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Bamboo Theatre is a makeshift, open-air and bamboo shed theatre, which is built and fixed by plastic straps, without any heavy-duty materials. During festivities in Hong Kong’s villages, Chinese opera troupes are invited to perform ritualistic operas in the temporary theatre constructed in front of the temple, in order to express their gratitude to the Chinese gods they worship. Spirits and gods are the primary audiences. This film follows ritual practices in various villages and remote islands of Hong Kong for two years. It is the portrait of this traditional cultural space, its way of building and dismantling, also the collaborative work of troupes’ performers, stage managers and wardrobe. It allows the audience to observe multiple corners of the space, and the variety of ways in which people make use of it. [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020] 戏棚,一座座以竹竿搭建而成的临时剧场,每年都会出现在香港不同的角落,渔村、乡镇、小岛与市区都有它们的筑迹。这早于一百五十年前已出现的文化场所,是香港独有保存的非物质文化遗产,集结戏棚搭建技艺、民间风俗与戏曲艺术于一身。 影片丰富纪录这文化场所出现的不同族群:戏棚师傅如何搭建容纳千人的剧场空间;乡民如何参与娱神娱人的酬神活动;剧团如何搬演一段段扣人心弦的戏曲表演。透过镜头,带着观众游走于他们当中,倾听他们的对话、了解他们的生活,感受这一座座戏棚蕴藏的魅力。

For several decades, the Malayan Communist Party had fought a guerrilla war for independence in the jungles of Malaysia. Whilst this war lasted, they sent babies out of the jungle to ensure their survival. Boluomi is one of them. The past remains unknown until today. Yifan is a young Malaysian who left his country due to racial discrimination, and slowly he discovers his connection with Boluomi. [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020] 大学生一凡为了逃避父子关系,从马来西亚到台湾寻找新机会。莱拉为了家人的生计,从菲律宾来台非法打工。两个漂泊的灵魂走到了一起,尽管乡愁是共同的语言,爱情终究还是走向了分离。宿命轮回,如同半世纪前一段禁忌的家族历史。争取独立的马来西亚共产党在森林里打了数十年的游击战,小孩出生就会被偷偷送出以求生存,一凡的父亲便是如此。坎坷的身世造就了他一辈子的困惑,逃亡与漂泊成了家族印记。个人何以能够抵御时代洪流,国族历史又如何扣连着家族命运?唯有努力活着,生命薪火才不致熄灭,家乡的菠萝蜜也才能持续飘香。 廖克发改编童年经历与家族故事,延续创作母题,探讨异乡人的乡愁与族群生命样态。跨越三代与海峡,透过爱情、家庭、世代传奇、记忆与身份建构,在迷宫中追寻自我认同。共同导演陈雪甄融以深厚表演功力,将“虎爷”吴念轩打造成满口地道马来腔的侨生,散发出截然不同的底层况味。

These five short films are variously from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore. What did the uncle in Kua Bo see that made everyone unhappy? What is the difference between a person’s exterior and internal qualities in Shanghai Man Woman? What did the father and son see in Coffin? How does one resolve the tension between a visible duty and an internal struggle in Lucky Draw? And what can you “see” in that bowl of porridge in 3 Generations 3 Days? [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020]

Changfeng Town is located in an inconspicuous corner of China. The townspeople all know one another and are content with life. Airplanes often fly across the town, reminding people of an unknown outside world. Many things in this town exist in solitude - the cinema, the dentist’s office, the car repair shop, the newspaper office and the elementary school. The townspeople are unique and full of eccentricities. Each has a unique story: The domestic problem of the aimless redhead, the secret between the dentist and his son, the unrequited love of cinema ticket-seller Cai-Xia and the loneliness of the crippled Xi-Shan. A few mischievous boys wander in and out of these little stories, coinciding with the coming-of-age and departure of one of these boys. The film is divided into five intertwining chapters, always filled with joy and sadness but never without hope. [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020] 长风镇是中国角落一个不起眼的小镇。镇上居民大多彼此相识,形成一个自给自足的生态系统。小镇上空每隔一段时间就会有飞机呼啸而过,提醒大家镇外未知世界的存在。 镇上很多东西都是唯一的:电影院、牙医诊所、汽修厂、报社、小学……镇上居民也多有些怪癖和畸零。镇上的小人物有各自的故事:无业少年红毛的爱情与家庭、诊所医生与儿子的秘密、电影院售票员彩霞的心事、汽修厂跛脚人喜山的孤独、镇长无所事事的一天。几个调皮的小男孩贯穿了这些不同人物的不同故事,故事结束于其中一个男孩离开长风镇。 人物与故事分为五组讲述,却并非毫无关联,它们在细节上紧密联系和呼应。故事有欢乐、有感伤,但毫不绝望。

