Contemporary Indie Vision
香港藝術中心電影院 Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Hong Kong｜2017｜78 min｜Colour｜HD
In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles
Director: Luther Ng
In philately, tête-bêche (head-to-tail) is used to referred to a pair of generic stamps which is inverted in relation to one another, either through a printing error or intentionally. The stamps are of special value only when they are unseparated. Metaphorically, tête-bêche can precisely reflected the portrayed family’s tricky situation, that different role-plays or value judgments can lead to sparkling tension among family members, yet somehow the old saying of ‘blood is thicker than water’ prevails.
An overwhelming 2014 social movement in Hong Kong has devastated many families in the city.
Sai Hoi is father of the Suen family. As a journalist, Sai Hoi wants to safeguard his neutrality, but the souring relations between police and citizens, as well as police and reporters, are also posing increasing pressure for him to uphold his ideal. His son, Yau Wai envisages his job as a police merely a ‘stepping stone’ for a more promising future career. Nevertheless, it is crystal clear for Yau Wai that is he himself is a law-enforcing agent. Ironically, his younger sister Wai Yu, who is still studying at university, is an outspoken social movement activist. The trios in the Suen family are caught off-guard by the teasing of Moerae, or the goddess of destiny.
導演簡歷 Director Biography
伍立德 Luther Ng
Born in Hong Kong, Ng achieved a bachelor degree of Media Studies at RMIT University in Australia and a master degree of Social Work at the University of Hong Kong. Since 1998, he had been working at the TV division of public broadcasting, mainly as a journalist and producer of documentaries and features. Due to the preparation and shooting of the film, Tête-bêche , he resigned his job. He now returns to the TV field after finished the filming.