives a voice to torture claimants from different parts of the world, whose dreams are as humble as having a secure home in Hong Kong.
Have A Nice Day, Dir. Kok Rui, Lau. UK Premiere. 25 mins
A jobless Pakistani immigrant who wants to salvage his marriage by driving for riding apps, which is targeted by the Hong Kong police.
This is a GALA screening as part of an ongoing nation-wide hybrid film festival, Odyssey: a Chinese cinema season 2023 (26 May – 30 June), in partnership with Picturehouse at FACT Liverpool.