Director: Derek Yee
Runtime: 105 minutes
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Featuring Lau Ching Wan and Anita Yuen in breakout roles, this classic tearjerker is a ’90s Hong Kong cinema favourite. Set in vibrant Yau Ma Tei, it traces the budding romance between Kit and Min. Refusing to sell out, musician Kit is unable to find work and moves into a poor neighbourhood. Broke and disenchanted, he falls into depression. One night, he meets cheerful neighbour Min. Unwilling to be brought down by class, Min is a street musician whose unswerving faith and musical talent inspires Kit to rediscover his love of music and regain interest in life. Friendship soon becomes romance. However, Min discovers an issue with her health. Reviving a genre then neglected since the ’60s, this touching melodrama breathes life into its portrait of working-class HK citizens beset by true-to-life tragedies.