About Fang Ke (An Invitation)

by Léo Soesanto

Hao Zhao's and Yeung Tung's film is a wonderful, exquisite and nuanced response to the old saying "like father, like son". Father and son share a common taste for silence and restraint, endlessly striving to get closer to each other. However, the only thing we see,  is this gaping void between them, in their mind, their words and the finely crafted frames, whether it be in the intimacy of a flat or in a bustling restaurant. Calling to mind the work of Edward Yang and Yasujirō Ozu, these fragments of a holiday shot from the perspective of a child echo the connections between China and Hong-Kong, so far and yet so close.

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