Stephy Tang and Chu Pak Hong in a proposal scene from 'My Prince Edward' (2019) courtesy of Golden Scene
Stephy Tang and Chu Pak Hong in a proposal scene from 'My Prince Edward' (2019) courtesy of Golden Scene
My Prince Edward (2019) Golden Scene

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My Prince Edward

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Norris Wong | Hong Kong | | Unclassified (15+)
Film

Best New Director award-winner Norris Wong elevates the genre with an irresistible romantic comedy featuring actor-musicians Stephy Tang and Chu Pak Hong.

Impressive... Wong [shines] bright as an emerging talent in Hong Kong cinema.

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Australian premiere

Featuring a pre-recorded Q&A with director Norris Wong.

Fong (Stephy Tang) and Edward (Chu Pak Hong) have been together for seven years and eight months. They share a cramped apartment in Hong Kong’s Prince Edward district – Fong dreams of moving to Ho Man Tin – and both work in the wedding industry; Fong in a bridal-wear shop and Edward for a wedding video business in the same down-at-heel Golden Plaza mall. When Edward proposes marriage with a keen appreciation for the social aspirations of his mother, Mrs Yan (veteran television and film actress, Nina Paw Hee-Ching), Fong reacts with an inscrutable lack of enthusiasm, although she accepts.

For a bride-to-be, living in a neon-lit city that might well evoke fleeting images of the cinematic voluptuousness of Wong Kar-wai’s languid romantic drama, Fong seems decidedly not in the mood for love. When she discovers that she is still technically married to a mainland Chinese man she married ten years earlier in a sham marriage and hasn’t seen since, Fong and Edward’s relationship becomes even more strained, particularly given Edward’s inclination to track Fong’s every move via WhatsApp.

Writer-director Norris Wong’s award-winning screenplay astutely teases out the myriad sources of Fong’s romantic misgivings while also creating a layered, inclusive portrait of the dreams and desires of supporting characters in Fong’s friendship circle, such as her loyal friend, Yee (Eman Lam). Doing double duty as actress and composer, Lam’s lyrical score, which features talented lead actress Stephy Tang – former lead singer of Cantopop band, The Cookies – on vocals, deservedly won the award for Best Original Film Score at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

– Roberta Ciabarra; Curator, Film

Format: DCP
Language: Cantonese and Mandarin with English and Chinese subtitles
Source: Golden Scene
Courtesy: Golden Scene
Duration: 92 min

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92 mins

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About the director

Norris Wong graduated with an MFA in Film Production in 2012. Her graduation film, From Here to There (2012) screened at the Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Her 2013 short film Fall won the Best Script Award (Open Category) at the Hong Kong Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival. Nominated in eight categories, her first feature, My Prince Edward (2019) earned Wong the Best New Director award at the 2020 Hong Kong Film Awards.

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Director Norris Wong (cropped image)

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