Last evening, I had the opportunity to watch a film that I had been anticipating for awhile. Emily Ting’s ‘It’s Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong‘ at the Vancouver Film Festival. A few things made me fall in love with this movie:
- The main leads Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg. Great chemistry. Helps that they are also engaged in real life 🙂
- I love indie (independent) films, they are so much more intimate than big Hollywood Blockbuster films.
- The movie taking place in Hong Kong. I call this place practically my second home, and this movie made me fall in love with it again from a different perspective.
Without giving too many spoilers, I give this film 4/5. The shots and everything gave Hong Kong a very different vibe than what many would experience nowadays. What I mean by this is that with Hong Kong very commercialized and capitalist driven, a lot of its historic buildings and culture/vibe just doesn’t exist anymore. This film gave Hong Kong that vibe again and one of the main reasons I have high praises for this movie.
The acting by Jamie and Bryan was very well done, the emotions and chemistry is clearly there. One of the film’s main themes was exploring what happens when you meet the right person, but at the wrong time? I’m sure many can relate to this. I gave this film 4/5 because of the lack of build up on the confusion the pair felt as a result of their multiple interactions, it wasn’t until the end where the audience really feels that confusion too. The ambiguous ending was a good idea, providing viewers lots to think about and leaving space for discussion. From a ‘realist’ perspective, what would be the outcome? What about the ‘hopeless romantics’? All in all, I enjoyed the movie very much and Hong Kong truly is a beautiful place and you never know what to expect there, every day can be so different! This one will be a repeat on my list for sure.
I took the photo above during my visit earlier this winter. Night views of the city, one of my favourite things about Hong Kong ❤