There is a murder case in the Mongolian steppe. A herder is asked to guard the crime scene - a woman who resolutely scares off both wolves and her neighbour. She has her own plans for the future, which are closely linked to the myths of her homeland. [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020] 18岁的警察负责看守一个年轻女子的谋杀现场,一名35岁的女牧民被派去协助他。在寒冷荒凉的蒙古草原上,两人发生了关系,女牧民怀了孩子。

What is imaginary? What is an extension of reality? Let's take a look at how imagination and reality are presented in these four short films from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan - Goldfish, Sister, Old man and a Dog, and Together Apart. [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020]

50-year-old Jim (Gerald Chew, Apprentice, Cannes Film Festival 2016 Un Certain Regard) loses his high-flying job in status-conscious Singapore, but his ego and pride compel him to hide this from his wife (Amy J Cheng, Crazy Rich Asians) and daughter. His only confidante is his best friend (Sivakumar Palakrishnan, A Yellow Bird, Cannes Film Festival 2016 Critics' Week). Desperately clinging onto the material symbols of his past success, he unlocks a hibernating malevolent force, with sinister roots in long-buried secrets. As his dream life crumbles around him, worlds collide, the lines between then and now become increasingly blurred, and Jim descends into a waking nightmare… Repossession is a bold, genre-bending film, with an ever-evolving, haunting soundscape from Golden Horse Award-winning composer Teo Wei Yong (A Land Imagined). [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020] 50岁的新加坡男子吉姆(周光炎饰,《徒刑》,第69届坎城影展一种注目单元)突然失去了高薪的白领工作,但自负骄傲的他选择对妻子(郑花如饰,《疯狂富豪》)和女儿隐瞒这个残酷的事实,而他只能向好友维诺德(希瓦库马尔·帕拉克里斯南饰,《一只黄鸟》,第69屆坎城影展国际影评人周)倾诉心声。生活在这座功利的城市里,吉姆放不下得之不易的成功,埋藏于内心深处的骇人秘密开始释放一股蛰伏已久的邪恶力量。他精心打造的美满人生濒临崩溃,身心灵交错跌宕,现在与过去的界线交叠、渐显模糊,致使他身处梦魇之中…… 《夺还》大胆地颠覆了电影传统体裁模式,其诡异、多变的配乐是由2019年金马奖最佳原创音乐奖得主张伟勇创作。

Suk Suk is a portrayal of a gay relationship between two men in their twilight years. Pak, 70, a married taxi driver who refuses to retire, meets Hoi, 65, a retired single father. Although both are secretly gay, they are proud of their families. The film examines the subtle day-to-day moments of the two men as they struggle between conventional morals and their personal desires. [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020] 出租车司机“柏”,年轻时移居来港,结婚40年,育有一子一女,是上一代港人勤奋向上的幸福典范。“海”则是已退休的单亲爸爸,相依为命的儿子如今也已成家立业。两人在香港活过半世纪,令他们自豪的,是一手建立的家;但暗藏在身体与心底的欲望,却教两人在最后一段路,遇上彼此。面对迟来的爱情,他们该顺从内心渴望,还是走回别人以为的“正途”? 耕耘同志题材多时的香港导演杨曜恺,带来内敛写实、余韵动人的第三部剧情长片。这回将镜头对准迟暮之年的深柜男性,不仅亲昵而温柔地凝视那些困在传统体制里的寂寞灵魂;对于“家庭价值”的难解习题,也能真诚面对。两位金马奖最佳男配角太保、袁富华,充分展示老姜威力,这回联袂入围影帝。饰演同妻的资深舞台剧演员区嘉雯,也提名最佳女配角。堪称2019年最亮眼的香港独立制片。

