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142 Ratings


Faa Ziu Zi Mei | 花椒之味

Directed by Heiward Mak
Hong Kong, China, 2019
  • Cantonese
  • English


After her father died, a Hong Kong girl discovers she has two hitherto unknown sisters, one in Taiwan and one in China. To settle her father’s debt, she must reunite with them to run the family’s hot pot restaurant.

Our take

Three sisters unite over hot pot in Heiward Mak’s colorful, deftly directed family dramedy starring the great Sammi Cheng. A divide of ages, cultures, and perspectives come to a head at their father’s restaurant, which provokes questions of legacy, family, entrepreneurship, and happiness. A gem.

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Awards & Festivals

Hong Kong Film Awards

2020 | Winner: Best Art Direction

2020 | 10 nominations including: Best Picture

Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

2020 | Nominee: Best Actress

Critics reviews

Director Heiward Mak is one of the most promising directors to emerge in Hong Kong over the past decade, and this is the first time she’s worked with a cast this accomplished.
September 12, 2019
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