Special Premiere Screening: After This Our Exile Saturday, July 14, 8:15 pm Director Patrick Tam in Person
Admission: $11 general public; $7 members & students.
Tam returns to filmmaking after 17 years with this moving tale of the complex emotional bond between a father and son. Set in Malaysia, the film begins as a young boy returns home to find his mother packing her suitcases; the boy will now be alone with his father, Cheong-shing (Aaron Kwok), a womanizer and gambler. Soon, the boy takes to crime to support his father's habits. Beautifully shot by cinematographer Mark Lee, the film draws its cast from all over the Chinese film world––Taiwan, Hong Kong and the PRC––to create a touching story set in a distant community. The Film Society is delighted to co-present with Asian CineVision the premiere of the director's cut of After This Our Exile / Fu zi (Hong Kong, 2006; 159m).
Print courtesy of Vision Film Workshop Limited
This screening of After This Our Exile is sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York.
The 30th Asian-American International Film Festival, presented by Asian CineVision, will run from July 19 to 28, including a one-of-a-kind retrospective of Patrick Tam’s works. As a special offer, Film Society members will receive a member's discount to the festival. Go to www.aaiff.org for information and a complete schedule.
Join the Film Society to receive priority notices and purchase advance tickets to special events like this throughout the year. Click here to see all the benefits offered to Film Society members.