Dir/Scr: Sylvia Chang
Prod Co: D & B
Cast: Sylvia Chang, George Lam, Cora Miao, Chung King-fai, Huang Man
1986 | Colour | 35mm | Cantonese | Chi & Eng Subtitles | 90min

‘That was a time when life was more relaxed and simple, when people's rhythm was much slower. Talks were not only more polite, but also more gentle, with a quality of grace and beauty. Ugly things wouldn't be laid open and everything was covered up. They would pretend that it never happened.'—Sylvia Chang

‘If you really let go, you're letting go for the big picture,' said Sylvia Chang of Passion, the film she directed, wrote and acted in. Two best friends are in love with the same man. The choice between friendship and love looks simple—but only on the outside. Inside, emotions run wild and deep. Chang, George Lam and Cora Miao play that triangle and their subdued but heartfelt performances capture with poignance the melancholic disenchantments of life. With tender pacing, the film brings out with grace and subtlety a seldom-seen facet of middle-class life at the time, one of principled gentility and discreet nobility. Chang's only film for D & B is a lyrical essay, portraying with literary redolence the many shades of woman sensibilities. Winner of five Hong Kong Film Awards and Golden Horse Awards.

Date Time Venue
29/9/2022 (Thu) [Additional Screening] 7:00pm Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
17/12/2022 (Sat)  [Full House] 7:00pm Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive

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