Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo, and Daniel Wu return for the third and final installment in the Overheard thriller series, directed by Hong Kong writers Felix Chong and Alan Mak, the same dynamic duo who wrote the script for critically acclaimed trilogy, Infernal Affairs. Recently released from prison, Jau (Louis Koo) leads an intricate plan to take down the Luk Brothers, a gang of bullies who rule the villages with an iron grip, and Uncle To (Kenneth Tsang), the self-proclaimed godfather of the New Territories.
Featuring an all-star cast, including China’s Zhou Xun, and a story ripped from the headlines, the film delves into the corruption and controversy surrounding the real estate development of Hong Kong’s New Territories. Reel Asian screened Overheard in 2009 and Overheard 2 in 2012. — KE
If All You Have is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail
Will Kwan* | 2014 | 6:00 | Canada
A white real estate agent and an Asian-Canadian home-buyer make small talk as they travel to visit prospective homes for sale. Through their conversation they strive to reconcile the identity, expectations, and motivations of the other. Adapted from Kwan’s three channel video installation of the same name. — AC
Will Kwan is a Toronto-based visual and media artist. He is a graduate of the MFA Program in Visual Art at Columbia University. His works has been exhibited internationally at museums, galleries, and art festivals.
Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo, Daniel Wu
Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Felix Chong is one of the most celebrated screenwriters in Hong Kong and has won several prestigious awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Chong is known for frequently working alongside cinematographer/director Andrew Lau, and writer/director Alan Mak. Chong is best known writing the script for the Infernal Affairs trilogy, Initial D, Dance of a Dream, and Confession of Pain.
Alan Mak made his directorial debut in 1997 with Nude Fear, written and produced by Joe Ma. Since then, Mak had directed numerous films such as Rave Fever (1999), A War Named Desire (2000), and Final Romance (2001). His first collaboration with writer Felix chong was Stolen Love (2001). Mak also co-wrote the script for the Internal Affairs trilogy.
New York Asian Film Festival 2014