Where’s the Head? — As strange as the title may sound, its packed with humour, laughter, suspense, horror, and Mo lei tau [This is HK Film Festival]

How can a “head” be missing? No, we are not talking about slaughterhouse, wartime, nor serial killer. The story is on the search of a missing head with a series of chaotic but hilarious events. What!? Still don’t get it? This is what “Mo lei tau” is. This is one of the popular genre of HK film during the late 70s to 90s. This is also the golden age of HK’s film industry. At its peak, HK is one of the most film produced industry worldwide, second to Hollywood. They don’t call “Hollywood of the East” for nothing. Mo lei tau combines humour, illogical, irrational, unpredictable, and down-to-earth in words or in actions. Though the hay day is over, the film’s director, Lui Mei-fung, is paying a tribute to the golden era of HK film. The other popular genre popularised the era include horror, thriller, gangster, and comedy. And this film did it all.

The film received Best Creativity and Best Cinematography from one of the top short-film award of Hong Kong, and under the category of film school students. Yes, indeed, this film is one of graduation project of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art (APA). APA is one of the top performing art school in Asia. Don’t let the “student” fool you, the plot, the twists, the scene, and the play will capture your eyes for every single seconds. The film has a fast pace rhythm that roller-coast all the way. If anything is related to “student”, it would be the budget. If they have the budget to make this a full feature film, I’m sure this will be a hit.

<Where’s the Head> will stir up different senses and emotion in your head, and with a bit of sweetness at the end. A full course meal.

The film will be screened during “This is HK Film Festival” on Feb 25, 2018, 6:00pm at John Dutton Theatre (Calgary Central Library). This is a free event, come to our FB Event page to register. For more info, go to http://www.ThisIsHKFilm.com

FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/326991357819170/

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