There are many problems in the Zhang family, but one eventful summer changes many things. Zhang Junxiong is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and his condition weighs heavily on his wife Wang Feng and the rest of the family. Feng has mixed feelings about Jun-Xiong’s memory loss, in hope that he might forget his lover in the army. Meanwhile, their daughter, Xiao Meng, is released on parole from a long prison term and struggles to reconnect with her illegitimate son, Ah Chuan, and her loose-cannon ex-boyfriend, Ah Wen. When Cheng-An who served in the army with Jun-Xiong, visits the family, it makes Feng suspicious of whether Jun-Xiong really forgets about the past romance. Feng doesn’t want this past secret discovered by his daughter and grandson, but she also cannot relieve the pain from this forbidden secret. [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020] 六年前,小梦替男友阿文顶罪入狱,好不容易从漫长刑期中假释出来,迎接她的,却是一个完全陌生的家:父亲张军雄被诊断有失智症,有时会记不得她;母亲王凤为这个家燃尽青春,气愤她恨铁不成钢。入狱时仍在襁褓的儿子阿全,完全不认识她。而最令她伤心的是,昔日男友阿文早已移情别恋…… 父亲的生日到了,昔日部队友人成恩突然上门造访,带来的虽是成恩母亲的病重消息,透露的却是张军雄不为外人知的秘密:一直钟爱成恩的他,最终还是选择了自己的家。当张军雄决定去探望成恩的母亲时,这趟看似访友、实则寻爱的旅程,终让浪掷青春、枯等一生的王凤,陷入了崩溃边缘;再加上小梦与男友阿文深陷泥淖的爱情,一场家庭风暴正悄悄上演……

In the late 19th century, Mack, a heroic outlaw who steals from the rich to give to the poor, is loved and respected by the people, but has long been a difficult case for the Yard. With the help of Sherlock, detective Gordon Gorilla Riller and Carlson Fox finally manages to catch Mack at his daughter Katie’s birthday party. But Sherlock is then reviled by the people for arresting their hero. Four years later, Mack fights with the notorious Scarface in prison, and then climbs over the wall to escape. While tracking down Mack, Sherlock discovers Mack’s heart-breaking reason behind his escape, and decides to let him fulfil his final wish before his voluntary surrender to the police. However, Scarface suddenly appears and kidnaps Katie. Sherlock and Watson team up with Gordon Gorilla Riller and Carlson Fox for the rescue. A battle of life and death unfolds! [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020] 19世纪末,劫富济贫的侠盗马奇深受贫苦大众爱戴,却令苏格兰场疲于奔命。在福尔摩斯献计下,孖宝干探李大猩和狐格森布下天罗地网,终于在马奇私生女凯蒂的生日派对上将他擒获。福尔摩斯却遭到民众唾骂。四年后,马奇袭击狱中老大刀疤熊,并以神乎奇技的方法越过围墙逃走。福尔摩斯和华生穷追不舍,与马奇狭路相逢。原来马奇越狱另有苦衷,更承诺完成心愿后就会到警局自首。一心以为事情将告一段落的福尔摩斯,没想到螳螂捕蝉,黄雀在后,刀疤熊竟突然出现,更剑指马奇爱女凯蒂!福尔摩斯等人为救无辜,只好联手对付刀疤熊。一场生死大决战在漫天花火中展开……

As the old saying goes, a child is a gift from Heaven. But for Carmen, a child is a curse, a creature only out for revenge. A woman’s life is forever changed when she becomes a mom. Kiss goodbye to the thin waist, magnificent breasts and the late night wining and dining. Quality life is tragically dragged down because of the midnight feeding and frequency of poop and pee. For years, Carmen had had no intention of having children and had enjoyed her quiet married life with her husband. But when she becomes pregnant by accident, her job transfer to the U.S. is postponed indefinitely and she must give up her beloved smokes and booze. To top it off, when her mother-in-law moves in under the pretense of looking after her, her life goes awry along with her hormones. [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020] 尤家敏的人生是所有港女的最终目标:身为高薪厚职的名牌PR阿姐,漂亮、能干又懂得享受人生,备受老公疼爱,两人也有共识:二人世界,BB免谈。怎料一天宝宝突然降临,家敏从未预见的责任如海啸袭来,工作、家庭、爱情通通被这个未出世的小魔怪搞得天翻地覆,一早想好的理想人生计划一下子被打乱!在香港要兼顾事业与家庭并不简单,要为人父母更是得能人所不能,曾执导《同班同学》的陆以心,以这出喜剧笑谈女强人的笑与泪,轻松面对生活中那些未能预计的二三事。

