Director: Pang Ho-cheung
“A eulogy to lung pollution, Love in a Puff makes sharing a pack of cigarettes look sexier than sharing a bed.” - Hollywood Reporter
In post-cigarette ban Hong Kong, smokers gather around rubbish bins, in alleyways and outside shops to share gossip and dirty jokes. It's over one of these informal smokers' huddles that Cherie meets Jimmy - a chance meeting that begins a slow-burning romance.
A sharp, funny, nicotine-infused rom-com, Pang Ho-Cheung's Love in a Puff skewers the foibles of contemporary courtships with unerring accuracy, adroitly capturing the restless, kooky and very human side of Hong Kong's dating culture.
Pang's Dream Home is also screening in this year's Festival.