My Prince Edward
Presented in Partnership with Asia Society Texas Center and HAAPI Film Festival
with Director Norris Wong
Presented in Partnership with Asia Society Texas Center and Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival. Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Director Norris Wong, moderated by HCAS Board Member Karen Fang and translated by Melody Li.
Serving countless newlyweds in Hong Kong’s go-to one-stop-shop of cheap wedding supplies doesn’t exempt Fong from social pressure to marry. Since nodding to Edward’s proposal, she has been pushed beyond limits by unaffordable housing, archaic customs, and intrusive in-laws. What befuddles her further is the reappearance of Shuwei, a mainlander she divorced after a sham marriage. Zeroing in on the nuts and bolts of modern marriage, My Prince Edward pokes around fixated correlations of freedom with relationship status and geographic residence. Like a breath of fresh air, through the female protagonist Fong, writer-director Norris Wong reclaims her home city's narrative in a movie that will make you wholeheartedly cheer for a woman’s independence and a new age in Hong Kong cinema.
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|Country, Year||Hong Kong, 2020|
|Cast||Stephy Tang, Pak Hon Chu, Hee Ching Paw|
|Producer||Hing-Ka Chan, Sing-Pui O|
|Runtime||92 MINS, SECS|
Norris Wong is a Hong Kong-based writer-director who graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with an MFA in Film, TV and Digital Media. After graduating, Wong worked as a screenwriter at a television network and eventually joined the writer’s room of television series Margaret and David Green Bean (2016) and The Gutter (2020). Wong’s own works include Fall (2013) which won Best Script Award at the Hong Kong Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival, and From Here to There (2012) which was part of the Official Selection at Poitiers Film Festival and Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. My Prince Edward is Wong’s first feature film.