Funds, Production Team, Distribution Partner, Festival Screening
A woman welcomes an old friend and her fiancé from Hong Kong into her London flat, introducing them to her neighbourhood as she bids farewell to the place she has grown to call home.
A bleak winter day in early 2021. Megan welcomes childhood friend Emily and her fiancé Vincent to her London flat. Freshly arrived from Hong Kong, they are keen to explore the neighbourhood. They visit the local pub for lunch and stop at the Thai mini-mart for groceries before taking a scenic detour through the park. Emily observes how native Megan has become, and questions why she is moving back. The Hong Kong she knew is gone. Megan struggles to answer. Their dinner is interrupted by her ex, James, who has come to pick up his things. He too, is confused by her decision to leave, which he admits to Vincent as they load up the car. Upstairs, Megan breaks down in front of Emily, revealing her heartbreak. The next morning, Megan hands over her keys to Emily. On the ride to the airport, we revisit the pub, the mini-mart and the park from Megan’s perspective. As Emily and Vincent start their new life, Megan bids farewell to the people and places she’s grown to call home.
Director’s Statement 導演闡述
I left Hong Kong at 17 to study and work overseas. After seven years abroad, I decided to return home in 2019 amidst a time of the mass exodus. No one understood why, and I had no answers to give. It took years to gain the distance and ability to articulate that void. Homecoming and Going is a note of validation for the diaspora, and anyone who has ever felt a yearning for home. What happens when the lines between foreign and familiar, coming and going become blurred?
Screenwriter, Director 編劇、導演
Kristie KO 高思約
Hong Kong-born writer-director based between Hong Kong, London and LA. A Tribeca Chanel Through Her Lens Women’s Filmmaker Program and Reykjavík Talent Lab fellow, KO holds a B.A. in film production from the University of Southern California. Her award-winning short film Ateh (2020) has screened at the Fresh Wave Film Festival, Kaohsiung Film Festival and Minikino. Her narrative MV Perfect Match is featured on Nowness Asia.
香港編導，於香港、倫敦、洛杉磯三地工作。畢業於南加州大學電影製作系，曾參與Tribeca Chanel Through Her Lens 女導計劃及冰島電影節新銳營。編導短片《Ateh》獲鮮浪潮「最受觀眾歡迎獎」 及「特別表揚」獎，並於高雄電影節、Minikino等電影節放映；劇情MV《完美的他》於Nowness Asia播放。
Merissa Jane LEE 李慧怡
Born and raised in Singapore, LEE earned her BA in Film and TV Production from the University of Southern California. Her award-winning short films have screened at Cannes, Telluride and the Student Academy Awards. She is currently a creative executive at Electric Somewhere, Jon M. Chu’s production company in Los Angeles.
來自新加坡，畢業於南加州大學電影製作系。得獎短片作品於康城影展、Telluride電影節等放映，獲美國Student Academy Awards提名。現工作於洛杉磯Electric Somewhere製作公司（Jon M. Chu創辦）擔任創意主管。
Sophia SHEK 石晶瑩
Born in Scotland and established in Hong Kong, Sophia SHEK is an independent producer known to champion underrepresented stories and directors. SHEK produced Emily Ting’s Go Back to China, which premiered at SXSW and screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival, as well as Ting’s first feature Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong. Shek also produced Simon Chung’s I Miss You When I See You, which premiered at the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
LIEW is a cinematographer based between London and Singapore, where she was born and raised. An IMDA scholarship recipient, she holds a Master’s degree in Cinematography from the National Film and TV School. Her short film Han received the Laszlo Kovac Golden Tadpole award at the 2016 Camerimage Festival.
工作於新加坡、倫敦兩地的攝影師。Rachel Liew曾獲新加坡IMDA獎學金，畢業於英國國立電影電視學院攝影系碩士。短片作品《Han》獲2016 Camerimage 電影節的Laszlo Kovac金蝌獎。
Film Unit / Production Company 影像單位 / 製作公司
Tuesday Pictures is a collective of independent filmmakers. What started out as a weekly writing workshop in the neighbourhood coffee shop every Tuesdays, has since expanded into an inclusive space for narrative storytelling.
Tuesday Pictures 由一班獨立電影工作者創辦。合作社來自每逢週二聚會的咖啡店劇本寫作坊，現今衍變成一個包容多元化劇情的空間。