Set in the early 1970s, it tells the story of a Chinese-Japanese student who returns to her native Hong Kong after graduating from a university in London. Once she arrives back home, she and her family begins to fight, largely due to cultural and societal conflicts between her mother and herself.
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A touching and thoughtful examination of Hong Kong's fluid, transnational cultural identity in the 1960s, which also opens up postcolonial possibilities of reconciliation between China and Japan. With regards to the latter, this may resonate with Hou's Café Lumière (2003), which explores relations between Japan and Taiwan post-WWII. Cheung is excellent as usual. I only wish the image quality were better.