Asian Pop-Up Cinema Season 12

Elisa's Day (Hong Kong) - Past Film

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"A murder does not shed a single tear, only to reveal the gore of society.” 

In ELISA’S DAY, we find tragedy remains trapped in a fateful loop cursing youth from one generation to the next. Based on two real cases, 20 years apart, a young mother was found guilty of manslaughter. Twenty years later, her orphaned daughter was arrested for drug possession. Connecting the dots of these cases is Sergeant Fai. In 1997, when the transfer of Hong Kong occurred from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China, we find Elisa falling in love with Wai, becoming pregnant, and giving birth to Daisy. 

As Wai has committed a crime, he’s forced to leave Hong Kong, leaving Elisa to raise Daisy and face an unforgiving society by herself. There’s hope that they can have the perfect family life upon Wai’s return but what’s left is pain. With Daisy’s arrest for drug possession, Sergeant Fai recalls a young girl who murdered her boyfriend one decade prior, coming to the realization that Daisy is the orphan of that couple.

Director Alan Fung

Graduated from Communications degree in Macquarie University. Alan works as director and screenwriter for different local television channels, and responsible for documentary programs. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    106 minutes
  • Country
    Hong Kong
  • Premiere
    North American Premiere
  • Note
    Drama, Cantonese with English subtitles
  • Director
    Alan Fung
  • Cast
    Ronald Cheng, Hanna Chan, Tony Wu, Carol To, Aaron Chow