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Saturday, June 1, 2024 | 16:00 – 17:53

Fly Me To The Moon

Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation • Hong Kong SAR • 01h 53m | Q&A 18:00 – 18:30

– Opening Night Film with Filmmakers Q&A –

‘Perhaps all our likings come later in life. All our affections come from a piece of childhood memory.’

Yuen moves to Hong Kong with her mother from Hunan at the age of 8 to reunite with her father. Everything in the city is dazzling and new to her. However, the family face poverty and a cultural barrier. Worse still, the father has a drug habit and has a difficult relationship with the family. This certainly is not the dream home Yuen has been looking forward to. All she wants is that her younger sister could reunite with them as soon as possible.

Out of fear, the sisters try to appease to their father in their younger years. As soon as they reach adolescence, they start to resist and escape from him. However, even after they grow up and move away from him, Yuen realizes all the people she loves and treasures resemble her father in her childhood memories.

Director’s Profile

Sasha Chuk

Sasha Chuk majored in Chinese literature and Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. Her short film ‘The Dropout of Her’ (2019) won Best Cinematography at the 13th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival. Her next short film, ‘Plain Sailing’ (2022) won the Gold Award at the 27th ifva Awards (Asian Open Category) and was also selected in the 2022 Osaka Asian Film Festival. In 2020, she won the 6th First Film Initiative by Create Hong Kong with her screenplay ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, an adaptation from her novel. ‘Fly Me to The Moon’ is her feature directorial debut.