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Films By Fruit Chan

Mrs Lee is not coping well with ageing. Her vanity leads her to seek potions and powders to keep the wrinkles at bay, until desperation leads her to Mei and her rejuvenation dumplings. But when you make a meal-deal with the devil, don't ask what's in the filling. ... Christopher Doyle's gifted eye ... Read more
"[Durian Durian] follows the path of a young woman, Yan, as she struggles in a dirty precinct of Hong Kong, and her reimmersion into family life after she abandons the world of prostitution in the city. Chan shows us Yan's world through the eyes of an eight-year-old named Fan. ... "Yan is ... Read more
In the shadow of the modern, sky-rise, residential towers Plaza Hollywood (in East Kowloon) is the shantytown Tai Hom, which will shortly be torn down by the government to make way for a new development. Into this town enters mainland prostitute Tung Tung, also going by the name Fong Fong. She ... Read more
Cheung is nine years of age and already a tough little businessman making deliveries for his father's restaurant. As he expertly urinates in the tea he is about to drop off to a thirsty customer, he explains to his accomplice how to get revenge on bad tippers. ... Fan is a little girl in a family ... Read more
During the lead up to the Hong Kong handover, a band of disgruntled former soldiers struggle for existence, dumped by the Hong Kong wing of the British army once they'd outlived their usefulness. When they see that 'Chopsticks', the young street-punk brother of one of the soldiers (played by Made ... Read more
The winner of more than a dozen awards at festivals worldwide, [Made in Hong Kong] is a striking, black yet humanistic view of disaffected youth. Fruit Chan's astounding 1997 feature debut exhibits a personal approach to gripping social commentary and underworld machinations. Abandoned by his ... Read more
The winner at over a dozen festival awards worldwide, including numerous Best Film and Best Director citations, Made in Hong Kong is the first post-handover independent film from the former colony. Incorporating a striking, black yet humanistic view of youth, director Fruit Chan's astounding debut ... Read more
This is a most uncommon film about who we are, what we dream and what we all do at least a couple of times a day. Fruit Chan's seventh film is a wandering, contrary, metaphorical journey that focuses on four public toilets in four countries to explore the four basic human emotions: excitement ... Read more
Fruit Chan is back! The young HK Chinese director who captivated MIFF audiences last year with his dazzling Made in Hong Kong returns with an epic crime thriller set during the lead up to the hand-over. A band of disaffected soldiers, dumped by the British army stationed in Hong Kong once they ... Read more
[Three... Extremes] is a chilling, top-shelf anthology, featuring three short 'horror' films directed by perennial MIFF faves Park Chan-wook, Miike Takashi and Fruit Chan. ... "Park's [Cut] ranks as the director's best work to date. A famous director and his pianist wife are held hostage by a ... Read more
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