“A legend for the ages, a brotherhood with a new sound was born…”
House of the Rising Sons is an adrenaline-fueled musical joyride that chronicles the chart-topping success of 1970s Hong Kong pop sensations, The Wynners.
Despite opposition from their parents, five young men form a neighbourhood band called The Loosers to play music and rebel against the staid conformity of their traditional upbringing. As they began to pursue their dreams, they find that the journey to stardom is never easy. Armed with grit, perseverance and raw talent, the band weathers the strain brought on by creative conflicts, personnel shake-ups and their rapidly growing popularity to become The Wynners and establish themselves as true musical legends.
Co-written and directed by the band’s drummer Anthony Chan, the nostalgic House of the Rising Sons deftly balances drama and comedy to tell the heartwarming tale of the origins of one of Hong Kong’s most popular bands. The film’s young actors bring the familiar personalities of the band to life, supported by cameo performances by some of the best-known names in Hong Kong. The result is a vibrant, feel-good story that will win over fans — new and old. -SW
Carlos Chan, Him Ng, Lam Yiu Sing, Yu Tan, Eugene Tang, Jonathan Wong
Anthony Chan 陳友
Anthony Chan is a Hong Kong actor, director and producer who, along with Alan Tam, Kenny Bee, Bennett Pang and Danny Yip, formed the band The Wynners, one of the most popular groups in Hong Kong history. Chan formed the company Go Go Film in the early 1980s, producing and directing a series of successful comedies, including Let’s Make Laugh (1983), Happy Bigamist (1987), To Err is Humane (1987) and Her Fatal Ways (1990). He also directed A Fishy Story (1989), which earned him a nomination for Best Director at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
2018 New York Asian Film Festival