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Red Carpet: The Directors of "Memories to Choke On, Drinks to Wash Them Down"

04 December 2020

On Friday evening, the Five Flavours Red Carpet will host the directors of "Memories To Choke On, Drinks to Wash Them Down" – the actor and director Kate Reilly and cinematographer and director Leung Ming-kai, who was also responsible for the cinematography for "Suk Suk."

The meeting will be a chance to talk about the contemporary Hong Kong, the emotions of its people, and the process of making this novella production, made up of four parts – three fictional episodes and one documentary.

Leung Ming-kai

As a cinematographer he worked on Sylvia Chang's "Murmur ofthe Hearts", Johnny Ma's "Old Stone", and Anocha Suwichakornpong's "By the Time It Gets Dark". Films he shot have been selected by festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, New York, Rotterdam. Kai has been nominated for various national cinematography awards. His most recent cinematography effort, Ray Yeung’s "Suk Suk", was justshown at Berlin Film Festival and is nominated for Best Picture at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Kai has also directed several awarded short films. "Memories to Choke On, Drinks to Wash Them Down" is his feature directorial debut. 

Kate Reilly

An actress and filmmaker from the United States. As an actress, Kate has worked with directors including Anocha Suwichakornpong, John Magary, Lee Chatametikool, and Leung Ming-kai, in films that were selected by Rotterdam's Tiger Awards, Tribeca, Busan, and Edinburgh Film Festivals, as well as HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival. Kate acts with New York theater group Polybe + Seats. Kate was on a house sketch team that wrote and performed live comedy at the Peoples Improv Theater in New York. She wrote for and produced Lock-in!, a variety show, and played Dorothy in improvised "Golden Girls" episodes.

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