A rare screening of Johnnie To’s classic 2003 noir police thriller
Genesis Cinema | 20 July, 2021 9:00 pm
Based on a real life case, Jun Li’s second feature is an empathetic chronicle of Hong Kong’s homeless population
Jun Li follows his acclaimed trans drama Tracey with a socially conscious story focusing on the plight of the homeless in Hong Kong, based on a real life incident. Taking place against a contrasting backdrop of luxury and extreme poverty, the film follows Fai (Francis Ng), just out of jail and stuck in an endless cycle of nomadism, coming up against an uncaring government and a police force whose actions are antagonistic at best. A stunningly frank film about Hong Kong’s socio-political and economic divide, Drifting confirms Jun Li as a passionate filmmaker committed to bringing the stories of the marginalised to the screen.