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High Noon@ 27th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) !!

High Noon

Lie ri dang kong

International Showcase (Hong Kong | 2008 | 106 mins | 35mm)

In Cantonese with English subtitles

35mm

US Premiere

Directed By: Heiward Mak

Exec. Producers: Yeh Jia Hai, Li Kuo Hsing
Producer: Eric Tsang
Writer: Heiward Mak
Cinematographer: Rex Chan Ho-yin
Editor: Nose Chan Chui-hing
Music: Patrick Lo
Cast: Lam Yiu-sing, Anjo Leung Hiu-Fung, Sham Ka-Kei, Jeremy Liu Pak-Wing
Produced By: Small Producer, Other Producer

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Sex, violence and detention fill the lives of seven high-school boys in HIGH NOON, a tour-de-force from 24-year-old director Heiward Mak. Wing (Lam Yiu-sing) is the new kid at school, and is soon befriended by a group of students known for getting into trouble at every given opportunity.

Punished at school, viewed as trash by society and seeing nothing in the future beyond a pointless, mundane existence, the boys behave with utter irreverence, chasing girls, sniffing drugs, starting fights and even mass-distributing a sex video on the Internet. Soon consequences of their antics catch up with the boys, and will test the only thing they take seriously: their friendship.

Mak, making her feature debut, injects the script with a level of authenticity rarely seen in teen-focused Hong Kong films. With an unknown cast and a keen eye for youth lingo and trends, HIGH NOON is driven by a raw energy, filled with teen angst and a disappointment with an adult world that offers little hope. Through montages, fantasy sequences and a constant sense of heightened reality, Mak boldly chooses a more unconventional style to tell a story that is affecting and powerful, and delivers a stunning film that is, quintessentially, Hong Kong cinema at its best. Mak is undoubtedly a talent to watch, and HIGH NOON is likely going to become the film that defines a generation.

 

-- Vicci Ho

Screening Schedule:

WED 3/18 9:00pm
Sundance Kabuki 1

THU 3/19 8:30pm
Pacific Film Archive
 

http://filmguide.festival.asianamericanmedia.org/tixSYS/2009/filmguide/eventnote.php?EventNumber=1040