Fire Lee, 2015
China | Cantonese with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 90 minutes
An anarcho-absurdist blood-soaked Grand Guignol indie flick with attitude to burn, this is a pitch-perfect youth movie from Hong Kong. A twentysomething punk fancies himself a total player, but the best job he can find is as an overnight clerk at a convenience store. His co-worker is a cute chick and you’re thinking rom com, but then there’s a robbery, a gangster, a shoot-out, and by the time a neighbor is pulling out a homemade bomb, you realize that this violent farce is all about the current situation in Hong Kong, where nothing makes sense, the heartless wipe their feet on the hopeless, and you might as well burn it all down because there are no more better tomorrows.
Presented with the support of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York.