When 26-year-old Civics teacher, Kevin, openly voices his stance on marriage equality at school, he stirs up a storm. His being madly in love with a HIV positive man does not sit well with the people around him. When a rumour breaks out about his HIV status, he is forced to make choices no one should have to. [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020] Kevin,26岁,公民老师,同志。对学生及同事温和有礼,下班之余参与同志运动,在茫茫人海中寻找爱情。因缘际会下,Kevin爱上一名陌生男子,却发现他不仅是有妇之夫,甚至罹患爱之病。母亲不谅解这段感情,感染的恐惧与正妻的胁迫夹击,校园更开始传出流言蜚语。众说纷纭、众敌环伺,原来当全世界都反对时,爱一个人是这么的困难…… 筹备三年,导演陈敏郎融合爱情、亲情、职场、家庭,炖煮一部充满灵魂的动人小品。实力派演员张诗盈饰演正妻,将遭背叛的妒意与怒意诠释得直窜人心。《台北物语》最佳绿叶邱志宇首度跃升男主角,除了大胆挑战全裸床戏,更细腻描绘母子间的磨合与同志受霸凌的畏怯,令人耳目一新。于街头取材的同婚连署与同志游行,更为台湾的同志运动留下大银幕见证。

A gang leader on the run seeking redemption... A girl in trouble risking everything to gain her freedom... Both hunted on the hidden shores of the Wild Goose Lake. They take a deadly gamble on what may be their last day. [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020] 在南方某城市,有一个鱼龙混杂、管理失序的城中村,周泽农(胡歌饰)是盗窃团伙中一位领头,因为意外杀了一个警察而踏上逃亡之路。刑警大队队长(廖凡饰)和黑社会势力都在设法逮住他,周泽农决定躲进一个不起眼的湖边度假小镇——野鹅塘。 在野鹅塘,周泽农邂逅了妓女刘爱爱(桂纶镁饰),并请她协助传话给多年不见的妻子杨淑俊(万茜饰)。警方开出了30万的悬赏金,周泽农打算让妻子来举报他,给自己的家人留一笔生活所需的资金。

Born into the bottom tiers of society, two teenage brothers with nothing but each other hope to change their fate through their love of basketball. Little brother Tung-hao joins an elite school and transforms into a dazzling superstar; big brother Hsiu-yu ends up on a ragtag squad about to be disbanded, finding an unexpected new brotherhood in his never-say-die teammates. Eventually, the brothers cross paths on their way to ultimate basketball glory — the HBL championship — where they will discover that some things are more important than winning. [PART OF SINGAPORE CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL 2020] 姜秀宇、姜桐豪这对兄弟在困顿中长大,他们拥有的,只有对篮球的热情,以及对彼此情感的依赖。他们的才能在一场街头斗牛赛被发掘,弟弟姜桐豪被名门球队育英高中选上,捨弃哥哥,去追逐梦想的HBL荣耀。 哥哥姜秀宇则进入徘徊在十二强边缘的光诚中学,曾经因为单耳失聪而放弃打球的他,获得教练与队友的支持,重拾了过去的热情与自信,带领球队拿下一场场胜利,但他却和弟弟渐行渐远,在HBL的球场上,成为彼此最大的对手。在争夺冠军的最终关键时刻,两人终于发现,人生有比赢球更重要的事。在球场上失去的,必须在下半场,奋力找回来……

A shocking kidnapping case takes place in Thailand. In-Nam (Hwang Jung-Min) just completed his last murder for hire contract as an assassin. He is aware that the kidnapping case is related to him. In-Nam heads to Thailand. There, he meets his helper Yoo-Yi (Park Jung-Min) and they work on the kidnapping case. Meanwhile, Ray (Lee Jung-Jae) learns that his sibling was assassinated by In-Nam. To take revenge on In-Nam, he heads to Thailand.

