After living in Australia for a decade, Kevin returns to Hong Kong and reunites with childhood friend Jamie. Kevin confesses his affection for Jamie but is met with aloofness, spiraling him into self-sabotaging behavior. Now Jamie needs to reconcile his feelings for Kevin before he loses him forever. In this stunning tale of forbidden romance, director Simon Chung (Innocent, End of Love) takes audiences on a journey to revisit childhood nostalgia, inviting us to reminisce upon our experience of first love.
One Stride: Chosen Family (Dir: Stephen Winter, 10 min.)
SAT | July 21 | DGA 1 | 11:30 AM
Director: Simon Chung
Hong Kong | 93 minutes | 2018
Cantonese with English subtitles
Simon Chung graduated from York University in Toronto, where he majored in film production. After returning to Hong Kong, he worked in the local film and television industry. Since 1996, he worked as an independent filmmaker. Innocent, his debut feature, premiered at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and won the NFB Best Canadian Film Award at Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. His second feature, End of Love, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009, while his third feature, Speechless, premiered at the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.