Films

Our Time Will Come

Our Time Will Come, "Ming yue ji shi you"

Synopsis

Director

Acclaimed Hong Kong director Ann Hui’s latest film dramatizes a little-known chapter of Hong Kong history – homegrown leftist resistance during WWII in the British colony against Japanese occupation. Atypically for a war film, „Our Time Will Come“ shows little in the way of lethal weaponry, combat mayhem or spectacular derring-do. Hui elucidates a different kind of wartime valor, one too rarely seen in the movies where women figure as central players.

In Hui’s rendition of Hong Kong under occupation, violence may sporadically spill out into the open, but for the most part the director limns a slow-burning war: battles fought clandestinely via sabotage and subterfuge and masked identities, in which patriotism can mean declaiming Song poetry with a Japanese colonel while covertly whisking imperiled writers and poets to safety across the border to China, or a young socialite couriering stolen enemy secrets under cover of her flirtatious charms, or the metamorphosis of a decorous schoolteacher into a seasoned guerrilla.

„Our Time Will Come“ forms an informal trilogy with „Love in a Fallen City“ (1984) and „The Golden Era“ (2014), two other Hui films about women in wartime that are set or partially set in Hong Kong, andcontinues the director’s career-long fascination with examining historical turning points and dislocations from the point of view of women.

Cheng-Sim Lim

Ann Hui

Ann Hui, pioneering Hong Kong New Wave director, was born in Manchuria in 1947 to Chinese and Japanese parents. After studying comparative literature, she went to film school in London before returning to Hong Kong and a short stint assisting the legendary director King Hu, followed by several years working in television. She made her feature directorial debut in 1979 with „The Secret“. Among Hui’s many subsequent award-winning films are: „Boat People“ (1981), „Song of the Exile“ (1990), and „A Simple Life“ (2011) which won grand prix’ at PÖFF competition programme EurAsia. „Our Time Will Come“ is Hui’s 28. full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • Fung gip (The Secret, 1979)
  • Woo yuet dik goo si (Woo Yuet’s Story, 1981)
  • Tau ban no hoi (Boat People, 1982)
  • Qing cheng zhi lian (Love in a Fallen City, 1984)
  • Ketu qiuhen (Song of the Exile, 1990)
  • Jidao zhuizhong (Summer Snow, 1994)
  • A Jin de gu shi (The Stunt Woman, 1996)
  • Youling renjian (Visible Secret, 2001)
  • Laam yan sei sap (July Rhapsody, 2002)
  • Yu guanyin (Goddess of Mercy, 2003)
  • Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo (2006, The Postmodern Life of My Aunt, PÖFF 2007)
  • Tianshuiwei de yeyu wu (Night & Fog, 2009)
  • Dexian chaofan (All About Love, 2010)
  • Tao jie (Lihtne elu, PÖFF 2011)
  • Huang jin shi dai (The Golden Era, 2014)
  • Ming yue ji shi you (Our Time Will Come, 2017)

Schedule

23.11.2017
18:15 - 20:25
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 070603
Sold out
26.11.2017
16:00 - 18:10
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 101701
Sold out
02.12.2017
16:30 - 18:40
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 161003
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Panorama

Film info

Countries: China, Hong Kong SAR China
Year: 2017
Duration: 130 minutes
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese
Director: Ann Hui
Producers: Ann Hui, Stephen Lam, Roger Lee
Writer: Jiping He
DOP: Nelson Lik-wai Yu
Montage: Mary Stephen
Composer: Joe Hisaishi
Cast: Xun Zhou, Eddie Peng, Wallace Huo, Deannie Yip, Tony Ka Fai Leung
Productions: Bona Film Group, Class Limited, Distribution Workshop, Entertainment Team Media Group, Quidam Studios
Festivals: Shanghai, Taipei, London, Busan

Synopsis

Director

Acclaimed Hong Kong director Ann Hui’s latest film dramatizes a little-known chapter of Hong Kong history – homegrown leftist resistance during WWII in the British colony against Japanese occupation. Atypically for a war film, „Our Time Will Come“ shows little in the way of lethal weaponry, combat mayhem or spectacular derring-do. Hui elucidates a different kind of wartime valor, one too rarely seen in the movies where women figure as central players.

In Hui’s rendition of Hong Kong under occupation, violence may sporadically spill out into the open, but for the most part the director limns a slow-burning war: battles fought clandestinely via sabotage and subterfuge and masked identities, in which patriotism can mean declaiming Song poetry with a Japanese colonel while covertly whisking imperiled writers and poets to safety across the border to China, or a young socialite couriering stolen enemy secrets under cover of her flirtatious charms, or the metamorphosis of a decorous schoolteacher into a seasoned guerrilla.

„Our Time Will Come“ forms an informal trilogy with „Love in a Fallen City“ (1984) and „The Golden Era“ (2014), two other Hui films about women in wartime that are set or partially set in Hong Kong, andcontinues the director’s career-long fascination with examining historical turning points and dislocations from the point of view of women.

Cheng-Sim Lim

Ann Hui

Ann Hui, pioneering Hong Kong New Wave director, was born in Manchuria in 1947 to Chinese and Japanese parents. After studying comparative literature, she went to film school in London before returning to Hong Kong and a short stint assisting the legendary director King Hu, followed by several years working in television. She made her feature directorial debut in 1979 with „The Secret“. Among Hui’s many subsequent award-winning films are: „Boat People“ (1981), „Song of the Exile“ (1990), and „A Simple Life“ (2011) which won grand prix’ at PÖFF competition programme EurAsia. „Our Time Will Come“ is Hui’s 28. full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • Fung gip (The Secret, 1979)
  • Woo yuet dik goo si (Woo Yuet’s Story, 1981)
  • Tau ban no hoi (Boat People, 1982)
  • Qing cheng zhi lian (Love in a Fallen City, 1984)
  • Ketu qiuhen (Song of the Exile, 1990)
  • Jidao zhuizhong (Summer Snow, 1994)
  • A Jin de gu shi (The Stunt Woman, 1996)
  • Youling renjian (Visible Secret, 2001)
  • Laam yan sei sap (July Rhapsody, 2002)
  • Yu guanyin (Goddess of Mercy, 2003)
  • Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo (2006, The Postmodern Life of My Aunt, PÖFF 2007)
  • Tianshuiwei de yeyu wu (Night & Fog, 2009)
  • Dexian chaofan (All About Love, 2010)
  • Tao jie (Lihtne elu, PÖFF 2011)
  • Huang jin shi dai (The Golden Era, 2014)
  • Ming yue ji shi you (Our Time Will Come, 2017)