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The Narrow Road

Zhai lu wei chen
dir. Lam Sum
Hong Kong 2022, 115’
subtitles: Polish and English

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Polish premiere
Theatrical Screenings
Th 17 Nov, 15:30
Su 20 Nov, 10:30
Kinoteka 1
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Awards and festivals
World premiere: Edinburgh IFF
Hong Kong 2022
Duration: 115’
director: Lam Sum
screenplay: Fean Chung
cinematography: Meteor Cheung Yu Hon
editing: Emily Leung Man Shan
music: Yan Wong Hin
cast: Louis Cheung, Angela Yuen
producer: Mani Man Pui-Hing
production: mm2
language: Cantonese
colouration: colour

Film description

Candy is inept when it comes to life skills. She lives in a tiny, windowless room and desperately needs a job to provide for herself and her seven-year old daughter. But the city has just gone into lockdown and the job market is completely dead. By a stroke of luck, Candy finds work with her neighbor Chak, a good man running a small cleaning outfit. The two wander around Hong Kong’s desolate streets, disinfecting one room after another. Will Candy be able to take full advantage of the opportunity she’s been given?

This warm, compassionate story about the most vulnerable members of society struggling in the pandemic is a masterpiece of current Cantonese cinema. Lam Sum began as a director in Johnnie To’s Fresh Wave program. Here, he depicts his characters with kindness and tenderness. Both actors – the well-known Louis Cheung and Angela Yuen – were nominated for Golden Horse Awards for their roles in the movie.

Marcin Krasnowolski

Lam Sum

Born in Hong Kong, graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Independent director of feature and documentary films, lecturer, activist. Currently lives in London, where he still wants to make movies about his compatriots.


2021 Shao nian / May You Stay Forever Young

2022 Wąska droga / Dzaak lou mei tsan / The Narrow Road

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