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LOVER'S DISCOURSE

OPENING GALA | TUE NOV 8 | 7:00 PM | ISABEL BADER THEATRE | BUY TICKETS
dir. derek tsang kwok cheung, Jimmy wan | hong kong 2010 | 118:00 | 35mm | cantonese w/eng. sub. | producers: william kong, ho-cheung pang | cast: eason chan, karena lam, kay tse, eric tsang | director in attendance | canadian premiere | rated 14a
ARTIST TALK WITH DEREK TSANG on nov 10, 11:00 am

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Lover’s Discourse is an irresistible four-part film about an eclectic group of seemingly unconnected characters in Hong Kong who are fixated on love. Their stories become intertwined as directors Tsang and Wan move through various stages of love, betrayal, and redemption. Hong Kong star Eason Chan and Canadian actress Karena Lam play former lovers who meet on a crowded Causeway Bay corner. Over drinks, their musings reveal an endearing and almost guilt-free intimacy. A quirky laundromat worker (singer Kay Tse) has a crush on one of her customers (Eddie Peng). After she salvages items from the clothes he drops off for cleaning, she indulges in whimsical fantasies about him. A school boy is obsessed with his friend’s mother (singer Kit Chan). His intense lingering gazes are dismissed by her at first, until he discovers her husband (Eric Tsang) is fooling around. Two individuals (Jacky Heung and Mavis Fan) join forces to tail their romantic partners when they suspect them of being unfaithful. In this debut film, Tsang and Wan employ various styles to tell their stories, including polished drama and grainy fantasy, in order to create tension while also relying on unspoken interactions to reveal the fragility of relationships and the desperation of blind love.

- Heather Keung

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Derek Tsang Kwok Cheung was born into the entertainment business in Hong Kong. He began his career at Peter Chan's Applause Pictures following his studies in Canada. He has since worked at all levels of production for the Pang Brothers and Pang Ho-Cheung.

Jimmy Wan was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has worked in advertising and film production; he began his film career with Pang Ho-Cheung. Lover's Discourse is Tsang and Wan's feature debut.

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PRESENTING SPONSOR:
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VENUE INFO:

Venue:
Isabel Bader Theatre   -   Map
Street:
93 Charles St W @ Queen’s Park
City:
Toronto