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2016 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

HAPPINESS + Q&A with Kara Wai and Carlos Chan


Directed by Andy Lo

Special Presentations, Narrative / Hong Kong / 2015 / Drama / 120 mins / Cantonese with English subtitles

HAPPINESS + Q&A with Kara Wai and Carlos Chan

Asia Society
July 19, 2016 7:00 pm


After his mother’s death, Chan Kai-yuk feels so alone that he leaves Guangzhou for Hong Kong to look up the father who abandoned him and his mom. But Yuk’s hopes are dashed on finding his dad has a new family and considers him a burden.

Alone and homeless, Yuk is taken in by Auntie Fen, a middle-aged recluse who leads a solitary existence. At first, their different habits and personalities lead to numerous squabbles, intensified by Yuk’s self-centeredness and Fen’s odd temperament.

As time goes on, Yuk learns Fen is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. The discovery unexpectedly serves as a catalyst for the young man’s growth as a caring friend. For the first time in her life, Fen feels truly blessed. But it is a situation rife with irony due to the nature of her disease and the accelerating elusiveness of feelings and memories.

$20 – Screening only
$120 – Screening + Reception (at 6pm) before the screening + Priority Seating

Post Screening Panel Moderated By:

S. Casper Wong

Director's Bio

Andy Lo (Lo Yiu-fai) studied in Hong Kong Screenwriter’s Guild in 1997 after he graduated from George Brown College. His works “Crazy n’The City” and “My Name Is Fame” were nominated for Best Screenplay at the 25th and 26th annual Hong Kong Films Awards. In 2013, Andy directed “Can’t stop the killing” and “Hardcore Comedy”.

Dates & Times

HAPPINESS + Q&A with Kara Wai and Carlos Chan

Asia Society
July 19, 2016 7:00 pm