The Cinema Arts Centre continues to provide online programming during our necessary shutdown to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections and protect our community. While we cannot physically be together right now, it remains vital to our mission to keep our community connections strong and provide independent film and cultural programming in the virtual setting.
MY PRINCE EDWARD – virtual screenings – with Director Q&A on Sept 8
September 4 - September 25
MY PRINCE EDWARD
Your email order confirmation will include a link to sign up for a Zoom Discussion and Q&A with Director Norris Wong on Tuesday, September 8th at 8:00 PM.
Serving countless newlyweds in Hong Kong’s go-to one-stop-shop of cheap wedding supplies doesn’t exempt Fong from social pressure to marry. Since nodding to Edward’s proposal, she has been pushed beyond limits by unaffordable housing, archaic customs, and intrusive in-laws. What befuddles her further is the reappearance of Shuwei, a mainlander she’s supposed to be divorced from out of a sham marriage that solved her coming-of-age hardship. Zeroing in on nuts and bolts of modern marriage, My Prince Edward pokes around fixated correlations of freedom with relationship status and geographic residence. Like a breath of fresh air out of the breathless space it navigates, the delightful gem contributes a rare humane take on the worldly metropolis’s divisions with humor and wisdom. As Fong redefines her best life and writer-director Norris Wong reclaims her home city’s narrative from outsiders, the profound thrills sparked by their courage will make you wholeheartedly cheer for a woman’s independence and Hong Kong cinema’s rejuvenation. (2019, Hong Kong, 88 min., In Cantonese & Mandarin with English Subtitles | dir. Norris Wong)