Yesterday the full line-up for the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival was announced, and this year's closing film is a director's cut of Philip Yung's Port Of Call
. The director's last film, May We Chat
, was an impressive look at compensated dating and teen prostitution in the city, and he has previously impressed audiences with films including Glamorous Youth
and wrote last year's firefighter hit As The Lights Went Out
as well as Juno Mak's Rigor Mortis
Port Of Call stars Aaron Kwok, Elaine Jin, Jessie Li, Michael Ning and Patrick Tam, and is described on the festival's official website thus:
A teenage prostitute is murdered; her body cut up and flushed down the toilet, and her severed head thrown into Victoria Harbor. Director Philip Yung (Glamorous Youth, 33th) chooses to focus not on the crime or the investigation, but on the dead girl and her family, the cop and his family, and the killer who is without a family. The result is a genre-bender that progresses as it digresses, an atmospheric mosaic of human lives and actions that invariably get complicated, out of order and beyond reason, and with the characters firmly grounded in gritty and unforgiving reality.
Frankly that's enough to sell us on this one, and we eagerly await its debut on 6 April. In the meantime, here's the first trailer for the film. What do you think?
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