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Archive - 11th Five Flavours Film Festival

Our Time Will Come

Ming yue ji shi you
Hong Kong, China 2017, 130’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Ann Hui
screenplay: He Jiping
cinematography: Nelson Yu Lik-wai
editing: Mary Stephen
music: Joe Hisaishi
cast: Zhou Xun, Eddie Peng, Wallace Huo, Deannie Yip, Tony Leung Ka-fai
producer: Ann Hui, Stephen Lam, Roger Lee
production: Bona Film Group, Class Limited, Distribution Workshop, Entertainment Team Media Group, Quidam Studios
language: Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese
colouration: colour

Film description

In her latest film, like in her 2014 "The Golden Era," the director returns to the times of the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. Once again, she speaks about complex relations and cruel history using a multi-perspective narration. Hui focuses the story around Fang (Zhou Xun) – a teacher who, due to a series of coincidences, becomes increasingly involved in the resistance.

Thanks to the refined sound and visual side, as well as Ann Hui's typical, restrained use of generic conventions, each gun shot and whizzing sword resounds twice as powerfully. The Hong Kong of the 1940s is portrayed as an ominously empty space, hidden in the shadow of uncertainty. Joe Hisaishi's minimalist soundtrack reaches its full strength illustrating Fang's transformation from a book-loving teacher to an emissary, fully aware of her identity and agency.

Emilia Skiba

Ann Hui

Born in 1947 in Manchuria. Graduate of the University of Hong Kong and London Film School. Director, screenwriter, producer, actress. One of the leading filmmakers of the Hong Kong new wave. Praised for works taking up controversial social issues, especially her Vietnam Trilogy.


1979 Tajemnica / Fung gip / The Secret

1982 Boat People. Uchodźcy z Wietnamu / Tau ban no hoi / Boat People

1990 Ke tu qui hen / Song of the Exile

1995 Letni śnieg / Nu ren si shi / Summer Show

1999 Qian yan wan yu / Ordinary Heroes

2008 Tacy jesteśmy / Tin Shui Wai dik yat yu ye / The Way We Are 

2009 Noc i mgła / Tin Shui Wai dik ye yu mo / Night and Fog 

2011 Proste życie / Tao jie / A Simple Life

2014 Złoty wiek / Huang jin shi dai / The Golden Era

2017 Nadejdzie nasz czas / Ming yue ju shi you / Our Time Will Come

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