“Mulan” is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.

“Mulan” is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.

The story tells of Yanny (Charlene Choi), who leaves Hong Kong to escape a love affair gone bad. She goes to San Jose to visit Ling (Sammi Cheng), an old friend she hasn't seen in years. It seems like Ling and her husband Tang (Tong Dawei) lead an ideal, carefree existence. But during the short span of five days, Yanny uncovers the truth hidden behind the façade as she discovers the unspeakable secrets that propel all three down a fatal path shattering their American dreams and imperilling their lives.

Once a star in his finance firm, Bowen (starring Aaron KWOK) now spends his nights in a 24-hour fast food joint, where he encounters others "roommates" who are in a similar predicament: a mother (starring Cya LIU) with her daughter who has taken out high-interest loans to cover her mother-in-law's debt, an old man (starring Alex MAN) who is too afraid to go home, a young runaway (starring Zeno KOO), a young singer (starring Miriam YEUNG) living in a temporary shelter. Together these accidental roommates must strive to lift one another out of rock bottom.

From the studio that brought you Nezha comes the new animation blockbuster, Jiang Zi Ya: Legend of Deification, based on the popular fantasy novel, Feng Shen Yan Yi or The Investiture of the Gods. An epic legend of the great battle of the Gods, fighting across the three realms of Human, Gods and Demons! The story is based on Jiang Zi Ya, a disciple of Kunlun, who on orders from the Gods, lead an army of people with special powers to overthrow the brutal Shang Kingdom, with Ne Zha serving as one of his generals. Jiang Zi Ya was about to become the leader of the Gods, however, at his peak, he was dismissed from the ranks of the Gods due to an incident. He lost his powers and was cast aside by the world. Jiang Zi Ya embarked on a journey to return to Kunlun. Gradually, he rediscovers himself and learns the truth behind what happened.

With glorious days from 5 consecutive championships in the 1980s, the women's national volleyball team of China had transcended the conventional definition of sports in the hearts of Chinese people. When the Chinese team was pitted against the US team led by Lang Ping at the 2008 Beijing Volleyball Game, everyone knew that it was a match that China could not lose, and certainly could not afford to lose. Defeated, the Chinese team plunged into the deepest abyss in three decades. As Lang Ping returned to her country to coach the team, many m used aloud as to whether China women's national volleyball team would be able to retrieve lost grounds. The film recounts the ups and downs, the sweat and sacrifice of the team over the past four decades. While the team’s persistence and teamwork became a national inspiration and collective memory in the 80s, whether the team spirit can be passed down to the new generation as China goes through rapid changes?

Tenet is an upcoming action thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.

The film is based on true events taking place during Sino-Japanese war in Shanghai, China in 1937. There are around 400 soldiers (so called Eight Hundred Heroes in history), holding out against numerous waves of Japanese forces for 4 days and 4 nights during the battle and protection of the Si Hang Warehouse. 1937年10月26日,淞沪会战已经进入了尾声,国军的失败已成定局。大部队开始西撤,只留下谢晋元率领的“八百壮士”坚守四行仓库,向外界保持抵抗的样态,以争取国际社会的支持。日军开始攻打仓库,每个逃兵只有一个念头——如何逃离这座“坟墓”。 更有勇敢的童子军战士,冒着生命危险向仓库送去一面国旗。一场简单却庄重的升旗仪式,彻底把逃兵、百姓和国军战士的心紧紧凝聚在了一起……

Vanguard is an internationally-renowned and privately-owned venture high-tech security agency founded by Tang Huanting (Jackie Chan). Their client, Qin Guoli, alerted the U.S. intelligence agencies of his boss, Massym, as the leader of an aggressive military group in the Middle East. Maasym is then assassinated by the U.S. government and his son, Omar, ordered to have Qin captured. Vanguard members Lei Zhenyu (Yang Yang), Zhang Haixuan (Ai Lun) and Miya (Mu Qimiya) are sent on a mission to rescue Qin and to protect his estranged daughter, an elephant conservationist, Fareeda (Xu Ruohan).