Years of Macau - IFFAM - 4th International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

Years of Macau
Macao SAR | 2019 | 110’ | DCP | Colour | Cantonese, English, Portuguese | Group: B

Director: Tou Kin Hong, Penny Lam Kin Kuan, Albert Chu Iao Ian, Emily Chan, Peeko Wong, Chao Koi Wang, Maxim Bessmertnyi, Mike Ao Ieong Weng Fong, António Caetano de Faria

Showtimes
2019/12/07 19:15 Macao Tower

Programmer’s Note

A beautifully diverse collection of shorts giving nine young local directors the chance to share their ideas about their changing city, Years Of Macao is an unmissable contribution to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of handover. Creatively overseen and supervised by Tracy Choi, the films span over 20 years from 1999 to 2019. Some are broadly comic, most poignant, wistful and reflective. Between them, they feature a wide range of locations and take in events such as the 2000 Grand Prix crash and the aftermath of the 2017 Typhoon. Highlights include Emily Chan’s Till The End Of The World about a divorcing couple walking through the streets by night, and Maxim Bessmertny’s Dirty Laundry about two gweilos trying to get rid of an old washing machine in Coloane.

– Mike Goodridge

Synopsis

Years of Macau is an anthology film comprised of nine short films set in different years and locations in Macao over the last 20 years. The films are made by local directors and each features a unique story reflecting the overall changes that have happened since 1999. The stories share what the directors feel about Macao city using the language of cinema to convey their love for the city.

The films are in order:

2012 The Last Show directed by Albert Chu Iao Ian
2019 A Little Summer Day directed by Mike Ao Ieong Weng Fong
2000 REC – Last Days directed by António Caetano de Faria
2017 A Moment directed by Chao Koi Wang
2012 Till The End Of The World directed by Emily Chan Nga Lei
2000 Sparkling Mind directed by Penny Lam Kin Kuan
2018 Dirty Laundry directed by Maxim Bessmertny
2017 The First Cigarette directed by Peeko Wong Sio Nga
1999 Go Back Home directed by Tou Kin Hong

Director

Albert Chu Iao Ian
António Caetano de Faria
Chao Koi Wang
Emily Chan
Maxim Bessmertnyi
Mike Ao Ieong Weng Fong
Peeko Wong
Penny Lam Kin Kuan
Tou Kin Hong
Albert Chu Iao Ian

Cast & Crew

Director Tou Kin Hong, Penny Lam Kin Kuan, Albert Chu Iao Ian, Emily Chan Nga Lei, Peeko Wong Sio Nga, Chao Koi Wang, Maxim Bessmertny, Mike Ao Ieong Weng Fong, António Caetano de Faria

Scriptwriter(s) Tou Kin Hong, Penny Lam Kin Kuan, Albert Chu Iao Ian, Emily Chan Nga Lei, Peeko Wong Sio Nga, Chao Koi Wang, Maxim Bessmertny, Peace Ao Ieong, António Caetano de Faria

Producer(s) Tracy Choi Ian Sin

Cinematographer Peace Ao Ieong, Akimoto Chan, Simmy Cheong, Charlie Sou, Ryan Chen, Antonio Sanmarful

Production Designer Yakult Lin, Paula Lo, Peeko Wong Sio Nga, Chan Ka Keong, Liao Zi-Ying

Editor Tou Kin Hong, Penny Lam Kin Kuan, Albert Chu Iao Ian, Emily Chan Nga Lei, Peeko Wong Sio Nga, Chao Koi Wang, Maxim Bessmertny, Peace Ao Ieong, António Caetano de Faria

Music Akitsugu Fukushima, Ellison Lau, Akitsugu Fukushima, João Melo, Luis Bento of AUREA 1618, SOMBENTO, Fado do emigrante – Deolinda Rodrigues e Orquestra Tavares Belo

Costumes Designer Yakult Li, Paula Lo, Peeko Wong Sio Nga, Chan Ka Keong, Li Jia-Ling, Loi Iok Iong Lora

Cast Yung Yung Yu, Jie Zhao; Kate Leong, Jorge Vale; Helen Ko, Choco Chu; Chan Pak Tim, Flora, Ho Chi Iao; Eliz, Lao I Lum, Chan Fei Lek; Lam Sheung, Kylamary Ma; Chan Sai Peng, Ng Chi Wai; Ricardo Brito, Kelsey Wilhelm; Fillipe, Baptista Tou, Andrew, Kwok Hon Chu

Production Companies Catchy Entertainment and Talent Company Limited

20th Anniversary Macao Special Presentations