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Part of a curated section, “Hong Kong, Reimagined”.
Hong Kong in the striving 1960s, as seen through the innocence of childhood.Nosy, naughty and always running into trouble, a boy “Bit Ears” observes with wit and humour the ever changing society of Hong Kong under British colonial rule.
“Bit Ears”’s family - a working class father, a happy-go-lucky mother, an aspiring, starry-eyed elder brother, and our young protagonist himself, successively go through love, hope, failure, death and rebirth as we travel back to a place called old Hong Kong, a time we’ll always remember, and a place we have always called home.
Festivals & Awards
29th Hong Kong Film Awards
60th Berlin International Film Festival
“Similar to The HongKongers, Echoes of The Rainbow reminds us the important contribution made by the older generation immigrants to Hong Kong. What problems did they overcome? Building a life is not an easy journey, neither is building a home. But where is home? What is the best way for us to treasure this precious home of ours? History is an invaluable lesson for the future.
Finally, did you spot Ann Hui in the film?”
Alex Law Kai-Yui is a Hong Kong film director, screenwriter and producer. Law was educated at the Diocesan Boys’ School, Hong Kong, matriculating in 1971. Law collaborated with Mabel Cheung on many of her most famous films, including the “Migration Trilogy”: Illegal Immigrant (1985), An Autumn’s Tale (1987) and Eight Taels of Gold (1989). He wrote the screenplay for Cheung’s The Soong Sisters (1997).
Cantonese, English, English subtitles
Hong Kong SAR, China
Mei Ah Entertainment