A Fig

Macau Hong Kong / 2012 / Color / 90min
In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Director : Vincent Chui
24/1 (Thur) 9:30pm & 26/1(Sat) 9:30pm,agnès b. CINEMA

Written by Hong Kong Film Awards winner Lou Shiu-Wa (The Way We Are, 2008), this latest feature from indie filmmakers Vincent Chui is a realistic, unadorned portrayal of contemporary family and love relationships: Ka, a common housewife, leaves her husband after big change in the family. Then she encounters Man, who has for years blamed her father Chow for bringing to light his relationship with his lover Tracy after the accidental death of Man’s mother. And so it seems that from departures stems relationships anew, but there are in fact little to be explained in the logic of cause-and-effect for existence, death, encounters, and love.

Director’s Biography

Vincent Chui
Graduated from Communications Arts Department of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. He started his career in Hong Kong Broadcast Television Company, and has been working in the independent field since 1993. He is one of the founders of Ying E Chi, a Hong Kong Independent film Collective, with fellow local independent filmmakers to promote and distribute independent films since 1997. He made his first feature “Leaving in Sorrow”in 2001. Second feature “Fear of Intimacy” (2004) was the closing film of Taipei Film Festival and selected film in Competition of Moscow International Film Festival. “A Fig” is his latest work after the long film “Three Narrow Gates” (2008).