Mrs. Wong (Teresa Mo) knows her husband (Ray Lui) is having an affair, but for the sake of their marriage and their autistic son (Ling Man Lung), she chooses to silently endure his infidelity for the time being. What follows is a realistic, heartfelt drama of a working-class woman struggling to breakthrough her midlife crisis.
Tomorrow is Another Day provides a compelling snapshot of everyday life for the working class in Hong Kong and additionally, the film serves to raise awareness for families with autistic children. Stylistically, the film embodies the tone of Hong Kong auteur Ann Hui’s work. The intense drama is masterfully infused with a sense of matter-of-factness, constantly reminding its viewers that this is just another unremarkable day in the life of a Hong Kong family.
The ensemble cast deliver remarkable performances with veteran actress Teresa Mo earning the Best Actress trophy from the Hong Kong Film Awards. Her onscreen chemistry with Ray Lui will surely evoke nostalgia from fans of Hong Kong films and TV from the 1980s and 1990s. New talent Ling Man Lung is one to watch, with his convincing portrayal of an autistic teenager. – BX
Teresa Mo, Ling Man Lung 凌文龍 (in attendance), Ray Lui, Bonnie Xian
Tai-Lee Chan 陳大利
Tai-Lee Chan is a Hong Kong based director and screenwriter. He is the screenwriter for the critically acclaimed drama The Way We Dance (Reel Asian 2014 Spring Showcase) and the Ip Man film series. Tomorrow is Another Day is his directorial debut.
2017 Shanghai International Film Festival
2018 Asian Pop Up Cinema Chicago
Best Actress Award (Teresa Mo), Best New Performer (Ling Man Lung), 2018 Hong Kong Film Awards